April 26 News: Aspen Chamber Resort Association Cuts Ties With U.S. Chamber Over Climate Change

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At their annual retreat Tuesday morning, Aspen Chamber Resort Association board members voted 11-1 to cut ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of a disagreement over the national organization’s policy of disregarding man’s effect on climate change. [Aspen Times]

Climate change is one of the great challenges of this century, and the country needs a big, realistic debate about policy to address the threat. We encourage Mr. Obama to follow through on his words, giving the issue — and truly serious ways to deal with it — the prominence they deserve in this year’s election. [Washington Post Editorial]

Forecast the Facts, the activist group that first confronted GM about its support of climate change doubters the Heartland Institute, now plans to muster a public campaign targeting the Discovery Channel. The purpose: to get Discovery to acknowledge the scientific consensus on man-made climate change in its programming. [Los Angeles Times]

The Obama administration is expected to announce a broad plan on Thursday to foster development of the nation’s “bioeconomy,” including the use of renewable resources and biological manufacturing methods. [New York Times]

The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has already been reported in France and Belgium and could be migrating north to southern England as winters become warmer and wetter. [The Telegraph]

It started quite calmly but ended with a near riot, as supporters and critics traded applause and insults. Donald Trump, ever the crowd-pleasing showman, the brusque, blunt wheel-dealer, had his wish. [Guardian]

More than twenty companies have signed a partnership agreement to turn the North Sea into a major renewable energy hub focusing on offshore wind power, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is to announce on Thursday. [Reuters]

3 Responses to April 26 News: Aspen Chamber Resort Association Cuts Ties With U.S. Chamber Over Climate Change

  1. prokaryotes says:

    Gamesa Introduces Improved Wind Turbine (Especially for Low-Wind Sites)

    Gamesa currently the 4th biggest wind turbine maker in the world (after 2 chinese and vestas). The signed a contract to North america for 900 mil in march. If you ask me the current share with around 2,00$ is really tempting…

  2. prokaryotes says:

    Longtermdouble-digitgrowth -15 supported by wind power increasing competitiveness and government commitments to renewable targets: 10% to 20% CAGR2011-2015 depending on source. Near-term growth supported by emerging wind markets: India, Latin America and Africa

    The COE of an average onshore wind farm will be fully competitive with traditional energy sources by 2016

  3. David B. Benson says:

    That’s a (welcome) about face for the Washington Post.