14 Oct '11, 8pm

Move over, Solyndra: There’s a new fake solar scandal

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . When Total, the 14th largest oil and gas company in the world, bought 60 percent of leading solar manufacturer/developer SunPower back in June, here's what the company said: We evaluated multiple solar investments for more than two years and concluded that SunPower is the right partner based on its people, world-leading technology and cost roadmap, vertical integration strategy and downstream footprint. What did the pundits on Fox News say about it? Nothing. But when an editor for Guns & Patriots magazine (yes, you read that correctly) strung together a completely bogus "scandal " about SunPower using disparate pieces of information, the network was all over it -- allowing this "bigger than Solyndra" story about a $1.2 billion loan guarantee to take over the prime time airwaves. Here's the catch: None of this punditry is based on realit...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/solar-power/2011-10-14-move-over-sol...

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