Light on the truth
"It’s just crazy that the government will ... make it illegal to use the old [incandescent] bulbs."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Math doesn't add up
"We're going to be looking at $8 billion a day that we're going to be pouring into foreign countries in order to import that make-up fuel that we're going to need to take the place of what we could have gotten out of the gulf."
— Politifact National on Friday, June 3rd, 2011
No light bulb police
Next year, "you will be mandated by federal law to get rid of your existing light bulbs."
— Politifact National on Friday, May 20th, 2011
Belied by light bulbs now on Home Depot shelves
"The Democrats have already voted to ban our conventional light bulbs ... in favor of dangerous fluorescent light bulbs."
Sixty times less in 2010
Says it probably costs more than $300,000 to run for a seat on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors.
— Politifact Texas on Monday, May 2nd, 2011
One wrong statement
"One. That's the number of new drilling permits under the Obama administration since they came into office."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
But we don't burn oil to generate electricity
Woonsocket needs a garbage-burning power plant because "residents are paying through the nose for electricity that’s fueled by foreign oil, at prices that are skyrocketing."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Claim stems from satire, not fact
Says that in a hearing, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords suggested to Gen. David Petraeus that the Army "put more emphasis on less environmentally damaging methods, like stabbing or clubbing enemy forces in order to minimize the carbon output."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
A lot of hot air
If the Stamp Farm wind turbine is built, the "health risk of 'flicker' impact created by shadows of blades of turbines poses real and significant health risks, particularly seizures."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Wrong a year ago, wrong now
The cap-and-trade bill before Congress "prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
Solar panels have long earned their keep
"It takes as much energy to make a solar panel as it likely generates in its entire life."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
$1.8 million? More like $25,200
"Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu received almost $1.8 million from BP over the last decade."
— Politifact National on Friday, May 14th, 2010
There's no such provision in the bill
Under the cap-and-trade bill, homes would have to be retrofitted to meet energy and water efficiency standards before they could be sold.
— Politifact National on Monday, November 23rd, 2009
McCain energy plan not just more drilling
McCain's energy plan is a "single-answer proposition" — new domestic oil drilling.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
This 007 claim is out of ammo
Says Obama opposes innovation, the electric car and "clean, safe, nuclear energy."
— Politifact National on Friday, June 27th, 2008
Holiday much more costly than McCain suggests
McCain says the price of a gas tax "holiday" would be about the same as "a Bridge to Nowhere (or) another pork barrel project."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008