Quitting the US Chamber of Commerce Newest Eco-Fad?

Sep 29, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Triple Pundit

Now that a third large utility has dropped out of the US Chamber of Commerce over its stance on climate change legislation, the question arises: is this just a passing squall or the beginning of a serious public relations brouhaha? Exelon, the country's largest provider of gas and electricity, has joined Pacific Gas & Electric of California, and ...

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Hmmm, could it be that these utility companies would receive greater profits from increased electric rates, etc. if this legislation passes? No wonder that they would support it - they receive a share of the benefits - it doesn't cost them anything and would push future generation in their direction [WITH more government subsidies]. It's a no lose scenario for them.

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The nuclear industry could benefit from legislation that raises fossil fuel costs, and the industry's interests are expected to be a key topic in the Senate debate. Exelon currently operates 17 nuclear reactors in the Midwest and in mid-Atlantic states. The company also uses fossil fuels, hydropower and renewable energy to generate electricity.
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Hmmm, could it be that these utility companies would receive greater profits from increased electric rates, etc. if this legislation passes? No wonder that they would support it - they receive a share of the benefits - it doesn't cost them anything and would push future generation in their direction [WITH more government subsidies]. It's a no lose scenario for them.
Sure, and good for Exelon and PG&E! The US Chamber is committing a grievous error in selling out to the coal and oil companies, coal-dependent utilities and the auto industry, endangering millions of people and our economic health in the process. Spank 'em!

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We need more energy, not more control of energy production. We need cheaper electricity and fuel prices, President Obama's plan will accelerate unemployment.

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