Shifting climate coalitions

In the U.S., Duke Energy publicly breaks with ACCCE (who brought you Frosty the Coalman and the recent forged climate letters from the NAACP). From the NRDC, Alcoa may have quietly quit ACCCE as well.

In Brazil, meanwhile, a new Brazilian Climate Alliance of 14 organizations was just announced (see the highlights of its position paper at the link). GHG emissions are a different animal in Brazil - 75% are from deforestation, driven mainly by agriculture and rural poverty, while the energy matrix (both power - 80% hydro - and transportation) is the greenest of any major country. It will be interesting to see how this alliance plays out with its powerful agribusiness and biofuels interests.

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