The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) has launched EnergyFactCheck.org and @EnergyFactCheck, two new resources designed to ensure that the complete story about clean and renewable energy is told, and to respond to inaccuracies and misrepresentations with well-founded facts.
The new resources, including a website – EnergyFactCheck.org – and a Twitter feed/handle – @EnergyFactCheck – will be real-time resources for reporters, policymakers and members of the public engaged in the energy debate.
Some of the features of EnergyFactCheck.org include the following:
- The Fact Check, where users will find fact-based answers to the most common or newsworthy claims against renewables;
- Energy Issues, which details the most relevant and current news, reports and analyses of renewable energy's costs, jobs, deployment, investment, national security and related issues;
- Direct links to infographics, videos and other multimedia resources for downloads and reposting;
- Energy Contacts, a centralized contact list for experts in the industry; and
- Energy Library, a searchable database of the most recent and relevant government and third-party studies and analyses of renewable energy in the U.S.
"The sad truth is that America's debate on clean and renewable energy is unbalanced and over-politicized," says ACORE President and CEO Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn. "Clean and renewable energy is popular, productive, growing and essential to America's economy, energy independence and national security.
"Unfortunately, misperceptions of clean and renewable energy abound, and opponents of renewables are pushing the occasional bad news as if it's the only news," McGinn continued. "They are dominating the conversation through misrepresentation, exaggeration, distraction and millions of dollars in lobbying and advertising. EnergyFactCheck.org and @EnergyFactCheck will help ensure that the facts about our industry are front and center."