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Media Missing The Big Picture On Solar

Media Matters

A solar industry group announced this week that the U.S. is on track to install as much photovoltaic solar power this year as we did in the last decade. But the media's myopic focus on Solyndra has overshadowed promising signs that the U.S. could be headed towards a clean energy revolution if we provide clear, long-term incentives, rather than walking away after one company's demise.

A Media Matters analysis finds that one year after Solyndra declared bankruptcy, major media outlets still treat it as news despite a distinct lack of new information. Fox News stands out for its overblown coverage: in 2012, the network has discussed Solyndra 84 times in primetime -- three times more than the other major TV networks combined.

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