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.

Greenpeace: Don't believe the dirty lieIt'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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Some Reflections on the Elections

Blog by rgardner | November 3, 2010 6 comments

Last night was an interesting night. I’d like to weigh in a little bit about the election, who really won, and the impact of dirty money on this election cycle. Clearly, Big Oil and King Coal won last night. Pure and simple. Voters...

Coal, Dirty Lies and a time to Rise Up!

Blog by robertgardner | August 19, 2010 6 comments

This blog is a collaborative effort from Robert Gardner and Carolyn Auwaerter. Continued reliance on coal to power our economy is not just foolish, it's dangerous. From extraction to burning to disposing of the waste, coal costs...

Oil industry-funded flak plugs ears, sings loudly, ignores reality

Blog by mikeg | August 4, 2010

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just issued a report declaring 2000 to 2009 to be the hottest decade on record and the evidence of man-made global warming to be "undeniable." Around 300 scientists from...

David Koch in NY Magazine: Tea Party Wallet and Unabashed Global Warming Denier

Blog by kert_davies | July 27, 2010 6 comments

Check out today's New York Magazine article on the second richest man in New York, and richest climate denier on the planet, David Koch: The Billionaire's Party: David Koch is New York's second-richest man, a celebrated patron of the...

Help call out the Dirty Lie

Blog by mikeg | July 26, 2010 42 comments

We’ve all heard the arguments from Big Oil and King Coal: “Without coal and oil, energy and gas prices would go through the roof;” or “We have to use domestic coal and oil reserves to ensure our energy security;” and “Renewables can’t...

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