Here’s how the New York Times could possibly try to defend clean energy.
The New York Times editorializes in “In Defense of Clean Energy”:
…The lengthy Republican investigation into the failure of a single solar energy company, Solyndra, has already raised doubts about the value and integrity of a multibillion-dollar federal program designed to support renewable energy development. Mr. Obama had the right response: The failure of some public investments to pan out was not reason enough to abandon clean energy or “cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China or Germany.” It’s an argument he will have to keep making…
The correct response, however, would be examples of clean energy success stories — if there are any — rather than vague assertions of what constitutes sound reasoning.