Marine scientists have affirmed that there have been no instances of whale deaths that could be credibly linked to U.S. offshore wind development. But anti-offshore wind actors with documented ties to the oil & gas industry has been swift to exploit these tragedies to halt offshore wind and protect fossil fuel profits.
Even as renewables provide increased diversity and reliability, there are some uncommon challenges associated with integrating them onto the grid.
Advancements in technology have enabled consumers to install solar panels on their roofs more cheaply than ever before. This presents utility companies—which have for decades monopolized the energy markets—with new challenges.
Now that it is finalized, the Clean Power Plan will be an important part of the public discussion on climate change. Unfortunately, some claims may stray from the truth, so we’ve compiled some resources to make fact-checking easier.