While much has been made of those who have a financial stake in defeating cap and trade global warming policy, little attention has been focused on those who stand to profit if this energy tax is passed into law.  But Canada’s National Post did take a look at one noteworthy person, Al Gore, and found he stands to profit handsomely from the very policies he is now advocating.  When Gore left office as Vice President he had little to show beyond his salary of $175,000 a year.  But he has since earned a handsome $100 million pursuing the climate change crusade.  And with his carbon offset and renewable energy business ready to take advantage of a new cap and trade policy, the Post says he stands to become a billionaire almost overnight.

 

 

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  • Peter Murphy

    Peter Murphy is Senior Fellow at CFACT. He has researched and advocated for a variety of policy issues, including education reform and fiscal policy, both in the non-profit sector and in government in the administration of former New York Governor George Pataki. He previously wrote and edited The Chalkboard weblog for the NY Charter Schools Association, and has been published in numerous media outlets, including The Hill, New York Post, Washington Times and the Wall Street Journal. Twitter: @PeterMurphy26 Website: https://www.petermurphylgs.com/