Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Can You Feel the Love? Coal and NGO's

Maril Hazlett at the Climate and Energy Project picks up on what could be a new trend in utility/NGO relations (if we spot a third instance, we'll consider the trend confirmed and regard it as a new strategy in the NGO quiver):
TX environmental groups compromise on coal plant proposal (NAWindpower). Coal plant operators compromised on emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and mercury, reductions in water usage, among other environmental concerns. Quotable:...

...Another coal compromise in Wisconsin (NAWindpower). This one included “environmental initiatives that include reductions in greenhouse gases, investments in additional renewable energy resources and the retirement of older, less-efficient generation” as well as compromises on several political initiatives related to renewable energy....MORE