Despite Industry-Wide Woes, Al Gore Has Made a Killing in ‘Green’ Energy

From The Blaze

Despite the well-known failures and struggles of the renewable energy sector, former Vice President Al Gore has managed to profit handsomely from multiple “green” energy investments, according to a lengthy and surprisingly revealing Washington Post article.

And when we say he has done well, we mean he has done really, really well. Take, for instance, the fact that since getting into the business in 2000, Gore’s personal wealth has grown by approximately $98 million:

Gore charted this path by returning to his longtime passion — clean energy. He benefited from a powerful resume and a constellation of friends in the investment world and in Washington. And four years ago, his portfolio aligned smoothly with the agenda of an incoming administration and its plan to spend billions in stimulus funds on alternative energy.

The article continues, listing Gore-related “green” energy companies that have received federal money.

Read more here.

3 Responses to Despite Industry-Wide Woes, Al Gore Has Made a Killing in ‘Green’ Energy

  1. Rob N. Hood October 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    What??!! Since 12 years ago, a rich man has made a lot of money?? I am SHOCKED! Oh wait, this is still a capitalistic and “free” country right? So to make thing more fair we should tax him appropriately, right? Right? (This was posted by “admin”? What’s going on?? Where’s Dan, where Neilio?! Too busy usurping democracy via “voter fraud”? Oh, so I can sleep peacefully…

    • Peter the Proud Sceptic November 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      It isn’t right when someone makes a lot of money by defrauding others, via lies, deceit and coercion (i.e. reduce your ‘carbon footprint’ or else!). It is even worse when that someone has used ‘federal money’ (i.e. taxpayer money) to do so. Why isn’t Alphonse in prison, serving 30 years for fraud?!

  2. NEILIO October 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    I “sort of” agree with RNH in a sense. Eyeore has every right to make as much money as he can. But I do think that RNH does fail to see that this is the direct effect of Eyeore’s advocacy of AGW, and is what we have been saying about the guy since An Inconvenient Truth came out. I mean really! What is wrong with telling a few lies to freighten people onto a certain path that has your lemmonaide stands on it. Who cares that you build the lemmonaide stands with their tax dollars first? To Liberals, that’s how it’s done. Nothing to see here.

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