20 Feb '15, 1pm

Solar Industry Prepares for Battle Against Koch Brothers' Front Groups via @ecowatch

Solar Industry Prepares for Battle Against Koch Brothers' Front Groups via @ecowatch

critics want a bare knuckle brawl, then they’re going to get one. This type of guerrilla warfare simply isn’t going to work. Americans overwhelmingly support clean, renewable solar energy—and that scares the hell out of the Koch brothers and their lackeys. Here’s the dirty little truth: few industries benefit more from the U.S. tax code than carbon-rich big oil. By their own estimates, oil and gas tax breaks amount to a staggering $100 billion over 10 years. So how do the Koch brothers divert attention away from this? They prod conservative groups, many of which they fund directly or indirectly, to attack clean energy. If it served their purposes, they would portray Snow White as an adulteress, a deadbeat and a crack queen.

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/20/solar-battle-koch-brothers...

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