Enviro Group Leader Challenges Sir Richard Branson At Rio+20 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.24.15

Airborne 08.25.15

Airborne 08.26.15

Airborne 08.27.15

Airborne 08.28.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.24.15

Airborne 08.25.15

Airborne 08.26.15

Airborne 08.27.15

Airborne 08.28.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Tue, Jun 26, 2012

Enviro Group Leader Challenges Sir Richard Branson At Rio+20

CFACT Director Craig Rucker Presses On EU-ETS

The director of the environmental activist group CFACT, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, reportedly challenged Virgin-everything CEO Sir Richard Branson on his stance on the EU-ETS during the recently-completed Rio+20 environmental summit.

The National Review reports that Branson had just attended a Greenpeace news conference at the summit when he was challenged by CFACT director Craig Rucker on his stance on the EU-ETS. Asked directly if he favored the carbon tax on his airplanes which fly between the U.S. and other non-EU countries and European destinations, he said he would prefer "an international tax rather than just one area of the world."

But Branson also reportedly said that "we're running out of oil, so we need to move into clean fuels as soon as possible," in response to a question from Rucker about the waning support for the hypothesis of human-caused global warming. As many as 31,000 natural scientists have added their names to a statement disputing that human causes are responsible for catastrophic global warming.

Branson was reportedly escorted quickly away from the exchange by his people.

FMI: www.cfact.org, www.virginamerica.com

Advertisement

More News

RFP: ANN Considering Future Options For HQ Relocation

A Very Bright Future For ANN, Aero-TV, and Airborne May Require Some New Digs ANN may be looking for a new home... hopefully, a permanent one. We're currently inviting proposals fo>[...]

Airborne 08.28.15: 'Big' Bezos Announcement?, MA Aero-Taxes, Harrison Ford

Also: Barnstorming: The FAA v Hoover Fight Ain’t Over, Hail-Damaged Dreamliner, UAV Shooter Charged, NASA Global Hawk, MiG-21 Lancers, ICAO Manual Blue Origin founder and Ama>[...]

Airshow Pilot Lost In In-Flight Breakup

Andrew Wright Lost As Giles G-202 Suffers Fuselage Seperation/Failure It's been a tough few weeks for the airshow industry... and now this -- a practice flight, Friday, August 28th>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.30.15)

“This contract extension is significant for the TSA pilots. Our last round of negotiations that resulted in our current contract took more than five years, so we are pleased >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.30.15): Permanent Echo

Permanent Echo Radar signals reflected from fixed objects on the earth’s surface; e.g., buildings, towers, terrain. Permanent echoes are distinguished from “ground clut>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC