When people ask: What keeps you up at night? I tell them this: there’s an unholy amount of money being spent to attack renewables right now–an unprecedented blitz of solar slander, renewablemongering and clean energy kvetching that could set policy efforts back decades. Consider: of the negative advertising in April of this this election cycle, 81% targeted renewable energy for attack. And when you factor that this presidential election is shaping up to be the most expensive in history, with experts estimating spending in the range of $6 billion dollars, well, we got trouble.
We can’t let them make clean energy a dirty word. In order to combat disinformation, we are working with the American Council on Renewable Energy on a new website, EnergyFactCheck.org — a non-partisan source of facts, fact-checking, and corrections to the record on all things renewable energy. Check it out:
And consider yourself deputized! If you see an article in your local paper that doesn’t get the facts right, send a letter to the editor with a correction. Same for your local TV newscast. As always, we recommend civility in your rebuttal. Catch more flies with honey, etc. Similarly, if you see positive coverage about solar in your community that should be highlighted, ping the folks at email@example.com. Let us know how it all works out.
It may take a village, but it is even better if the village is solar-powered.