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Report Solar Slandering, Renewablemongering and Clean Energy Kvetching to EnergyFactCheck.org July 26, 2012

Posted by Laura Arnold in Uncategorized.
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Dear IndianaDG Blog Readers,

This message comes from our friends at VoteSolar. Have you noticed that there has been an onslaught of negative articles about solar as well as other renewable energy and distributed energy resources. Hopefully, this new project through EnergyFactCheck.org will help. If find any specific articles of this sort relating to Indiana, please let us know.

We need everyone’s help to set the record straight.

Laura Ann Arnold



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% have 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 info@energyfactcheck.org. Let us know how it all works out.

It may take a village, but it is even better if the village is solar-powered.


Adam + Team

The Vote Solar Initiative

300 Brannan Street, Suite 609

San Francisco, CA 94107






1. Harold Poulsen - July 31, 2012

Wow – solar slams.
Who gains from that?

Laura Arnold - July 31, 2012

I think the fossil fuel industry thinks it will win from solar slams. LA

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