G8 Protestor in RussiaThe G8’s Plan of Action on Global Energy Security is under fire from multiple directions, including Greenpeace, who argue the Plan will promote the proliferation of nuclear energy and weapons, the GRACE Policy Institute, who argue the Plan’s provisions for fuel efficiency and renewables don’t go far enough, and Oil Change International, who can’t understand how the G8 can try to pass itself off as concerned about climate change when the Plan of Action calls for ramping up direct and indirect subsidies for oil and other fossil fuels. Even French President Jacques Chirac joined the chorus of critics, saying: “We cannot talk about energy security while there is no progress on climate change.”