Skip to comments.Al Gore backs Occupy Wall Street protests
Posted on 10/13/2011 9:37:45 AM PDT by maggief
Former Vice President Al Gore threw his support behind the Occupy Wall Street protests Wednesday night, arguing that the countrys elected officials have failed the public on everything from the economy to the climate crisis.
Gore, a vocal advocate of policies to address climate change, called the protests which have spread around the country a true grassroots movement.
From the economy to the climate crisis, our leaders have pursued solutions that are not solving our problems; instead they propose policies that accomplish little, Gore wrote on his blog Wednesday night.
With democracy in crisis, a true grassroots movement pointing out the flaws in our system is the first step in the right direction. Count me among those supporting and cheering on the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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Al Gore could become worlds first carbon billionaire
Last year Mr Gores venture capital firm loaned a small California firm $75m to develop energy-saving technology.
The company, Silver Spring Networks, produces hardware and software to make the electricity grid more efficient.
The deal appeared to pay off in a big way last week, when the Energy Department announced $3.4 billion in smart grid grants, the New York Times reports. Of the total, more than $560 million went to utilities with which Silver Spring has contracts.
The move means that venture capital company Kleiner Perkins and its partners, including Mr Gore, could recoup their investment many times over in coming years.
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Tip of the iceberg!
US SunShot initiative backs promising solar firms with $5.8m
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Tigo Energy was given more than $3m to pilot a low-cost DC arc-fault detector, which is designed to enhance the safety of PV arrays while reducing operations and maintenance costs for system owners.
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Gores cleantech fund to finance Tigo Energy Inc., which develops solutions to maximize output by photovoltaic installations.
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It’s turning into a parasite convention.
Gore should be down on the street with his people. Camping in sleeping bags, bathing in water fountains, and crapping the the street.
Algore an anti-Semite? Yes, I could see that.
Its Official: Cogentrix $90M DOE Loan Guarantee for 30MW CPV Project
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The concentrated photovoltaic market is stirring. A few weeks ago, we brought news of the largest CPV project in the U.S. Developments from SolFocus, Soitec, Solar Junction, and Amonix continue to make the news.
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu just made the $90.6 million loan guarantee to Cogentrix official this morning for the construction of the Alamosa Solar Generating Project, a 30-megawatt high concentration solar photovoltaic (HCPV) project in south-central Colorado. That 30 megawatts would hold the title as the largest CPV project in the world when it is completed at its target of mid-2012.
Cogentrix, a subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, estimates that the project will create about 100 construction jobs and 10 operations jobs. The project will source over 80 percent of its components from the U.S. Most of Cogentrix’ previous projects have been for fossil fuel plants.
Cogentrix plans to use the mammoth concentrating panels from CPV veteran Amonix, the Kleiner Perkins- and Westly Group-backed solar hardware supplier. Ben Kortlang, the KPCB partner on the Amonix board of directors, spent eight years at Goldman Sachs prior to his Kleiner Perkins role and investment in Amonix.
Well, I agree with him on the economy, anyway.
He’s on the board of directors of apple
His daddy was a racist
so he backs anti Jewish comments.
arrests on a large scale.
shouting kill the cops
bringing unsanitary conditions
ruining an area
crapping and pissing on a cop car
crapping and pissing on the street in public.
drugs in public
destroying an area especially like in Boston which had just been done over and had cost a 150 grand
On top of all that he supports taking more money out of his pocket and letting those with no money live at one of his mansions?
Oh and not one of them has a common demand and half of them have said they have no idea why they’re there.
Yep Gore you and your lefty pals sure are smart but please go ahead because all those commie signs, socialist signs, all those arrest, destroying property and clueless fools interviewed will be made in many AD’s with the ending of you, Pelosi and zero all saying how they support you and then end the AD with a caption.
Is this the change you voted for, the party of JFK is no more, as you can see they have been taken over by commies, layabouts and socialists.
This OWS movement is becoming a highly effective flypaper.
Algore backing the protesters - That’s funny, I don’t care who you are, hahahahahahahaha!!!
Fat, self-righteous Al Gore is “one of the 99%.” Who is he kidding?
of course he backs these lot after all the shouting of kill the cops and many shouts of anti Jewish comments should come as no surprise seeing as his father was in the KKK.
way to go Al, like father like son, got to keep that anti Jewish view going in the family hey.
Candidate for The Onion headline:
“The former VP visited the protestors, intending to support and encourage them. However, not recognizing the portly, elderly man in the $10,000 suit, the protestors began pelting him with garbage and their own feces until his Secret Service guards dragged him back into his limousine.”
he’s just there trying to release his 2nd chakra in some hippie girl’s sleeping bag.
All of the Marxist/Anarchists are self-identifying.
How convenient for the OWS to raise the exposure to the next level of those who have not one ounce of respect for individual liberty, limited government, and the declaration and Constitution. Each time the exposure level of these statists is raised, that much more of the politically-noninvolved right-leaning Americans come on board to conservative reality.
Well, if Algore supports it, it MUST be good.