"Are you willing to make a commitment here today by taking this pledge to consume no more energy for use in your residence than the average American household by one year from today?"
Gore declined to take the pledge. Defending his actions by saying, “We live a carbon neutral life…”
What is a “carbon neutral life?” What are Carbon offsets? What are the gimmicks Inhofe is talking about?
Here CARE offers some insights from one of our energy counsel member’s staff. What do you think?
Typically, green represents the deadly sin of envy, but with the media’s help it now also stands for hypocrisy.
Just a day after Gore’s documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” won an Academy Award at the “green” Oscars, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research cried foul over the former vice president’s green sermons.
Carbon offsets are a choice for individuals and business who want to spend the money, but a legislative proposal called “cap-and-trade” would forcibly limit emissions by industry or the entire economy and act as a tax, according to some experts.
Al Gore has called global emissions trading, also called cap-and-trade, a “responsible approach to solving the climate crisis,” according to Newsweek.
Cap-and-trade systems are promoted with the idea that the planet wins because emissions will be reduced and global warming will be mitigated, but that may not be the case.
In fact, this green plan may take quite a bit of green from your wallet.
Business & Media Institute