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FACTSHEET: Institute for Energy Research, IER

DETAILS

6524 San Felipe, PMB 287 Houston, Texas 77057-2611
Phone: (713) 974-1918
IER analyzes public policy related to oil, gas, coal, and electricity. According to IER's mission statement, it "articulates free-market positions that respect private property rights and promote efficient outcomes for energy consumers and producers."

IER President Robert Bradley is a Cato Institute scholar and received the 2002 Julian Simon Award from CEI. One of Bradley's areas of concentration is "global warming alarmism." IER does not publish reports, but sells publications Bradley has written for other organizations, such as the Cato Institute. These publications include "Climate Alarmism Reconsidered" (Institute of Economic Affairs, 2003) and "Renewable Energy: Not Cheap, Not 'Green'" (Cato, 1997).

FUNDING

Institute for Energy Research has received $307,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

2003
$37,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: Institute for Energy Research website 5/04

2004
$45,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Climate Change and Energy Policy Issues
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$65,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$65,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$95,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

KEY PEOPLE

Robert L. Bradley Jr.
President
Source: Institute for Energy Research website 5/04

PEOPLE

Sen. George Allen

Source: P.R. Watch's Disinfopedia

Wayne Gable
Director
Source: P.R. Watch's Disinfopedia

Robert  Bryce

Source: checks and balances project

SOURCES

P.R. Watch's Disinfopedia
"a collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests." Run by P.R. Watch (John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton).
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Disinfopedia

Institute for Energy Research website 5/04
http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/index.html

ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report
2004 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4380

ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387

ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research downloaded from Exxon website
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4381

ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=4586

checks and balances project
http://checksandbalancesproject.org/category/profiles/