Green slime – The people behind Obama’s war against fossil fuels

September 15, 2010 05:58

Big corporations, lobbyists, the well connected and current and former politicians push the ‘green’ agenda to make millions from duped taxpayers.

By Amanda Carey – The Daily Caller


‘John Doerr and Al Gore, for starters. As The Daily Caller has reported, both men are major players in the green industrial complex. Doerr, perhaps the most famous venture capitalist in the Silicon Valley, has donated heavily to Democratic causes, lobbied for green energy initiatives, and then received stimulus dollars through the Department of Energy (DOE) in the form of grants for companies in which he has investments.’

‘Like Doerr, Gore will benefit financially if the start-up companies he invests in do well – which is almost a guarantee if the federal government continues to shower them with tax dollars.

Then there’s General Electric (GE) CEO Jeffery Immelt and Duke Power CEO Jim Rogers. Both were involved in the creation of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a lobbying organization comprised of businessmen that counts getting Waxman-Markey  passed in the House last summer as one of its accomplishments.’

‘Now consider John and Tony Podesta. The brothers, key figures within Democratic circles (John organized Obama’s transition in 2009 and is president of Center for American Progress; Tony is a frequent White House visitor), are both champions of environmental causes.’

‘In the first year of the Obama administration, the Podesta Group brought in more than $25 million (up $10 million from the year before) from various clients, including Duke Power, and GE .’

‘The Podestas also had some help within the White House for a time, in the form of Van Jones, the “green czar” who resigned in September 2009. Before joining the White House, Jones served on the board of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of businesses and environmental leaders working to “catalyze a clean energy revolution” and reduce carbon emissions.’

‘“Incredible,” said Chris Horner, author of the newly released “Power Grab: How Obama’s Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America,” when asked by The Daily Caller about Zoi’s conflict of interest. He pointed out that Zoi’s appointment at DOE represents something even more disturbing: the move of the CEO of Gore’s “radical” advocacy group to a senior Obama administration cabinet position.’

‘“It’s all about cash and how much the consumer is going to have to pay to subsidize renewable energy sources,” said Bryce. “Because when it comes down to it, where is the public demand for these programs and mandates that will increase the cost of electricity?”’


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