Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Campaign Ads Slam Stimulus Bill Program for Renewable Energy

Republican and Democratic campaign leaders clashed today over the accuracy of GOP political ads attacking a stimulus bill program that gives money to renewable power companies. The wind industry's biggest trade group in a letter had asked national campaign committees to cease running ads that the industry argues make false statements about the program. A study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that as many as 40 percent of the wind farms built in the first year of the program installed turbines and other equipment manufactured overseas (Greenwire, Oct. 14, 2010). More>