Where does Al Gore buy his carbon offsets from?

The answer may surprise you

This entry is from a blog and I haven't verified it yet. Evidently Al Gore buys his "carbon offsets" from a firm he founded.

Gore is chairman of the firm and, presumably, draws an income or will make money as its investments prosper. In other words, he "buys" his "carbon offsets" from himself, through a transaction designed to boost his own investments and return a profit to himself. To be blunt, Gore doesn't buy "carbon offsets" through Generation Investment Management - he buys stocks.

And it is not clear at all that Gore's stock purchases - excuse me, "carbon offsets" purchases - actually help reduce the use of carbon-based energy at all, while the gas lanterns and other carbon-based energy burners at his house continue to burn carbon-based fuels and pump carbon emissions - a/k/a/ "greenhouse gases" - into the atmosphere.

It's not illegal and not even all that unethical. He uses his own firm's products.

But it should be part of the discussion. I don't imagine Al Gore would be popular if certain people knew that he profited off of his own carbon offsets.

— NeoWayland

Posted: Fri - March 2, 2007 at 05:12 AM  Tag

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