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BPs Fives Best Eco-Ads [VIDEO]

“Beyond Petroleum” helped anchor BP in the global zeitgeist as a sort of pragmatic “eco-warrior” that happened to produce oil.  As BP struggles to contain the largest oil spill ever, we’ve compiled some of the the company’s most iconic  green-focused ads . We lead of course with BP’s latest rollout, CEO Tony Hayward’s “we will make this right” pledge.

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BP’s Fives Best Eco-Ads [VIDEO]

“Beyond Petroleum” helped anchor BP in the global zeitgeist as a sort of pragmatic “eco-warrior” that happened to produce oil.  As BP struggles to contain the largest oil spill ever, we’ve compiled some of the the company’s most iconic  green-focused ads . We lead of course with BP’s latest rollout, CEO Tony Hayward’s “we will make this right” pledge.

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The Week In Green Energy: The Tipping Point

Week of June 1 – to – June 4, 2010

The first week in June could well go down in history as the moment energy and climate legislation in the U.S. reached its tipping point. President Barack Obama, speaking at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, said that he was committed to getting the John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman-sponsored American Power Act passed – the first time he has hitched his political fortunes to the bill. “I want you to know, the votes may not be there right now, but I intend to find them in the coming months,” Obama said of the bill. The reason for Obama’s belated devotion to wrangling votes  is, of course, the gusher in the Gulf, which has continued unabated now since April 20. But there was a noticeable shift in the tone of The White House in the past week, as BP’s efforts to stem the flow have again floundered and assurances from company executives have proved to be overly optimistic or misleading. BP head Tony Hayward, for example, said that the “Top Kill” maneuver that failed last week had a 60-70 percent chance of success. Even promising results from the newest try at the containment dome can’t help BP now.

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The Week In Green Energy: Plug The Damn hole!

Week of May 24 – to – May 28, 2010

U.S. President Obama tours oils spill disaster on Gulf Coast

President Obama tours the beach at Port Fourchon with Parish President Charlotte Randolph. The oil spill resulting from the Deepwater Horizon disaster now officially ranks as the worst in U.S. history.

Eager to place a containment dome over a media cycle that was drawing uncomfortable parallels with the Bush White House’s botched Katrina response, President Obama yesterday held his first press conference in 10 months. During the hour-long media grilling, the President defended his administration’s and the federal government’s handling of the 6-week old oil spill. He again vowed that BP would be held accountable for causing what — as of yesterday – is officially the worst oil spill in U.S. history and announced a six months moratorium on deepwater offshore drilling.  Shortly before the press conference, word came that Elizabeth Birnbaum, the head of the embattled Mineral Management Service (MMS), had left the post. The MMS had been under fire for its cozy relationship with the oil and gas companies it regulates.

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The Week In Green Energy: ?Plug The Damn hole!?

Week of May 24 – to – May 28, 2010

U.S. President Obama tours oils spill disaster on Gulf Coast

President Obama tours the beach at Port Fourchon with Parish President Charlotte Randolph. The oil spill resulting from the Deepwater Horizon disaster now officially ranks as the worst in U.S. history.

Eager to place a containment dome over a media cycle that was drawing uncomfortable parallels with the Bush White House?s?botched Katrina response, President Obama yesterday?held his first press conference in 10 months. During the hour-long media grilling, the President defended his administration’s and the federal government’s handling of the 6-week old oil spill. He again vowed that BP would be held accountable for causing what — as of yesterday –?is officially the worst oil spill in U.S. history and announced a six months moratorium on deepwater offshore drilling.? Shortly before the press conference, word came that Elizabeth Birnbaum, the?head of the embattled Mineral Management Service (MMS), had left the post. The MMS had been under fire for its?cozy relationship with the oil and gas companies it regulates.

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Obama Finally Throwing His Weight Behind the American Power Act?

Sen. John Kerry’s press people have been pushing the message that President Obama is?finally getting serious about the American Power Act.? Today, we saw definitive proof at a campaign event for Sen. Barbara Boxer in San Francisco. Obama invoked the Gulf oil spill again to argue for immediate action on the bill.

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Lindsey Graham: Gulf Spill Means no Climate Bill

Lindsey Graham: A Puzzling Man

The politics of the BP oil spill keep getting more confusing.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is saying that the spill has prompted President Obama to finally get on board with the American Power Act and “thump the bully pulpit to urge Senate action” at a meeting with Republicans on Tuesday. However, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., now says that only a small energy bill is possible because the oil spill has made the offshore drilling provisions in the measure a difficult sell. Okay, so why not abandon the drilling provisions? Continue reading Lindsey Graham: Gulf Spill Means no Climate Bill

The Week In Green Energy: Getting To 60?

Week of May 10, – to – May 14, 2010
American Power Act Unveiled

Senators Kerry and Lieberman release the American Power Act.

“60″, well actually “58″, that’s the number of Senators John Kerry (D-Mass) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) will have to convince to support their energy and climate change legislation released this week. The American Power act has been nearly a year in the making and has something for just about every stake holder in the ongoing energy debate. Environmentalists get a cap – and – trade provision. Industry, and in particular oil and gas companies, get an expansion of  offshore drilling rights which, as the country confronts what’s emerging as the largest oil spill in its history, leaves a sour taste. For the nuclear types there are dollars to help jumpstart the dormant industry.

Will the Senate bill pass? The prognosis isn’t good.

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