Coal-energy powerhouse General Electric states in a May 28th, 2008 press release that “C02 is a possible contributing factor to climate change.”
This claim by General Electric, one of the largest power producers in the world, was made despite the scientific evidence, and the world’s governments (including the US) now in agreement that greenhouse gas emissions caused by the burning of fossil fuels are heating our planet.
The May 28 press release on a new “clean coal” project reads in part:
This statement is made all the more stranger considering the major marketing effort GE has undertaken to paint itself as a leader on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. GE is also one of the more outspoken members of the United States Climate Change Partnership – an umbrella group of US businesses and environmental organizations calling for immediate action to reduce C02 emissions.
Why so much investment by GE in something they only see as a possibility?
Here is the press contact for General Electric, I would suggest that we all send a quick note demanding that they correct this claim: