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James E. Rogers
Chairman, President and CEO, Cinergy
"Given that we and other utilities are involved in planning to meet other pollution regulations, as well as soon adding new generation to meet growing demand, we need greater certainty regarding what these CO2 regs will require."
Public Utilities Fortnightly What has caused Cinergy to get involved in the global warming and sustainability issue?
James E. Rogers We accept the science of climate change as expressed by the National Academy of Science report made to President Bush in 2001-the earth is warming, it will likely continue to do so, and human action is contributing to this. We think it is a problem that will require some action. We'd celebrate if new evidence strong enough to prove this wasn't happening should appear, but the skeptics have been working on this since the early 1990s and have yet to defeat the theory. Unable to defeat it via the peer review process, the "no club" has taken to claiming the entire process has been corrupted by group think and the scramble for funds. In science, great status comes from disproving a generally accepted theory. We think this ethic is still strong enough that if climate change could be disproved, it would be.