A disturbing paper trail has emerged showing that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is funneling vast sums of cash into the United States to fund the push for America to tackle the so-called “climate crisis.”
Financial records have exposed millions of dollars flowing from the CCP into “global warming” initiatives and climate pressure groups.
The documents reveal that the Chinese dictatorship has made major investments in green agenda groups lobbying the U.S. federal government to comply with the “Net Zero” demands of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The effort is being led on the ground in the U.S. by an organization called the Energy Foundation.
While the Energy Foundation is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and appears to be an American organization, it is managed by CCP officials in China.
The Energy Foundation focuses on pressuring Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration to commit to ending fossil fuel use and begin transitioning to “green” alternatives.
The company’s recently filed tax form shows the group, which refers to itself internally as “Energy Foundation China,” contributed $3.8 million to initiatives pushing to phase out coal use in the U.S. and electrify the transportation sector.
The group’s main agenda is to pressure to U.S. government to comply with “Net Zero” and usher in “Agenda 2030” on behalf of the WEF and the United Nations (UN).
The organization’s funding and ties to the CCP were exposed in documents obtained by Fox News.
“The Energy Foundation’s ties to China are both extremely disturbing and reprehensible,” Tom Pyle, the president of the Institute for Energy Research, told the outlet.
“These environmental organizations, the recipients of this money, are, in essence, sacrificing our national security and empowering China.”
“We are the richest energy nation in the world with respect to coal, oil, and natural gas,” he continued.
“And yet the Biden administration and the environmentalists fueled by China are promoting policies that would increase our dependence on China, which controls all the minerals and materials needed for batteries and wind and solar, and curtail our production of oil and gas here at home.”
According to its financial filings, the Energy Foundation’s grant revenue declined 30% year over year to $56.7 million in 2022.
However, its grant contributions to outside groups and initiatives worldwide increased to $52.1 million, up 27% compared to last year.
The CCP-controlled organization awarded more than a dozen grants in the U.S. last year.
Among those grants, the group wired $900,000 to the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).
RMI is a Colorado-based think tank that has engaged the White House on climate policy.
The organization aggressively advocates a complete “phaseout” of fossil fuel reliance and federal rollout of the WEF’s “Net Zero” policies.
The Energy Foundation sent another $480,000 to the Washington, D.C.-based International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).
ICCT advocates for widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption and policies “decarbonizing” the transportation sector broadly.
It also wired grants — one to the University of Maryland and another to the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs — worth a total of $450,000 and earmarked for projects to phase out coal power reliance.
It further sent $375,000 to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a group founded as “America’s first litigation-focused nonprofit dedicated to making dirty industries clean up their pollution” and which has filed dozens of legal challenges pushing far-left green measures.
Through its legal efforts, the NRDC has opposed domestic fossil fuel drilling, coal plants, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and critical mineral mining projects.
“NRDC receives no funding from Chinese sources,” Bob Deans, NRDC’s director of strategic engagement said in a statement.
“The Energy Foundation is a U.S. philanthropic organization, as are its associated entities, as detailed in publicly available state corporate filings in California and Delaware.”
“This grant funding was used to help China cut its carbon footprint by, for example, encouraging the use of energy-efficient appliances and improving access to wind and solar power for drivers of electric cars in China, where electricity and transportation account for more than half of all carbon emissions,” Deans said.
And the Energy Foundation contributed $350,000 to Harvard University, a grant earmarked for “outreach to build a clean energy future.”
“The Energy Foundation’s grant-making is almost exclusively focused on making it hard to produce energy and move it around here at home,” Pyle warns.
“These organizations have little to do with the environment and everything, almost everything, to do with advancing this redistribution agenda.”
“If they’re successful, they’ll make America weaker and China stronger,” he said.
According to its 2022 financial statement, the Energy Foundation leases two office facilities in China under operating leases that have terms through April 2024.
As with all companies that operate in Communist China, the group has sworn allegiance to the CCP.
The organization also has significant ties to the ruling Chinese regime.
For example, Energy Foundation CEO and President Ji Zou previously served as the deputy director general of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy, an agency within the Chinese government’s National Development and Reform Commission.
Liu Xin, who heads the group’s environmental management division, previously served in a high-ranking role at the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau.
Ping He, the program director of the group’s industry program, worked for eight years at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a leading state-run research institution.
The revelation of the Energy Foundation’s extensive funding for U.S.-based climate initiatives comes amid an ongoing congressional probe led by House Natural Resources Committee Republicans over the CCP’s growing influence on the American environmental activist movement.
The panel has probed a series of nonprofits with ties to China.
“For years, the CCP has used U.S. nonprofits to influence American public opinion and policy decisions,” a Natural Resources Committee aide told Fox.
“The vast and well-funded CCP nonprofit influence machine is particularly focused on promoting Chinese energy interests and weakening America’s competitiveness.”
“Sadly, radical eco-activists in America do more to advance the interests of the CCP than promoting commonsense energy and environmental policies in the United States,” the aide added.
Overall, while the U.S. is the largest global producer of oil and gas, which still drives every major industry from transportation and power to manufacturing and construction, Chinese companies have established a major foothold in green energy markets.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), for example, China produces about 75% of all lithium-ion batteries, a key component of EVs, worldwide.
The nation also boasts 70% of production capacity for cathodes and 85% for anodes, two key parts of such batteries.
In addition, more than 50% of lithium, cobalt, and graphite processing and refining capacity is located in China, the IEA data showed.
Those three critical minerals, in addition to copper and nickel, are vital for EV batteries and other green energy technologies.
Chinese investment firms have also been aggressive in purchasing stakes in African mines in recent years to ensure firm control over mineral production.
China also continues to dominate the global solar supply chain even as Western nations attempt to increase domestic manufacturing capabilities.
According to a July 2022 IEA report, China has a greater than 80% share in all the manufacturing stages of solar panel manufacturing.
China further produces a staggering 95% of all global polysilicon, ingot, and wafer supplies necessary for solar products.
Meanwhile, experts are increasingly raising the alarm about the damage that “Net Zero” will cause to society, especially in America.
Experts are now warning that “billions” of people around the world will die if “Net Zero” is fully implemented globally, as Slay News reported.