Fossil fuel think tanks back US anti-wind campaign

This article on Tuesday by Suzanne Goldenberg in the UK Guardian exposes an alliance between the US anti-windfarm campaigns and fossil-fuel-funded, climate-denier “think tanks” (smoke tanks? oil tanks?). Much like Australia, I doubt the current US government is doing nearly enough for clean energy to really stop climate change – but clearly, they are doing enough to annoy certain vested interests!

Conservative thinktanks step up attacks against Obama’s clean energy strategy

Confidential memo seen by Guardian calls for climate change sceptics to turn American public against solar and wind power.

A network of ultra-conservative groups is ramping up an offensive on multiple fronts to turn the American public against wind farms and Barack Obama‘s energy agenda.

A number of rightwing organisations, including Americans for Prosperity, which is funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, are attacking Obama for his support for solar and wind power. The American Legislative Exchange…

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