Over at the Clean Coal Front Group Soapbox (er, blog), ACCCE Vice President of Communications Joe Lucas has a new post entitled:
He basically claims that wind and solar power projects take an indefinite amount of time to become fully operational for commercial use, and therefore we shouldn’t be criticizing him and the “clean coal” industry for how long it will take carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) to become commercially feasible.
Simply put, his post is flat-out disingenous.
Here’s Lucas’ post:
The article to which Lucas links is behind a subscription wall, so we have to do our own search for news about the Oregon wind farms. The wind farm is scheduled to go online in about two years, which goes along with Guillet’s statement.
Basically, if there are (or had been) any uncertainties with the Oregon project, they would have nothing to do with technical uncertainties; they would have to do with business logistics uncertainties.
Guillet nails it. Lucas’ assertions are silly.
Over the next 5 years oil companies will receive $33 billion in taxpayer funded giveaways.
According to the report set to be released tomorrow morning by the Friends of the Earth, (pdf) the $33 billion in taxpayer dollars will come to Big Oil through tax loopholes, royalty rollbacks and research and development subsidies.
UPDATE: Heard through the grapevine that CORE will be on the Canadian CBC show, the Current tomorrow morning. We've contacted the producers and have offered to provide more information.
With major corporate donations in the past from big players like Monsanto and ExxonMobil, I apologize for being more than a little cynical about the Congress of Racial Equality's latest “Stop the War on the Poor” campaign.
To say the CORE has enjoyed a cozy relationship with big industry would be an understatement. In fact, the above photo is a picture of Monsanto's Chairman and CEO, Hugh Grant chairing CORE's celebratory reception in honor of Martin Luther King Jr in 2005.
to publicly unmask more than 100 politicians and 50 environmental extremist groups that are waging an immoral 'war on the poor' by pushing policies that limit America’s ability to produce more America energy and drive energy prices skyward.”