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Published on January 6th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


Did 60 Minutes Read “How To Write A Hit Piece On The Solar Industry”

January 6th, 2014 by  

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I already wrote all I think I needed to write about the 60 Minutes episode that ran last night. Frankly, we have thousands of articles that tell the obvious true story — cleantech is growing fast and doing excellently.

However, one of our readers, Carter Lavin (@CarterLavin), tweeted me last night to remind me of an excellent guest post he wrote here last year around this time that makes fun of the kind of story 60 Minutes just fabricated. It’s a great article, so I thought I’d repost it again today. Check it out:

How To Write A Hit Piece On The Solar Industry In 6 Steps (via Clean Technica)

This is a fun and interesting guest post that I think many of you will love. Check it out: Hey reporters, having trouble coming up with an idea for a new article? Why don’t you write an attack on the solar industry — media outlets love these! If…



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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. 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, 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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