Exhibit 1, from an SF Chronicle op-ed by the disinformers of TBI, published July 27:
China alone is reportedly investing $440 billion to $660 billion in its clean-energy industries over 10 years. South Korea is investing a full 2 percent of its gross domestic product in a Green New Deal. And Japan is redoubling incentives for solar, aiming for a 20-fold expansion in installed solar energy by 2020.
Exhibit 2, from a Time article by Bryan Walsh, dated August 1:
China is reportedly investing up to $660 billion over the next decade in clean energy and research. South Korea is planning to invest close to 2% of its GDP each year, or about $85 billion over five years, in clean tech. And Japan is aiming for a 20-fold expansion in installed solar by 2020.
Somebody has some explaining to do to their editor (and the public) — especially since Walsh quotes The Breakthrough Institute in the article, “borrows” much of the rest of their flawed critique of Obama and Waxman-Markey (adding some new mistakes of his own), and rips off TBI’s Big Lie by asserting: “On the campaign trail Obama promised to spend $150 billion over 10 years just on clean energy research.”
Note to the media: That is just an outright falsehood, and if you keep quoting TBI your reputation is going to take a hit the way Bryan Walsh’s just did. For the umpteenth time, here is what Democratic nominee Obama actually promised during the campaign in his August 2008 “New Energy for America” plan: