APEC meeting to focus on climate change, US stalls, political bluster to prevail

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is meeting this week in Australia and according to the conference chair, the goal will be to reach a consensus on a greenhouse gas emissions strategy.

“We have here … the world's biggest emitters — China and the United States — and to have that discussion with them and to see if we can get an agreement on principles for managing carbon emissions and cooperation across the world's major economies would be a really good step forward,” said Australian Treasurer Peter Costello.

Not surprisingly, the US contingent to the APEC meeting is downplaying the likelihood of such an outcome.

Let There Be Light - Solar That Is

Gudda, a small village in India received its first encounter with light after sunset with the arrival of solar panels.

Solar powered batteries have enabled them to study later for school, do more business and play music.

All the CEI has now is a nasty letter

So this is what the climate change “debate” has come to.

Forget debating the economic underpinnings of cap and trade or the best way to implement new vehicle emissions standards.

Instead the fine folks at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) are spending their days playing the public victim over an email they received and subsequently posted on their site.

Most likely it is such petty shenanigans that are one of the reasons behind ExxonMobil ending their longtime funding to the CEI for their climate change misinformation campaign.

Sign MoveOn's Renewable Energy Bill Petition

Sign the MoveOn petition today.

Congress must act now to move our country toward a clean energy economy based on solar and wind power by voting yes on H.R. 969, the Federal Renewable Energy Standards Act.”

AutoLobby World Cup: European Union vs. United States

It seems that auto industry greenwashing is not just a North American phenomenon.

Like most international sports, the Europeans seem to always be one step ahead. And when it comes to the sleazy sport of greenwashing and delay tactics, the European autolobby has been at it for a lot longer and has developed much more skill than their American counterparts.

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