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US Commentators Point At Germany For Bad Energy Policies, But Live In Glass Houses

March 15th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

There are two persistent and overlapping trends in American discussions of climate change, nuclear energy, and renewable energy. The first is American exceptionalism, the idea that the USA is doing better than any country in the world despite denying climate change and walking away from the Paris Accord. The second is that Germany is awful, choosing to shut down its nuclear plants, resulting in massive increases in greenhouse gases


Show Me The (Fossil Fuel) Money

December 29th, 2012 | by Silvio Marcacci

A new report ties millions in fossil fuel industry funding to anti-clean energy media outreach by think tanks who fail to disclose their financial ties


AEI Economist Fumbles Big Time on Cost of Renewables

February 29th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

Did you know that the landing on the moon was staged? Or that swallowing seeds will cause fruit to grow in your stomach? Or that the cost of solar power has gone up 63% since 2001? If you are tied to reality, you’d know that all three of these statements are utterly false. And while most people know that the moon landing was real and that seeds don’t grow in your stomach, the last falsity is an easy one to slip by people who don’t follow energy — which is almost everyone. In fact, the installed cost of solar has come down nearly 40% since 2001.



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