Same Front Group, Different Day ...

“Clean coal” spin by any other name is still spin. In other words, the coal industry has scrapped one front group name for another, as if we wouldn't figure it out.

The coal industry's $35 million spin machine , Americans for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC), is now the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). This is the result of a merger between the ABEC and another coal industry interest group, the Center for Energy and Economic Development (CEED).

I Believe... "Clean Coal" is PR Spin

We put together two quick youtube “video responses” to the new coal industry front group, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity's (ACCCE), slick “I believe” advertising.

Here's our video responses:

Nature throws one-two punch at global warming

Reducing greenhouse emissions won’t be enough to stop global warming.

Three respected climate experts made the troubling argument in Nature that changing light bulbs, carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems will have little impact because warming is already greater than anticipated and set to go much higher.

So much so, in fact, that we’re going to have to find new technology to bail us out.

Sign Our EPIC "Global Warning" Petition

The DeSmog team will be at the EPIC trade show this weekend gathering names for our “Global Warning” petition.

Here's the “warning” we want to send our political leaders: “In the next election, the most critical issue for me is the environment and I will be castingf my vote on this basis.”

Not at the show? That's okay, you can go here and add your name. We will be sending to the leaders of all the national political parties. So sign up - the more names we get the stronger our warning, and send it on to your friends!

Thanks!

Carbon Cutting from a Caveman

US President George W Bush's plan to halt a rise in US greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 could undermine, rather than support, efforts to combat climate change, German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. “Gabriel criticises Bush's Neanderthal speech” was the title of a news release from the Environment Ministry on Thursday.

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