FYI – Dr. Pachauri, Nobel-winning Climate Scientist, to Testify before Select Committee. 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 30, 2008. Watch the live webcast on the Select Committee’s webpage, at www.globalwarming.house.gov
The Preservation Predicament – New York Times. How global warming could affect the conservation efforts to which environmentalists have dedicated so much time, energy, and resources – and which may now become obsolete.
850 companies participating in EPA ‘green power’ program – Greenwire (subs. req’d):
More than 850 companies are purchasing more than 13 billion kilowatt-hours of green power per year under U.S. EPA’s voluntary Green Power Partnership.
Fifty-three of the program participants are Fortune 500 companies. Collectively, they are buying more than 6 billion kWh of green power annually, exceeding the program’s goals by 130 percent, EPA said. Their purchases equal the avoided carbon dioxide emissions of more than 570 million gallons of gasoline per year.
Intel Corp. was the top renewable energy buyer with 1.3 billion kWh per year, followed by PepsiCo, Wells Fargo & Co., Whole Foods Market and the Pepsi Bottling Group. Johnson & Johnson, Cisco Systems, Kohl’s Department Stores, Starbucks and DuPont Co. rounded out the top 10.
Good. Great. But…
But an environmentalist, Clean Air Watch President Frank O’Donnell, warned the success of the voluntary program is designed to hide the need for enforceable regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
“Everyone realizes voluntary efforts, though positive in some cases, are never going to be the real answer to the problem,” O’Donnell said.
Similarly… this is exactly why Bush’s major emitter’s meeting later this week is in fact a catastrophic global warming policy farce.