Meter Reading: Looking for Inspiration at SXSW Eco, Fact-Checking Romney’s Green Jobs Claim, and More
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney claims that half of the green job investments of the Obama administration have gone out of business. But is that true?
Should climate change have been on the agenda at the debate? – ” Ultimately, while relevant to domestic policy, climate change is more at home in a foreign policy debate where we juggle our national interests … with the needs of others … ” — Scientific American
SXSWeco: Jigar Shah and U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan Attempt to Make Renewable Energy Inspirational — “I found Shah’s speech weirdly uninspiring. He has the nerdy swagger of the type of entrepreneur who’s a hit at Davos or the Aspen Ideas Festival. I don’t see his message resonating in say, Peoria, or Pearland, Texas. Even here, among the greentech faithful, some of his statements induced eye-rolling.” — Texas Observer
Fact-check: Half of fed-funded green companies bankrupt? – “The wave of bankruptcies that Romney’s comments suggest? It hasn’t happened.” – Fuel Fix