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.
Former Secretary Colin Powell Named Strategic Limited Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
MENLO PARK, Calif. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers KPCB an innovator in providing venture and relationship capitalSM services to entrepreneurs announced former Secretary of State Colin Powell has become a KPCB strategic limited partner.
Tip of the iceberg!
US SunShot initiative backs promising solar firms with $5.8m
The US Department of Energys National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has handed out $5.8m to a quartet of promising solar technology companies as part of its high-profile SunShot Incubator programme.
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.
Al Gore invests $10m. in Israeli solar energy projects
By YUVAL AZULAI / GLOBES
Gores cleantech fund to finance Tigo Energy Inc., which develops solutions to maximize output by photovoltaic installations.
Tigo Energy Inc. has raised $10 million in its third financing round plus a $10 million credit line from Climate Solutions Fund LP, managed Generation Investment Management LLP, whose chairman is former US Vice President Al Gore. Tigo develops solutions to maximize output by photovoltaic installations.
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.
maybe Gore didn’t hear about them complaining they want those millionaires and billionaires to give up their money to pay for their education
nice one Al, you give up your bank account and that billion if you really support these anti social flea, lice infested rats.
Seriously I honestly think even people like Gore has no idea about what really is going on and he has not been getting the news from other sources other than huff post, MSNBC, NBC, NY Times, etc
Big Al smells money in the taxpayers’ pockets
That's a given..............
He has never produced a thing of value, but has managed to soak up enough wealth for a small country and enough calories for a large city.
He's a black hole on the value of civilization.
got to love the hypocrisy though.
All these pro homo cross dressing media elites , all these DC beltways fools, all these millionaires from Hollywood and billionaires like Soros of which I might point out got a lot of money from the markets, all these millionaires like zero, Van Jones etc support these lice , flea infested rats living in an unsanitary obamaville slum and yet they don’t give their money up and the sheep who are being eaten by bedbugs, lice, fleas etc are not understanding how they’re being used by these rich folks who seek more power and money.
Just imagine if we had a free and fair press and how this country would know what is going on.
£10m payday for Gores partner David Blood (2008 Obama London fundraiser co-chair)
Financial News ^ | September 26, 2011 | Giles Turner
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:28:36 AM by maggief
David Blood, president, chief executive and co-founder of socially responsible asset manager Generation Investment Management with former US vice-president Al Gore, was awarded a 39% pay rise last year after a strong 12 months for sustainable investing. He took home £10.7m. Profits at the asset manager in the year to the end of last December rose 55.8% to £49.1m, and it currently has approximately $7bn under management, according to accounts filed at Companies House.
Generations 20 partners were paid a combined £49.4m, up from £31.6m in 2009.
Last year, ethical investment outperformed more traditional asset classes. The FTSE/JSE Socially Responsible Index rose 11.84%, while the MSCI World Index increased 8.36%.
The company, which is run from purpose-built sustainable offices in London and New York, invests in firms based on economic, environmental and social criteria.
Blood, Gore and Mark Ferguson, the son of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, founded the London-based firm in 2004.
Before that Blood was chief executive of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and the first recipient of the John L. Weinberg Award in 1990, given to a professional in the investment banking division who best demonstrates the US banks core values
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AlGore...... The kiss of death.
People! People! You must adore Gore! He KILLED ManBearPig!
Here's a multi-million dollar mansion they march on (Gore's in Montecito, CA)
yea strange how the left in power and people like Gore support the protests and yet take money from wall street
I would love to get zero at a town hall event or anywhere and ask
“ you say you understand the protests as does pelosi etc so will you give back all of your money you got from wall street and will you now not take any more money from wall street?”
Infact if we had a decent reporter left in this country then that question needs to be asked.
We need to get to these events and get zero, Pelosi Gore etc to answer the questions like above, real questions that is which our biased media will not ask.
“Algore an anti-Semite? Yes, I could see that.”
To me (and I have tons of Jewish friends), Algore looks Jewish. (FWIW...)
Maybe algore should park his GIGANTIC houseboat at the Wall street boat dock and join in on the protest.
Oh please, tell me AlGore’s going to drop in and visit with them ... then it is sure to snow!
Of course he does. His silly network is one of the leading cheerleaders.
Algore, well known for his astute observations and scientific acumen has been providing advice to countless organizations (most of them now defunct) for decades.
Plenty of Al Gore support here from the Green nut jobs:
Super Rich Pass Rules Giving Themselves Carbon Credits As A Gift
October 12, 2011 ·
Several years ago when I began vigorously attacking the horrible Carbon Derivatives Market Tax, some people became, as usual, quite angry with me. I also looked closer at what the Bilberberg elites were actually doing continuing to live high off the energy hogand decided that they didnt actually believe there is any global warming. They just wanted this nifty carbon pollution market which would be totally open ended and utterly exploitable for them, not us and the stated goal of this being for a pious salvation of humanity was really a looting expedition.
Of course, this was laughably easy to understand: the Derivatives Beast is a creature designed artfully and carefully by the elites to go to infinity. There are no brakes on the hockey-stick growth of any derivative machine. The machine, itself, is designed to shoot to infinity. Of course,there is a brake: humans facing destruction from these various derivative ventures revolt or the Goddess of Infinity crushes it when it shoots towards her habitation which is in the CAVE OF WEALTH AND DEATH.
We now have perfect proof that the very rich elites, the princes and bankers both dont really fear global warming all that much if at all, and are a bunch of crazy, greedy gnomes who want to stick the rest of us with 100% of the costs of all taxes and schemes: Billionaires to be given free carbon allowances to offset green tax on private jets Telegraph
LOL! Homosexuals, left-wing radicals, traitors, etc., are "grassroots" ?
No wonder algore can't get elected to anything.