chamber of commerce

FirstEnergy CEO: Renewables 'Sound Good' but Should Take Backseat to Coal

April 13, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

FirstEnergy CEO Anthony Alexander traveled to D.C. this week to speak in front of the Chamber of Commerce about the challenges his utility is facing. With electricity use flatlining and renewable energy eroding margins for traditional generators he called for a renewed focus on fossil fuels.[read more]

Where Do All The Presidential Candidates Stand on Transportation?

December 27, 2011 by Deron Lovaas

Last week in New Hampshire, and this week in South Carolina, Mitt Romney fielded questions about our deteriorating infrastructure. This is an important environmental issue, since potholes and traffic don’t mix well. Consequently, you get more congestion on our roads. And congestion means idling engines and more pollution. It’s also...[read more]

Chamber of Commerce, Auto Dealer Lobbyists Lose Suit to Stop Clean Cars

April 29, 2011 by David Doniger

David Doniger, Policy Director, NRDC Climate Center, Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals in Washington today rejected the last legal attack on California’s landmark greenhouse gas standards for new cars built in model years 2012-16.  The National Automobile Dealers Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sought to...[read more]

Chamber of Commerce Spent $123 Million on Lobbying in 2009 [Graph]

January 27, 2010 by Tim Hurst

Spends more on lobbying in Q4 of 2009 than any other group did all year It’s no secret the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was embroiled in one two of the most expensive lobbying efforts in the organization’s 98-year history in 2009. According to lobbying disclosure forms released this week, the Chamber spent $123 million on all lobbying...[read more]

America’s worst CEO

November 19, 2009 by Marc Gunther

The Motley Fool does a great series of podcasts–I’ve listened in recent months to interviews with James Fallows, John Mackey and Simon Johnson–and the other day I heard my friend Nell Minow of The Corporate Library talking about executive pay, boards of directors and her second life as Beliefnet’s Movie Mom. Nell was asked who she would...[read more]

Nation’s largest utility pulls the plug on the Chamber over climate denial. Exelon CEO Rowe says, “Putting a price on carbon is essential, because it will force us to do the cheapest things, like energy efficiency, first.”

September 29, 2009 by Joseph Romm

“The carbon-based free lunch is over. But while we can’t fix our climate problems for free, the price signal sent through a cap-and-trade system will drive low-carbon investments in the most inexpensive and efficient way possible,” said Rowe. “Putting a price on carbon is essential, because it will force us to do the cheapest things,...[read more]

The EPA moves closer to monitoring greenhouse gasses

September 28, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

Administrator Lisa Jackson signing the final rule (photo: EPA) Starting on January 1st 2010, any US fossil fuel and industrial GHG suppliers, motor vehicle and engine manufacturers and other facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more of CO2 equivalent per year, will be required to report their emissions data to the Environmental...[read more]