By Simon Watson, Professor of Wind Energy at Loughborough ...
President Bush is set to make an announcement on climate change today.
Will it be a third strike for Bush?
Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin thinks so:
Bush's trick on climate change is to wait until others are about to embrace mandatory limits on greenhouse gases, then make a major speech about goals and process, without any specifics on measures or penaltiesHis planned speech this afternoon recalls his two earlier attempts to muddy the debate and buy time.”DeSmog writer Chris Mooney is monitoring the announcement and will weigh in with his analysis later today.
Joe Romm at Climate Progress writes: Bush/Nero speech: “Technology, technology, blah, blah, let's fiddle until 2025
Dave Roberts at Grist writes: Same as it ever was
Andrew Revkin at the New York Times Dot Earth Blog marks up Bush's speech with his insights.
Forget “clean coal.” Energy giant General Electric thinks coal is downright sexy.
This “coal-is-so-clean-its-sexy ad” was pulled by General Electric a while back, but it goes to show just how far some will go to sell clean coal.
Strange choice of music for the ad - “Sixteen Tons” by Merle Travis is a song about the misery of coal mining.