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Utah State professor brings misinformation campaign to Michigan, Colorado

The former Koch Professor Randy Simmons continues to push out error-ridden, cookie-cutter reports attacking renewable energy. Simmons is seemingly undeterred by the facts, as well as the embarrassment of his false claims being debunked by major national media outlets including Newsweek, the Washington Post, Politico, and most recently the New York Times. His latest attacks … Continue reading Utah State professor brings misinformation campaign to Michigan, Colorado

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Koch Professor drops his Koch title, still makes same errors plus some new ones in Ohio study

The Koch Professor’s title isn’t the only thing that’s changed after facing negative publicity. Randy Simmons and his colleagues, including Ryan Yonk who is testifying at a hearing in Ohio today, also changed their methodology from what they’ve previously used in their cookie-cutter attacks on clean energy, while still using old data. Interestingly, using the … Continue reading Koch Professor drops his Koch title, still makes same errors plus some new ones in Ohio study

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Koch groups try debunked wind energy attack for a fourth time

  A new attack piece by a Koch front group, Institute for Energy Research, recycles their familiar attack playbook of starting with an inflated cost for wind energy and then mischaracterizing how the power system functions to argue that the real cost of wind is even higher. Once the incorrect assumptions are corrected, this and … Continue reading Koch groups try debunked wind energy attack for a fourth time

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Americans for Prosperity plan: attack wind energy with myths

A recent memo from Americans for Prosperity reveals that the Koch brothers-funded group plans once again to attack wind energy based on misconceptions. Their Groundhog Day campaign plan, which was posted online and widely commented on this week, lists blocking reauthorization of the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) as a holdover on their national … Continue reading Americans for Prosperity plan: attack wind energy with myths

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Another day, another hypocritical and misleading Koch group letter

Koch Industries and their well-funded web of organizations are once again attacking an important policy for wind power — the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) – this time with a letter to Congress that makes a claim that even Koch-funded polling disproves. On Monday, the Koch front group Americans for Prosperity sent a letter … Continue reading Another day, another hypocritical and misleading Koch group letter

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The Koch brothers’ underhanded attack on wind energy

A coalition of conservative groups lead by the Koch-affiliated American Energy Alliance (and including the Koch-affiliated Americans for Prosperity, the Koch-affiliated Competitive Enterprise Institute, among others) are showing up in force against renewable energy, urging congressional Republicans to allow a key wind energy tax credit to expire. Wind power’s Achilles heel, for the time being, is that … Continue reading The Koch brothers’ underhanded attack on wind energy

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The Right Wing Trains Its Hysterical Eye on Renewable Energy

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently did its level best to alert the public to a genuine global crisis: climate change is accelerating and the need for action is critical. The IPCC’s report highlighted some signs of preliminary progress, however, including sharp reductions in the costs of renewable energy. A New York Times editorial … Continue reading The Right Wing Trains Its Hysterical Eye on Renewable Energy

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Fossil Fuel Industry and Koch Brothers Align to Kill Extension of Wind Energy Tax Credits

It seems that every year, renewable energy advocates are forced to respond to some false claims made by oil or coal interest groups trying to mislead the public and legislators into believing that solar and wind energy are not worth supporting. Even though wind power is a clean, renewable, homegrown form of energy that is … Continue reading Fossil Fuel Industry and Koch Brothers Align to Kill Extension of Wind Energy Tax Credits

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Wind Energy Threat to Birds Is Overblown

Wind energy is one of the cleanest, most abundant, sustainable — and increasingly cost-effective — ways to generate electricity. It is also one of the fastest growing electricity sources around the globe. mac os x snow leopard digital download In the United States alone, more than 13,000 megawatts of new capacity was installed in 2012, … Continue reading Wind Energy Threat to Birds Is Overblown

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