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Reasons to apply a skeptical mindset to claims of disaster due to @EPA regulation …

June 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

With today’s roll-out of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance for reducing coal-fired electricity plants carbon emissions, industry interests have been pressuring hard with efforts to undermine public support for EPA action. Before heading further and in line with the Debunking Handbook, let us start with some basic truths about investing in climate mitigation. Climate mitigation investments […]

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Tags: analysis · carbon dioxide · climate change · coal · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · Obama Administration

Chamber of Commerce’s About Face: Good News for America

October 19th, 2009 · 6 Comments

This morning, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom J. Donahue will make a statement regarding the Chamber’s stance on pending climate legislation in Congress. Mr. Donahue will be available to answer questions regarding the Chamber’s position on the bill, as well as the recent departure of several prominent members of the Chamber. So started the […]

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Tags: business practice · climate change · climate delayers · climate legislation · Energy

That Bud’s Not for Me …

October 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Anheuser-Busch makes much of its commitment to the environment: Today, many companies are “going green.” But at Anheuser-Busch, we’re proud to say our tradition of environmental stewardship dates back to our founder, Adolphus Busch. In the late 1800s, he began recycling leftover grain from the brewing process, using it for cattle feed, a practice that […]

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Tags: business practice · climate change · climate delayers · energy efficiency · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · political symbols

Secretary Chu Hits the Mall for Solar Decathlon … and hits the Chamber while he’s at it

October 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu went to the National Mall today to visit the Solar Decathlon, with Chu’s Decathlon visit featured on the White House blog I just helped kick-off the Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon. This is a unique student competition on the National Mall that showcases the latest energy efficiency and solar […]

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Tags: Energy · Secretary of Energy Steven Chu · solar · solar decathlon

US C.O.C. thinks we’re suckers

September 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been working hard to water down and delay government action on climate change.  Their work seems, consistently, to be representative of their Global Warming denier board member Don Blankenship rather than members like Nike, who have issued strong statements about climate change. U.S. C.O.C.’s counterproductive truthiness on Climate Change […]

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Tags: climate change

Nike Just Can’t Seem to Do It

September 24th, 2009 · 7 Comments

When it comes to ACCCE, Duke Energy and Alstom Just Did It. When it comes to the US Chamber of Commerce, PG&E and PNM Resources Just Did It. When it comes to the US Chamber of Commerce, Nike Just Can’t Seem to Do It. What is it?  Reconciling a Corporation’s affiliation with scientific understanding of […]

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Tags: climate change

US Chamber of Commerce using tax dollars to undermine energy / climate progress?

April 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on US Chamber of Commerce using tax dollars to undermine energy / climate progress?

The evidence is mounting that the US Chamber of Commerce (USCOC) is mounting its efforts to undermine legislative initiatives from the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party-controlled Congress using funds that, ultimately, come from the US taxpayer’s bailout funding of Wall Street firms. As discussed in Politico , Open Left, and elsewhere, the US Chamber […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · truthiness

Chambering a round against future commerce

May 9th, 2008 · 6 Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce continues its deceptive campaign tour to fight any meaningful efforts to deal with Global Warming. Last week, the USCOC joined up with Senator George Voinovich in Columbus, Ohio, for the session deceptively entitled “Comprehensive Approach to Energy and Climate Change“. From the speech by USCOC President Thomas J. Donohue, he […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · analysis · astroturfing · carbon dioxide · climate change · climate delayers · commerce · Congress · emissions · Energy · environmental · financial policy · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics · pollution

Chamber of Commerce: April’s Fool …

April 2nd, 2008 · 6 Comments

Yesterday, on 1 April 2008, the US Chamber of Commerce issued a memo that suggests that they want to make April’s Fools of all Americans through their continued efforts to distort discussion about energy issues in a way that takes the truth out of truthiness.   And, what is impressive (and depressing) is how the Chamber’s […]

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Tags: business practice · climate change · climate delayers · environmental · pollution

Harry & Louising Global Warming Legislation

February 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

To be clear, the Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act (mischaracterized as the American Climate Security Act) is inadequate and bad legislation.  It violates basic principles for Global Warming legislation. (For example, it does not meet scientific minimums for giving a 50% chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change.)  And, the Coal-Subsidy Act is a corporate giveaway of resources (such as the […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · government energy policy · lieberman-warner