Posts Tagged ‘big oil’

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Energy Socialism

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Source:  RS

Collective Money!? When Did Anybody’s Earnings Become the People’s Dollars?

Posted by Repair_Man_Jack (Profile)

“Big Oil certainly doesn’t need the collective money of taxpayers in this country,” said Senator Robert Menendez. “This is as good a time as any in terms of pain at the pump and in revenues needed for deficit reduction.”

- (HT: New York Times)

It seems that The Democrats have a strategy for addressing the higher gas prices that are killing American consumers. They intend to blame oil companies and saddle them with revenge taxes. In fact, the Senate Finance Committee has plans of hauling the executives of multinational oil companies to discuss tax subsidies and government incentives at a hearing on Thursday. (more…)

It’s the Warmists who get the big bucks from big oil and big business

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Source:  Greenie Watch

Chris Field, the co-chair of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group told a St. Louis paper that American money spent on the IPCC “is a very good deal for the governments and for the world.”

Field, echoed the recent warming alarmist party line of communicating better. He said he and the other smart people like him need to explain the science better to those less fortunate. And he said “the scientific community” should be more nurturing and help “people understand” both the importance of the IPCC, and “how science works.”

Field may be hiding a bit of information that might help us “understand how his science” is paid for. (more…)

Climate Change Skeptics are Stooges for Big Oil

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

By Dennis Ambler

This excellent article by Art Horn in the Energy Tribune, takes the lid off the massive amounts of money being spent by government on “climate change”, at a time of severe financial constraints.

“As a meteorologist and climate change (what happened to global warming?) investigator, I constantly hear the charge that we who do not kneel at the altar of Al Gore are simply hired hacks for “Big Oil.” We are clueless stooges who will say anything for money. This old and tired argument is used over and over again by people who don’t do any research to back up that claim, they simply “know it’s true” because they read it in the New York Times or Newsweek or saw it on some television program. I wonder how many of those making this charge drive a car, use plastics, fly on planes or use virtually any product that we in our hydrocarbon based society enjoy? I’d bet all of them. (more…)

Big Green CEOs Earn More Than Climate ‘Deniers’

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Source:  American Spectator

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From this morning’s edition of the Washington Examiner‘s weeklong series on Big Green:

The median salary among all 15 of the highest-paid Big Green environmental officials (the nonprofits like Environmental Defense Fund, Nature Conservancy, etc.) is $261,295, while the median total compensation for the 15 is $308,465….

You know — these are the leaders of the groups who constantly wail that nature is under unrelenting assault by Big Oil, whose money and influence they say is the Goliath to the enviros’ David.

Meanwhile:

[Big Green] opposition nonprofits analyzed by The Examiner included the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Cato Institute, Concerned Women for America, Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Tax Reform, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Citizens Against Government Waste, National Taxpayers Union, and the American Conservative Union.

An Examiner analysis found a median salary of $228,703 among the opposition groups, or nearly $33,000 less than that received by the environmental executives. The gap is even wider when media total compensation figures are compared, with top executives at environmental opponents receiving $254,605, or nearly $54,000 less than the top 15 environmental executives. (more…)

Independent Newspaper reader’s comment on “funded by big oil”

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Comment to a post in the Independent saying skeptics are paid for by big oil
“Big Oil has Funded the Climate Research Unit since 1974

[info]andrew160 wrote:

www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/about/history/

From the Climate Research Units own web site you will find a partial list of companies that fund the CRU.
It includes:

British Petroleum, ‘Oil, LNG’
Broom’s Barn Sugar Beet Research Centre, ‘Food to Ethanol’
The United States Department of Energy, ‘Nuclear’
Irish Electricity Supply Board. ‘LNG, Nuclear’
UK Nirex Ltd. ‘Nuclear’
Sultanate of Oman, ‘LNG’
Shell Oil, ‘Oil, LNG’
Tate and Lyle. ‘Food to Ethanol’
Nuclear Installations Inspectorate, ‘Nuclear’
KFA Germany, ‘Nuclear’
World Wildlife Fund, ‘Political Advocates’
Greenpeace International, ‘Political Advocates’

You might want to check out what these and the other funding companies actually do.

So can you climate scientologists please stop with the skeptics in the pockets of Big Oil thing, it’s getting old. These companies have been funding the CRU for years and years. British Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell were in there right at the start in 1974.”

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