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Fox Fails Again on Renewable Energy, This Time Erroneously Cherry Picking GAO Report

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As Media Matters explains, Fox News continues its war on clean energy, and fails at it yet again.

Fox News reported that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found 679 renewable energy initiatives to be overlapping -- but the GAO only stated that 679 was the number of such initiatives that existed in 2010; further, the GAO explicitly stated that it could not evaluate whether the programs overlapped.

In the GAO's 2013 annual report, which seeks to identify wasteful and overlapping federal government programs, the office determined that "23 agencies and their 130 subagencies implemented 679 renewable energy initiatives in fiscal year 2010."

Fox's Special Report, however, claimed that all 679 of these programs were duplicative and wasteful....

This is the same network, by the way, that recently relentlessly hyped the Solyndra non-scandal, and which frequently bashes other aspects of cleantech, such as electric vehicles. Sensing a pattern here?