04 Oct '11, 5pm

GOP Rep: America "Can't Compete With China" on Clean Energy sure there are some folks at #sxsweco that would disagree.

Wait a minute -- I thought that a jingoistic 'ra-ra, America-is-number-one' attitude was a requirement for joining the GOP. So what -- America's not good enough for renewable energy? We don't have what it takes? Is Stearns saying that we should give up on creating a clean energy industry here in the United States, and leave that messy business of building wind turbines and solar panels to China? Never mind that analysts continue to forecast clean energy to be one of the most important industries of the coming decades. Never mind that the U.S. already has a fast-growing clean energy sector -- one of the few that has actually grown, and added jobs in the midst of the recession. Never mind that Solyndra accounts for only 1.7% of the DOE's clean energy loans, and that all the other recipients are performing well. No, because one company went belly-up, let's throw in the towel,...

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