All posts tagged "misinformation"

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    Power Hungry? Or just on a low-fact diet?

    Over the weekend I had the misfortune of reading Power Hungry by Robert Bryce. Mr. Bryce is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a Washington think tank that receives a significant amount of funding from the oil and gas industry. Based on the sheer number of incorrect and misleading claims the...

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    Danish wind power and carbon emissions cuts

    Guest blog by John B. Cadogan, Ph.D. The issue of wind energy's contribution to Denmark's electric supply arose in response to an op-ed by Robert Bryce in Sunday's Washington Post in which Bryce alleged that the displacement of carbon dioxide emissions in Denmark by wind energy was a myth. The Huffington Post...

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    Anti-wind study funded by…surprise!…U.S. fossil group

    Last year, a research company in Denmark produced a controversial report that questioned the credibility of the Danish wind industry, particularly claims that wind energy reduces carbon emissions. The report raised eyebrows because the Danes are really good at wind energy–for example, they have come up with a system of power shifting...

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    KATU-TV swallows fossil-fuel line on wind

    Last Thursday, Portland TV station KATU failed the most elementary principles of journalism by biting hook, line, and sinker and taking a fossil-fuel industry front group’s false and misleading statements about wind energy at face value. The news story begins by claiming that concerns about wind energy “have been raised by some.”...

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    The wind doesn't blow all the time…for the umpteenth time

    Here's a quote from a blog on a website hosted by SNL interaactive, written by Bill Burson: Quote : The main problem is the wind doesn't blow all the time, and the backup generation necessary when the wind stops blowing can generate more pollution than what was saved originally. Public Service Co....

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    NY Times recites wind integration myths

    Haphazardly dropped into the middle of an interesting and otherwise technically accurate New York Times article about a new type of solar power plant are a couple of paragraphs of unsubstantiated nonsense on the topic of wind energy integration. The only source for the “information” in these paragraphs appears to have been...

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    It's a snow job on wind from ABC News

    Last night, while the world was busy with real news, ABC News presented a fictional account of how the Obama Administration's Recovery Act was being used to ship jobs overseas. Apparently no one at ABC or American University, which sponsored the bogus reporting directly to ABC, understands the way the global economy...

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    The New York Times gets it wrong on wind report

    It’s rare that we take on the media directly, but this is one of those Times. This week the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), an institution funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, issued a comprehensive report assessing the feasibility of substantially increasing the use of wind energy in an area known...

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    Wind energy and birds: No double standard

    Recently, the Wall Street Journal reprinted an opinion article titled "Windmills Are Killing Our Birds," by Robert Bryce. (It was the second anti-wind item from Mr. Bryce that has turned up in the Journal in the past few weeks—our response to the earlier one is here.) Briefly, Mr. Bryce’s most recent argument...

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