Al Gore is a Global Warming Profiteer

Discussion in 'Politics' started by drjekyllus, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. gore&st=cse

    WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Al Gore thought he had spotted a winner last year when a small California firm sought financing for an energy-saving technology from the venture capital firm where Mr. Gore is a partner.

    The company, Silver Spring Networks, produces hardware and software to make the electricity grid more efficient. It came to Mr. Gore’s firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital providers, looking for $75 million to expand its partnerships with utilities seeking to install millions of so-called smart meters in homes and businesses.

    Mr. Gore and his partners decided to back the company, and in gratitude Silver Spring retained him and John Doerr, another Kleiner Perkins partner, as unpaid corporate advisers.

    The deal appeared to pay off in a big way last week, when the Energy Department announced $3.4 billion in smart grid grants. Of the total, more than $560 million went to utilities with which Silver Spring has contracts. Kleiner Perkins and its partners, including Mr. Gore, could recoup their investment many times over in coming years.

    Silver Spring Networks is a foot soldier in the global green energy revolution Mr. Gore hopes to lead. Few people have been as vocal about the urgency of global warming and the need to reinvent the way the world produces and consumes energy. And few have put as much money behind their advocacy as Mr. Gore and are as well positioned to profit from this green transformation, if and when it comes.

    Critics, mostly on the political right and among global warming skeptics, say Mr. Gore is poised to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire,” profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in.

    Al Gore is putting out these doomsday scenerios in order to stir up fear so that he can make a quick profit.
  2. What is your opinion about Cheney - Iraq - Halliburton?

    Just curious.
  3. Ricter


    Since global warming is not occuring, have the ice sheets and glaciers begun to grow?
  4. My opinion is that I am sure it can discussed in another thread. I see no connection between Al Gore's Get Rich Quick Global Warming Scam and Iraq. Discuss that issue at hand
  5. Ricter


    The connection is the apparent hypocrisy of both.
  6. Do you mean the glaciers and ice sheets that extended all the way down to New York State 15,000 years and all melted way before industrialization? Those ice sheets and glaciers.
  7. You mean the hypocrisy of Al Gore consuming more energy than 20 times the average household but he is hell bent on getting the government to limit everyone else's energy use. Once again we have a liberal democrat trying to impose laws on everyone else while they themselves are not subjected to the laws.

    How convenient!!!!!!

    Al Gore's and the liberal democrats new motto should be "Do as I say, not as I do!"
  8. +1

    Thank you.
  9. Lucrum


    Al Whore = Limousine liberal
  10. Ricter


    Whoa, you mean the globe IS warming?
    #10     Nov 3, 2009