Let's face it - being 'green' is the new cool. But sometimes an ulterior, industry-driven motive lurks behind the 'green halo' that we trust in so-called environmental organizations. This blog is dedicated to keeping individuals and organizations who claim to be for clean, renewable energy accountable.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

What's up with all the opposition to Prop. 7, the Solar and Clean Energy Act of 2008?

Why would the Democratic Party, the National Resources Defense Council, and the League of Conservation Voters all oppose Proposition 7, the Solar and Clean Energy Act of 2008 – which would require utilities to produce 50% of their electricity from CLEAN and RENEWABLE sources like WIND, GEOTHERMAL, and SOLAR by 2025? Why would supposedly credible ‘leaders’ within CA’s environmental movement go against climate change scientists, such as the very man who originally advanced a Renewable Portfolio Standard for CA, Dr. Don Aiken, who support the initiative? Not to mention in a state that prides itself on leading the way in renewable energy technologies and policies?

I struggled with these questions for weeks before I finally decided to start a little investigation of my own. I began with the question “why” and quickly began seeing that the real question should have been “who.” After a few google searches and poking around these different environmental groups’ websites, it became increasingly evident that not only do these groups opposed to Prop. 7 enjoy windfall funding from the Big Utilities (PG&E, SCE, Sempra), they are frequently staffed by former utility executives or have former utility executives on their boards of directors.
This website will unveil everything I’ve found. I trust you to be the judge on this material, but I expect you will come to many of the same conclusions I have. There’s so much information that I’ll have to update it one day at a time, but I promise it will all be posted.



Blogger BJBishop said...

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August 18, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Blogger BJBishop said...

Isn't the NRDC the eviro group that is trying to save the polar bears up in the North Pole by sending out glossy mailers every few months? I think by not doing something largescale and continuing to wait until we have the "perfect" solution, then all of the polar bears will be gone. Let us do something significant for once

August 18, 2008 at 5:28 PM


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