The Brown Power Conspiracy

I refer to Brown Power as any power source that uses water and/or emits smoke or some other pollutant.  Coal, gas, nukes -- these are brown power sources. 

A lot of greenies insist that there's a brown power conspiracy -- those with interests in the brown power sector who conspire to thwart green (renewable) power.  

I have an open mind, but I demand evidence.  So, I'm collecting here anything I come across supporting or vitiating the conspiracy claim.

Here's a piece on the influence of brown power money on the national mindset.