Don't Believe the Dirty Lie
The fossil fuels industry and their lobbyists are always telling us that we can't afford not to use their dirty energy. Fossil fuels are abundant and cheap, they say. Renewables can't do the job, they argue, and switching to them would cripple our economy. But it's all a Dirty Lie.
It's time we started pushing back. The Dirty Lie is constantly repeated by coal and oil industry lobbyists and their friends in Congress. We need your help to call out the Dirty Lie whenever and wherever we find it.
How can you help call out the Dirty Lie?
When you come across the Dirty Lie being repeated without challenge, report it to us via Facebook, Twitter, or Delicious. In turn, we'll let you know how you can help call out the worst offenders. Get the full scoop here: How you can help call out the Dirty Lie.
We put together a factsheet to help you recognize the Dirty Lie when you see it. You can view the factsheet below, or right-click this link and choose "Save Link As" to download the PDF: Dirty Lie Factsheet.
How do we know it's a Dirty Lie?
We teamed up with more than 30 scientists and engineers from universities, institutes, and the renewable energy industry to create our new report, Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook. The report lays down a blueprint for how we ensure our emissions peak by 2015, as the Nobel prize-winning IPCC says they must if we’re to avoid runaway global warming, while phasing out nuclear and fossil fuel energy. It also shows how we can provide about 96% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2050, growing our economy and creating 1.1 million jobs in the renewables sector alone by 2030 in the process.
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