NRDC's Greene: Norquist used misleading data to attack renewables

12/21/2011 | NRDC.org

Renewable energy creates jobs, cuts pollution, protects public health and helps wean the country off fossil fuels, writes Nathanael Greene, director of renewable energy policy for the Natural Resources Defense Council. He was responding to an article co-written by Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform that "tries to tie the policies that support the growth of renewable energy like wind and solar, which the vast majority of Americans want, to inaccurate, fossil-fuel industry funded studies and misleading statistics about the cost of power, or high unemployment," Greene writes.

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