Every major oil company has a climate change division. Most have active climate change plans aimed at reducing emissions, managing environmental risks, and experimenting with alternatives to reduce climate impacts. Importantly, these are voluntary efforts.They chose to manage and discuss climate risk.
Here are links to the biggest oil and gas companies’ climate pages:
See also, Skeptical Science post Big Oil and the Demise of Crude Climate Change Denial.
The question is: What - exactly - do deniers know that these companies do not? And why are these companies not listening to (or hiring) deniers?
Climate Adaptation: Let Brownback reap what he sows. The creative economy will not blossom in Kansas, nor in the states he’s setting “precedent” for. Who the heck wants to move to Kansas any way? Certainly not the creative classes. Definitely not the emerging class of entrepreneurial environmentalists. Definitively not new college graduates. Kansas has an aging population and are having less kids - this means economic disaster is on the horizon from mass retirement of baby boomers. There is no one to replace these retirees. Brownback can do all the short-term social engineering and short-sighted budget tweaking he wants by crushing the liberal arts, but I assure you he is fucking Kansas, hard.
SunRun, Inc. is a new, woman run solar company just featured in Obama’s entrepreneurial pilot program called, Startup America Partnership. Startup helps entrepreneurs meet angel investors. Lynn Jurich started SunRun by taking advantage of both state and Obama’s energy incentives.
Basically, the company slaps on solar panels on your home, and the homeowner pays nothing by the rate for the electricity it provides. They save a ton of money on their utility bill. They’re also challenging utility companies by pushing the market control closer to the consumer.
Jurich is fantastic.
She was also on Obama’s Startup panel, at the 9:25 mark.