Boehmer-Christiansen: BECC Sponsor List May Show True Face Of AGW Lobby

(a note by Sonja A. Boehmer-Christiansen inspired by the news of the “Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference: Nov 15-18, Washington, DC“. Published with the consent of the author)

RE: the sponsors:

Co-conveners: The 2009 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference is being convened by The American Council for and Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE); the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE),  University of California; and the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University.

This supports my hypothesis, pushed since the early 1990s, that the most active ’villain’ in the show is the technological research lobby, found in WG III of IPCC.

You have all been discussing WG 1! WG III (the solutions/ responses people) are served by WG 1, and is the place where the governments, NGOs and ‘technologists’ meet and propose the solutions..this is now down to one thing at last, a price for carbon above what? At least $40. It is much less at the moment, but please correct if you can find out.

As a political science student pointed out to me, in politics it is not unusual to have solutions searching for, and finding a problem.

Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference: Nov 15-18, Washington, DC

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The 2009 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference is an international conference focused on accelerating our transition to an energy-efficient and low carbon economy through an improved understanding and application of social and behavioral research insights. The 2009 BECC will be held November 15-18, 2009 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. The conference aims to catalyze collaboration across government, utilities, businesses, and researchers and to share recent research and program results with the goal of achieving viable solutions for meeting long-term energy and GHG reduction
targets.

2009 BECC will bring together a diverse group of policy makers, energy experts, social scientists, managers and communicators to discuss the social and behavioral basis for, and practical implementation of, insights for reducing energy use through the adoption and application of more energy-efficient technologies, energy conservation activities, and lifestyle changes. The conference, featuring over 200 presenters in 40 topic sessions, will build on the overwhelming success of the sold-out 2008 BECC at which 700 participants discussed successful policy and program strategies, shared innovative research findings, and built dynamic new networks and means of collaboration.

Co-conveners: The 2009 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference is being convened by The American Council for and Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE); the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), University of California; and the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University.

BECC Conference Program: A preliminary conference program is currently available online.

Online registration is available. Rates increase Oct. 14.

(Save the Date: BECC 2010 in Sacramento, CA, November 14 – 17, 2010)