The Business of Green!!

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    The Generation team of 36 people represents 16 countries and speaks 10 languages. Our investment team was founded by bringing together seasoned equity analysts and leaders from the sustainability research field. Today these skills are integrated into Generation's team of 16 investment professionals who have over 150 years of combined investment experience.

    Full biographies of our team are available below:

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    Generation is an independent, private, owner-managed partnership with offices in London and New York. The firm was co-founded in 2004 by Al Gore and David Blood.

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    David Blood: Sustainability investing is the explicit recognition that social, economic, environmental, and ethical factors directly affect business strategy—for example, how companies attract and retain employees, how they manage the risks and create opportunities from climate change, a company’s culture, corporate-governance standards, stakeholder-engagement strategies, philanthropy, reputation, and brand management. These factors are particularly important today given the widening of societal expectations of corporate responsibility

    A little food for thought here, while climate change is an issue that many debate here and elsewhere, the ones that are beating the drums the loudest are also the ones that seem to be the one's that will profit most from this so called change.
     
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    You got that right - and frankly, it is sickening.
     
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    And governments jump on the bandwagon with enthusiasm, knowing they have found another goose to lay the golden egg. I don't know how it is affecting your country at the moment Navy, but the British government - and most European governments - are introducing so called green tax after green tax. The bastards are squeezing so hard, you can now hear the pips squeaking.
     
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    Sinatra, great crooner by the way, it would appear that not much thought has really gone into the business of green at least on the surface. Let me cite you a few examples, switching to a green based economy will do absolutly nothing to stop countries like China or India for that matter from building coal plants at a record pace. Still further, all the green jobs this switch will create will create them in countries that are already the leaders in this technology. for example China and Japan, both leaders in Lithium Ion and Solar Cell technology. In fact most of the soo called "green technologies" components are made from foreign sources. For years, GM talked a bule streak about the HCV and what company was the first to come out with a production model of an HCV that was Japan with Honda. As far as hybrid technology goes even the software to and the Lithium ION batteries needed to switch to this plug in hybrid technology is years ahead in China and Japan. So this is not about global warming as much as it about a select few groups who stand to make a lot of money in the trading of carbon credits if massive restrictions are placed on the American economy. Take a look at Nuclear, while costly, it is essentially completely Green however because no one stands to gain from it , it is seen as a bad technology and therefor not usable here however President Obama has indicated that it is fine foe other countries. Clean Coal coverts the Co2 into a liquid form that needs to be stored into the earth just like Nuclear waste, and in the case of Clean Coal which is beta technology it would have serious implications for ground water. As I said this about "Green Business" and has zero to do with saving the planet, that is the marketing aspect laid down for the masses to chew on.
     
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    Actually boot in order to begin to pay for everything here I can assure you taxes on everything deemed not good for you will be big. Isn't interesting though that Al Gore made the choice of London rather than New York for his Carbon trading business though?
     
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    Well, there's one thing certain Navy. Gore will fit in well with the charlatans currently running our country into the ground.
     
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    Well keep the faith Boot, and know that your not alone as we here are sharing the same fate as you. People here are pouding the drum to become even more like the U.K. when it comes to healthcare for all and climate change, and taxes. I find it ironic though that when you actually visit the U.K. most of the people I have spoken with, would like to have less intervention by Govt. and feel like we have it fairly good here. While here Boot many want more Govt. intervention in their lives, you and I have seen first hand what happens when Govts. get out of hand Boot. and I don't have to tell you that giving up liberties is about as smart as hitting yourself with a cricket bat. However, this "Green Business" is just another step by some to grab power and they need something to stir up the masses to increase profits, so what better way to do that, than to run wild with Global Warming.
     
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    Al Gore is "HONORABLE" .....im sorry but....:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:....its a typo right?...
     
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    Yet it may come as a surprise that at a time of financial crisis and Green correctness, many of the wealthy are choosing to arrive by private jet.

    According to an article in Bloomberg, as many as 600 private jets were expected to touch down in D.C. for the inauguration.
    Obama Inauguration Sets Record for Private Jets - The Wealth Report - WSJ
    Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh — guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.

    Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.

    Gore’s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.
    2/26/2007 - Al Gore’s Personal Energy Use Is His Own “Inconvenient Truth” - And Replies - Opinion - Chattanoogan.com

    Trust me these people are not concerned in the least about Global Warming and are using Climate Change that could be natural or man made in some respects as a marketing tool.
     
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    and from what i understand this sonofabitch makes money every time one of those corkscrew light bulbs is sold.....the ones he is trying to shove down our throats....
     

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