Sun, 2006-02-05 10:55Richard Littlemore
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Addicted to Oil: An Historical View

If you Google the phrase that sounded so explosive in U.S. President George Bush's mouth last week, the first post you will come up with is a Dec. 13, 2001 leader from that venerable defender of the free market, the Economist magazine.

Fri, 2006-02-03 06:32Jim Hoggan
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The Overwrought Hyperbole Institute

The gassy Competitve Enterprise Institute has reacted in horror to President George W. Bush's State of the Union admission that the United States is “addicted to oil.”

The CEI's Director of Energy Policy, Myron Ebell (the Oil-aholics Anonymous equivalent to an old drinking buddy), said in a post on the CEI site,

“President Bush might as well have said, ‘we're addicted to prosperity, comfort, and mobility, and I've got the policies to do something about it.’”

Thu, 2006-02-02 15:36Richard Littlemore
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Addicted to Oil: G.W. Bush Conquers Step 1

There are skeptics galore dismissing U.S. President George W. Bush's admission this week that America has a problem. They look at the Texas oilman's history and doubt that he is sincere in saying that the U.S. should conserve fossil fuels or seriously explore (climate friendly) energy alternatives.

Thu, 2006-02-02 10:43Richard Littlemore
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Corporate Toolkit for Doing Right by the Environment

In stark contrast to the agitations of Steve Milloy's Corporate Social Irresponsibility Fund featured in the next post, Ceres and the Investor Network on Climate Risk have published a 24-page “toolkit” to help companies address the strategic and financial challenges associated with global climate change. The toolkit includes case studies from companies that have developed successful climate strategies, including General Electric, American Electric Power, Chevron, Ford and Bank of America and can be downloaded from either organization's website.
Thu, 2006-02-02 10:36Ross Gelbspan
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GE's Green Initiative Thwarted by "Hidden Hand"

Following a widely heralded move by General Electric to substantially cut its carbon output, a tiny, dissident shareholder group has filed a resultion asking the company to stop its plan to fight global warming. In January, Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of the global giant, announced the firm was launching an 'ecomagination' program to sell $20 billion worth of green technologies over the next four years.

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