Gore makes real money promoting phony science

by editor on November 10, 2009

Al Gore has money to burn, but that would contribute to global warming

Al Gore has money to burn, but that would contribute to global warming

Step One: Help create a phony panic. Step Two: Make a vast fortune selling solutions to that phony panic. Step Three: Laugh your fat ass off.

The New York Times tells the story of Al Gore’s obscene profiteering:

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.

The story continues:

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.

Gore, of course, solemnly says he’s just putting his money where his mouth is.

Which is a lot more difficult than you might imagine when you consider that his head is so far up his ass.

Source: New York Times

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juandos November 10, 2009 at 6:45 am

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Hmmm, people buying into the global climate change crapola in this country seems to be yet another statement of just how bad our education system is…

Consider the following and tell me this isn’t money well wasted as far as educationg goes: Arabic Classes Coming To Three More Chicago Schools! $880,000 of YOUR Tax Dollars…WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE?!?

Kids for the last thirty or maybe even forty years have graduated from taxpayer funded madrassas and can’t do simple math and have little if any grasp of basic science…

Ray November 10, 2009 at 6:57 am

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It also explains why his policies, explanations and profiteering stink.