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What we didn't say about China and wind energy

Posted: Oct. 28, 2010 | Tags: American Wind Energy Association, Investigative Reporting Workshop, Russ Choma, stimulus, wind energy

I guess you could say it's a small sign that the Investigative Reporting Workshop has arrived: Our stories about wind energy and the stimulus have become grist for the mill in scores of political campaigns around the nation in recent weeks.

These ads are mostly coming from Republican candidates for the House and the central charge in many of them is that stimulus money for wind energy has been going to China. Just to be clear, as Politifact and others have found, we never said that.

Russ Choma's carefully reported stories document that more than half the $4 ...

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Wind industry can't escape fact of foreign domination

Posted: May 26, 2010 | Tags: American Wind Energy Association, AOL Politics Daily, wind energy

The American Wind Energy Association’s annual conference, Windpower2010 wraps up today in Dallas, Texas – a state best known for oil. But these days, wind is quickly becoming the favorite Texas energy, and this event was all about showing off just how homegrown and distinctly American wind power really is. Conference organizers even booked former president George W. Bush (for an estimated $100,000) to be the keynote speaker. Despite a ban on photos or audio and video recording, a few journalists snuck out some details of Bush’s speech – like his recollection of how he once directed the chairman ...

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Sinclair exemplifies consolidation concerns in TV news

Nearly 15 years ago, the five largest television companies owned about 180 of the country’s local news channels. Now, after years of dizzying buying sprees, mergers and billions of dollars spent, those companies own more than twice that — a pattern of consolidation that worries many, both within the industry and outside of it. 

More Republicans think negatively about higher ed

For the first time since Pew began tracking it, a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58 percent) now say colleges “have a negative effect on the country.” That’s compared to 72 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners who say colleges and universities have a positive impact. Whatever the cause, colleges and universities now share in a dubious distinction: as some of the most divisive national institutions. The only other institution that, according to Pew, divides Americans more? The national news media. 


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