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Good news on the “tired of dealing with lost clean energy haters” front (or just with misinformed but open-minded citizens) — some good folks with real energy facts have set up a new site, EnergyFactCheck.org.
Here’s a pretty astounding note from Adam Browning of Vote Solar, who passed this along to me:
“Consider: of the negative advertising in April of this this election cycle, 81% have targeted renewable energy for attack. And when you factor this presidential election is shaping up to be the most expensive in history, with experts estimating spending in the range of $6 billion dollars, well, we got trouble.”
This is pretty good indication that clean energy is threatening some folks with a ton of money (i.e. King Coal and Queen Oil). It’s also a reminder as to why we focus a good bit of our time and attention on policy and politics! The record needs to be set straight.
EnergyFactCheck.org is reportedly “a non-partisan source of facts, fact-checking, and corrections to the record on all things renewable energy.”
The fact-checking I’ve noticed on the site is 100% correct, and highly useful. Check it out!
Here are a few last words from Browning:
“If you see an article in your local paper that doesn’t get the facts right, send a letter to the editor with a correction. Same for your local TV newscast. As always, we recommend civility in your rebuttal. Catch more flies with honey, etc. Similarly, if you see positive coverage about solar in your community that should be highlighted, ping the folks at email@example.com. Let us know how it all works out.”
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