Sunday, June 19, 2011

Missing News: Greenpeace involvement in IPCC report on renewable energy

The Australian has a balanced report on the recent discovery that the key recommendation from a recent  IPCC report on renewable energy was provided by Greenpeace. The ABC has nothing.

Greenpeace's key role in UN climate study

THE United Nation's peak climate change body has become embroiled in new controversy over its use of Greenpeace and renewable energy industry propaganda in a landmark study on alternative energy.
A headline briefing on the IPCC's special report on the potential of renewable energy, released in Abu Dhabi on June 9, said close to 80 per cent of the world's energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century, if backed by the right enabling public policies.
Release of the full report this week showed the assumption was based on a real-terms decline in worldwide energy consumption over the next 40 years and was the most optimistic of the 164 investigated by the IPCC.

The issue was discovered by Steve McIntyre, famous for debunking another IPCC totem the Hockey Stick Graph. Steve has a number of posts on the issue:
IPCC WG3 and the Greenpeace Karaoke
Responses from IPCC SRREN
IPCC Sabotages an Interacademy Recommendation
Pachauri: No Conflict of Interest Policy for AR5
Lynas’ Questions
Judy Curry also has an interesting series of posts:
McIntyre and Curry are among the missing voices at the ABC.


  1. Thanks for keeping us "selectively" informed ABC. We know we can always count on you to provide us with the facts...

  2. Marc - have you seen the revelation that the idiotic questioner on the abc's qanda program was actually a community radio personality (read "alarmist") who just was trying to make "sceptics" look like idiots? The guy basically said "gravity (as climate science) is just a theory." The personality (James someone) said he wanted to show how the abc give too much time to loony questions from the skeptic camp. He obviously don't read this blog!


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