Only on Fox News. Why let reality get in the way of defending the stranglehold large multinational oil companies have on our energy future?
Fox and Friends was ridiculing Obama’s “failed” strategy to promote solar energy in the US, but there was the little detail of Germany to contend with. Germany is leading the world in switching to solar power. So they asked their “expert” guest why solar power was working so well in Germany when it failed here in the US. The “expert” response? “They get a lot more sun than we do.” California might get sun now and then, “but here on the East Coast, it’s just not going to work.”
There’s just one problem. I live in the Pacific Northwest (famous for cloudy weather) and we get more sunshine than Germany. According the US Department of Energy, virtually the entire continental US gets more sun than even the sunniest part of Germany.
Watch it yourself:
UPDATE: A Fox News “expert” apology. Definitely fair and balanced. Not.