07 Jul '11, 6pm

Dirty-money shills lie about renewables—here’s the truth:

Robert Bryce, who has made a career out of saying things that are popular with the petroleum industry , is a lying liar who lies, most recently in the pages of The New York Times . In a recent op-ed he claimed, basically, that natural gas is greener than renewables because he says so. Meanwhile, inventor and academic Dan Kammen is the chief technical specialist for renewable energy and energy efficiency at the World Bank, and he says Bryce is bad at math and also sort of making stuff up. Bryce purports to calculate just how challenging it would be for the U.S. to get itself off of energy sources that require us to destroy large swaths of land just to get them out of the ground. But according to Kammen, he’s calculating with numbers that make no sense. Skipping over the nit-picky details of this debate, here's the bottom line for the U.S. of A.: Meeting a 33 percent renewab...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-07-07-dirty-money-shills-l...

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