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Facing Sandy’s Fury, Don’t Let Clean Energy Naysayers Deny Us Hope

Co-authored with Diane Moss*

As a historic storm hammers the east — signaling the extremes promised by climate change — maybe we should listen to the wind. Isn’t it telling us to celebrate clean energy’s potential and push it forward with new urgency?

Yet we hear instead what can feel like a collective mourning over the demise of the green energy industry. One prominent media voice to show up at the funeral is columnist David Brooks, who eulogizes green technology in his recent New York Times piece “Sad Green Story.” The once-great hope for green technology, he suggests, has been destroyed by inept big-government ideologues and their counterparts around the globe.

But, mope no more. Green technology is actually an outstanding success story.

Brooks and others d