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Published on June 15th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


Why Fossil Fuel Companies Hate Solar So Much

June 15th, 2012 by  

We’ve covered these points below (including the specific case study discussed) numerous times before, but this is another really good, short write-up of the story from Jeremy Bloom over on sister site Red, Green, and Blue, so I thought it’d be a good idea to share this one here on CleanTechnica as well to try to make the points below just a little clearer and help them reach perhaps a few more eyes. Here’s the full repost:

Why big oil hates solar energy so much (via Red Green & Blue)

It’s not just that solar energy is a competitor to big oil, coal, and gas – it’s that solar cuts into big oil’s biggest profit center. In arguing against solar, they’re always happy to tell you, “The sun doesn’t shine at night, heh heh heh.” But nighttime isn’t when extra power is…

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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.

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