for Climate Strategies|
1899 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
IRS Publication 78 "Cumulative List of Organizations" shows no listing for Center for Climate Strategies as an exempt organization as of 02/16/2009.
The Pennsylvania Department of State Business Entity Filing History shows Center for Climate Strategies as "Current Name" for the filing of Enterprising Environmental Solutions, Inc., which shows as "Prior Name" in Harrisburg, PA, as of 01/16/2009.
Enterprising Environmental Solutions, Inc was incorporated by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) in 1999 and appears to remain under total control of PEC even after the name change to Center for Climate Strategies.
However, this linkage may be in process of change, as the website of EESI has been taken offline and the Internet Archive record for the group states: "Access to http://www.eesi21.org has been blocked by the site owner via robots.txt." PEC appears eager to decouple itself from CCS.
CCS is a policy center within Enterprising Environmental Solutions, Inc. (EESI). Founded in 1999, EESI is a nonprofit incubator for economic, social and environmental entrepreneurship. EESI developed as a partnership of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the 21st Century Environment Commission. EESI seeks to find solutions that respect the necessary balance between environmental, community, and economic interests. EESI is committed to using market-based solutions, partnerships, demonstration projects, and policy innovation to achieve lasting environmental benefits and promote long-term economic opportunity.
The following entry from Pennsylvania Secretary of State Corporate Filings shows that the sudden disappearance of EESI's webpage and the robot-blockage of its Internet Archive web history has the earmarks of an attempt to hide the fact that the Center for Climate Strategies had ever been linked to PEC. What seems to have happened was that EESI merely changed its corporate name to Center for Climate Strategies, retaining EESI's federal EIN (Employer Identification Number) and its IRS 501(c)(3) exempt status. Until the principals of this organization clarify their intent, The Librarian reserves judgment on whether this involved intent to deceive.
Although the Center for Climate Strategies now has a Washington, D.C. address,
it is not registered with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, as of February 16, 2009:
Nor was Enterprising Environmental Solutions, Inc.
For accounts of the hidden groups behind the Center for Climate Strategies, see the profiles: