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Published on December 31st, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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8 Most Ridiculous Cleantech Attacks Of 2013

December 31st, 2013 by  


solar resources map NRELMedia Matters last week released an article on the “8 Most Absurd Attacks On Clean Tech In 2013.” It’s some good/ridiculous stuff. For the full article, just click that link. I’ll just paste the list (without the intro and extra paragraphs on each) below, adding articles to our own stories about some of these below the relevant list items.

1. Fox Business Reporter: Germany’s Solar Industry Better Than U.S.’s Because “They’ve Got A Lot More Sun Than We Do.”

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2. After Electric Automaker Tesla Becomes A Success, Fox Forgets Its Federal Loan.

3. Bill O’Reilly Smears Tesla, Falsely Claims It Had Net Losses.

4. WSJ Editorial Board Member: New York City’s Bike Share Program Part Of “Totalitarian” Plot.

5. Fox News: Wind Turbines May Cause “Devastating” Health Effects. 

6. Right-Wing Media Falsely Claim Energy Efficiency Responsible For Super Bowl Blackout.

7. Fox News: Solar Power “Might Be Tanking Our Economy.”

8. When Fox Couldn’t Point To Actual Facts To Smear Tesla, They Made Some Up. 


 

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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.



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