This post originally appeared on Forbes.com.
Now that the election is over, elected officials need to return to the important act of governing. Building a low-carbon energy future will be essential for the country’s continued prosperity and security.
Yet in recent months, we have witnessed a heated national debate—and significant misinformation—about public investment in clean energy and the government’s role in America’s energy future. Below, we seek to inform a path forward on this critical issue by separating fact from fiction.
Myth 1: Funding Renewable Energy Is a Waste of Taxpayers’ Money
In fact, federal investments in solar, wind, and geothermal companies, largely through stimulus funds, proved to be a success.