Businesses Quit US Chamber over Climatestance
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls itself the “voice of business,” yet a growing number of companies from Apple to Exelon are saying it doesn’t speak for them when it denies global warming and lobbies against climate change legislation.
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Largest solar panel plant in US rises in Florida
The Desoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center will power a small fraction of Florida Power & Light’s 4-million plus customer base; nevertheless, at 25 megawatts, it will generate nearly twice as much energy as the second-largest photovoltaic facility in the U.S. The White House said President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the facility Tuesday, when it officially goes online and begins producing power for the electric grid.
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Pushing for Energy Legislation, Obama Takes On Critics
President Obama, taking aim at business interests that have lobbied against an energy and climate bill moving through Congress, called on legislators Friday to rally around the push toward greater use of renewable energy.
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