Posts Tagged ‘weasels’

Remember When the U.S. Took the Initiative?

I’m happy that someone is doing something smart, especially since it’s a nation that has done so much to pollute and damage the environment over the last number of decades.
China Adding 500 Gigawatts of Renewable Power by 2020!
On the same day that Senate Republicans filibustered a vote for renewable energy in the USA, by contrast – China has just published an astoundingly ambitious and exciting renewable energy plan for the next ten years.

The article outlines China’s lead in solar energy production (i.e. their lead in solar thermal hot water heating, among other facts) and points out that U.S. progress in renewable energy is pathetic in relation to other countries efforts.
I just wish is what the U.S. of America that was taking the lead in renewable energy initiatives. We USED to be world leaders.
Interesting, that, whereas we depend so much on foreign oil (and the corporate sock puppets posing as legislaters keep whining “drill here, drill now”, even on the heals of the numerous devastating accidents).
For example: GOP Legislators Kill Off Renewable Energy Initiatives
Same as they ever were.
The current Administration has tried, I know, but the “Party of NO” has to much invested (literally) to risk their fossil fuel dividends.

To put that in perspective: the US will have added 16 GW of all renewable energy combined once the Obama administration Recovery Act funds are allocated – which, while a fabulous change for us, because it doubles the entire last thirty years of renewables on the grid – pales by comparison with 500 GW.

There IS a (relatively) easy solution. Call your legislator & give them an earful! It’s OUR country and OUR Earth & the legislators should be serving US, not the corporate oil weasels.


Having Fun at the Expense of Corporate Oil Weasels

Have you caught any of the faux concern from the mad men at Chevron?
Specifically, I’m talking about their “WE Agree” ad campaign into which they’re pouring millions in order to convince the general public that they really do care about the lives & environments that they destroy in order to live the gluttonous life…
Apparently, instead of using that money to clean up the messes they’ve made, or to prevent further messes they will make, they figured they’d just try to pull the wool over everyones’ eyes. Why not? It’s worked very well thus far, hasn’t it?
Rather than actually invest in renewable energy, they spend great gobs of money on pretending they support it while spending more on derailing efforts to develop renewable energy. Preeeetty cagey, eh?

The Chevron Greenwash Gets Punked
Let the Fun Begin!
At least they’ve provided some inspiration to some people with smarts & creativity…
Unfortunately for those big oil weasels (and fortunate for US), the Yes Men have decided to take the oil weasels to task & they’re encouraging me & you to get in on the fun!

In response to the Chevron greenwash attempt, the Yes Men have come up with a Chevron Spoof Ad Contest.
Check them out & try your hand at it.
I’ll be back later with my submission…