#1 cleantech news, reviews, & analysis site in the world. Subscribe today. The future is now.

Clean Power

Published on April 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


American Wind Energy Association CEO Denise Bode Takes on FOX News (on FOX News), Body Slams Them {VIDEO}

April 24th, 2011 by  

This is an awesome video that a loyal reader just shared with me — clearly not what FOX News wanted it to become.

Of course, the playing field is not even. They start the segment with a bunch of typical anti-wind statements and as soon as AWEA’s CEO, Denise Bode, starts to reply to them (or answer questions throughout the interview), the hosts bully her and speak above her to make her stop.

The host continues to try to do so throughout. However, eventually Denise takes over and slams them on the issue of subsidies and wind’s cost-competitiveness.

One criticism is that Denise uses a little too much technical language at the beginning.

But continually repeating the fact that fossil fuels and nuclear have gotten totally unbalanced subsidies is a great feature of Denise’s response (though, could have been a little more). Her repetition on wind energy’s cost-competitiveness is also great.


Why do I have the feeling they won’t bring her back or if they do, they’ll let her speak even less.

Unfortunately, they’ll continue to spout the one-sided propaganda and this is, of course, one key reason why China is kicking our a** in the clean energy race. As our reader wrote, when sharing this with me, “If you give it a listen I think you’ll understand why so many people in the US don’t ‘get it’.  If one uses Fox as their information source, they’re screwed….”

h/t New Energy News

Tags: , , , ,

About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

Back to Top ↑