Sierra Club’s Brune Braves Fox Fact Bubble, Remains A Gentleman

Interviewed, and often talked over, on Fox NewsVarney & Co.Sierra Club Executive Director, Mike Brunenot only keeps his cool but remains a polite and informative guest.

Despite Stuart Varney’s ill-informed scoffing and scorn, the unflappable Brune manages to state a few facts on climate change, solar power, wind, natural gas and the Keystone XL Pipeline – facts like how KXL isn’t any more inevitable than other planned, non-existent pipelines; and how the number of US solar installations broke the record in 2012, and will do so again in 2013.

A vociferous climate denier, Varney appears to think fossil fuels will last “forever” while one of his co-hosts would simply deny wind power altogether because he’s never seen a windmill turning. (Here’s a hint: just like the sun is more likely to shine in the daytime, the wind is more likely to blow at night – maybe go look then?)

Photo: sierra.org

Brune isn’t baited or cowed by Varney & Co.’s carnival-esque atmosphere. I’ve been unable to embed the video, as is usually the case with Fox clips, but here’s the link:

Sierra Club ExecutiveDirector Mike Brune On His Efforts To Stop The Completion Of The Keystone Pipeline

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2165321833001/

Way Beyond Coal  

Some still question Sierra’s commitment to clean energy, pointing to how the group received funding from Chesapeake Oil & Gas for their Beyond Coal campaign. The organization, which is really an amalgam guided by many strong state chapters, has come a long way since then. Today, Sierra is one of the nation’s loudest proponents of renewable energy. Under Brune’s stewardship, the mighty patchwork is putting its considerable energy into a brand new campaign: Beyond Natural Gas.

To stay up-to-the-minute on Sierra’s growing role in the fight for a fossil-free future, Share + Like the new Beyond Natural Gas facebook page.

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Kickoff Bucks, Montgomery County Group Meeting. Sierra Club, Southeastern Pennsylvania Group

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 2pm – 5pm

Northampton Library, Richboro PA   

Meeting objectives:

  • Explanation of what is an official Sierra Club Group?
  • What is necessary to form an official Sierra Club Group?
  • What minimum leader positions are necessary for an official Sierra Club Group?
  • Brainstorming and ideas of how the Group will look and function.
  • Delegation of assignments and next steps.

More information: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/

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