Who are the biggest CO2 emitters?

by Marlo Lewis on February 23, 2010

in Blog

I am posting Benchmarking US Air Emissions (2006), a joint report by Ceres, NRDC, and PSEG, because it apparently is no longer available on the Internet, and it contains research relevant to the climate policy debate. For example, many of the nation’s biggest CO2 emitters (e.g. American Electric Power) are also leading advocates of cap-and-trade. Does this make Waxman-Markey a “polluter-crafted” bill, and recipients of AEP campaign contributions “polluter-funded” politicians? Yes, if you apply green “logic” without fear or favor.

Simon Filiatrault February 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm

You probably have a typi AEP. You probably means EPA?

In simplest term… Follow the money.

It is like when I learned that a nuclear power industry was pushing for wind power, because this would push prices of electricity up and thus provide more profits for their installed based of nuclear power stations. This is a profit only logic and as nothing to do with a logic of pushing price down for energy for the benefit of all.

Simon Filiatrault February 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

This is funny, I made a typo on typo (typi). This is what's happening when you surf in the middle of the night…

Tom Davidson February 24, 2010 at 9:12 am

I believe that "AEP" refers to "American Electric Power" – the major electric utility referred to in the post.

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