Featured Fact Checks
Most Recent: Government support for renewable energy is costly, ineffective, and more significant than support for conventional fossil fuels.
April 3rd, 2014 Get the Facts »
Energy efficiency measures are too costly and won’t make a difference in how much energy we consume.
March 10th, 2014 Get the Facts »
February 24th, 2014 Get the Facts »
The Renewable Fuel Standard is a drain on the economy and its goals cannot be met without running into the “blend wall.” The EPA is correct to propose reducing it for 2014.
January 30th, 2014 Get the Facts »
The Northeast doesn’t have much renewable energy. It’s too costly to develop and the weather in the region isn’t suitable for wind or solar.
December 4th, 2013 Get the Facts »
Electric vehicles are inherently unsafe and prone to battery fires. The three recently-reported Tesla Model S fires are proof of this danger.
November 18th, 2013 Get the Facts »
California’s push for renewable energy has failed, leading to some of the highest electricity prices in the country and hurting the economy.
September 16th, 2013 Get the Facts »
Distributed generation (DG) is a niche market for rich, “off-the-grid” enthusiasts. DG increases costs for all ratepayers while also making the grid unreliable.
September 9th, 2013 Get the Facts »
Offshore wind is far too expensive to develop and it would never provide enough power to justify the investment.
August 5th, 2013 Get the Facts »
Energy efficiency is unproven and expensive to implement, and forcing companies and individuals to enact energy efficient practices is bad policy.
July 23rd, 2013 Get the Facts »
Power companies don’t like renewable energy because it’s bad for business. They stick to fossil fuels to provide power to their customers.
July 15th, 2013 Get the Facts »
The Renewable Fuel Standard is costly, mandates unrealistic fuels and takes away the incentive for biofuel producers to lower costs and grow the industry.
June 26th, 2013 Get the Facts »
Solar is a niche energy market that’s only good for powering off-the-grid homes. It’s too expensive and solar companies are completely bankrupt.
June 20th, 2013 Get the Facts »
The only energy innovators that matter are in the fossil fuel sector. Renewables aren’t innovating and that’s why they’re so expensive.
June 3rd, 2013 Get the Facts »
Wind energy can’t provide enough power to keep the lights on and will always remain a niche industry that the private sector has no interest in.
May 2nd, 2013 Get the Facts »
Fisker Automotive, Solyndra and other struggling green energy companies backed by Department of Energy loans are evidence that the government wastes money trying to pick “winners.”
April 26th, 2013 Get the Facts »
With cheap, abundant natural gas and coal, expensive renewables are unnecessary. Utilities should stick with these fuels instead of having to deploy new, more expensive renewable resources.
April 15th, 2013 Get the Facts »
Renewable energy subsidies prop up an otherwise economically-unviable industry. We should “level the playing field” by removing clean energy handouts and let renewables compete with fossil fuels.
April 2nd, 2013 Get the Facts »
March 18th, 2013 Get the Facts »
Renewable energy only represents a tiny bit of our power supply and will never be able to meet America’s power needs. Renewables will always be a fringe technology, only powering a handful of cars and off-the-grid homes.
March 1st, 2013 Get the Facts »
State Renewable Portfolio Standards are job-killing government mandates that offer no economic benefits and cause skyrocketing electricity rates.
February 20th, 2013 Get the Facts »
Biofuels are too expensive for military use, bad for cars and will never be produced in large enough quantities for consumer use. The Renewable Fuel Standard encourages the use of food for fuel and should be ended.
February 13th, 2013 Get the Facts »
Renewable energy is unreliable and must be continually backed up by fossil fuels for times when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine.
February 11th, 2013 Get the Facts »
Investment in renewable energy is in a downward spiral and major banks and institutional investors are cutting back their clean tech portfolios. Private investors do not believe in renewable energy.
January 22nd, 2013 Get the Facts »
January 16th, 2013 Get the Facts »
The PTC is a government subsidy that doesn’t really help the wind industry grow and hasn’t resulted in jobs or economic activity since its inception.
January 9th, 2013 Get the Facts »
Energy efficiency standards do not result in significant energy savings or lower costs for certified buildings.
December 14th, 2012 Get the Facts »
America doesn’t need improvements to our electric grid; we have one that works just fine and new transmission drives up electrical bills. We are also “overbuilding” to help renewables that aren’t even in service yet.
November 1st, 2012 Get the Facts »
October 25th, 2012 Get the Facts »
Renewable energy technologies use just as much water as traditional energy consumption and are unsuitable for drier regions.
October 22nd, 2012 Get the Facts »
Renewable Portfolio Standards will not help our energy needs and puts an undue burden on the taxpayers.
October 12th, 2012 Get the Facts »
Renewable energy development decimates wildlife and will lead to the extinction of endangered species.
October 3rd, 2012 Get the Facts »
Even with massive subsidies, renewable energy technology cannot survive. Renewables have been getting subsidies for years now; they should be able to stand on their own.
September 11th, 2012 Get the Facts »
August 10th, 2012 Get the Facts »
Wind farms are a threat to bird populations – and their harmful effect on bird populations is only getting worse as more wind farms are built.
August 8th, 2012 Get the Facts »
August 6th, 2012 Get the Facts »
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July 9th, 2012 Get the Facts »
Offshore wind energy is too expensive and can’t compete with traditional power sources to help meet our energy needs.
July 5th, 2012 Get the Facts »
The Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program is wasting taxpayer money. Abound Solar’s bankruptcy is proof of that.
June 29th, 2012 Get the Facts »