Kevin Grandia notes that a May 28 press release from GE, a leading coal-energy powerhouse and advocate of “clean coal” technology, seems to question whether carbon dioxide is directly causing climate change, citing it as only a “possible contributing factor.” The press release reads:
GE is a leader in the development, and application of IGCC technology, while Schlumberger provides unique expertise, technology and project management for the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). CO2 is a possible contributing factor to climate change.
In fact, as the IPCC has noted, it is very clear that greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide, are causing global warming. “This statement is made all the more stranger considering the major marketing effort GE has undertaken to paint itself as a leader on reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” Grandia notes.