cleantech crash

The Cleantech Crash: 60 Minutes Asks the Wrong Question

January 13, 2014 by James Greenberger

Lesley Stahl’s segment on 60 Minutes last Sunday entitled the “Cleantech Crash” has been the subject of much commentary. The segment largely reiterates the popular storyline that the U.S. Department of Energy wasted billions of dollars on worthless Cleantech investments.[read more]

The Cleantech Revolution and 60 Minutes' Failure

January 12, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

60 Minutes and Cleantech

On Sunday, January 5th the venerable TV news magazine 60 Minutes aired a segment called the Cleantech Crash. According to the report, the billions of dollars of government money poured into clean energy has essential come to nothing – or very little at best. Really?[read more]

60 Minutes: The Rest of the Story

January 10, 2014 by Robert Rapier

60 Minutes and Filling in the Gaps

Since 60 Minutes aired The Cleantech Crash on Sunday night, I have gotten quite a few emails and phone calls seeking more details, comments, or a clarification on my positions. In the previous article I wrote a “Quick Response” to the piece. Today I try to fill in some gaps.[read more]


60 Minutes of Epic Fail and the Real Energy Policy Debates CBS Missed

January 10, 2014 by Matthew Stepp

60 Minutes and Energy Policy Debates

Part of me doesn’t want to waste anymore digital ink on the CBS 60 Minutes CleanTech Crash segment. It stirs the pot of energy and climate commentators and causes a mini firestorm. It’s clear why: it sidesteps policy debates that are too important to ignore and paints a very one-sided picture.[read more]