According to critics, for Al Gore, “going green” is not just a slogan for saving the world, it is a description of his bank account.
Unwilling to settle for a mere $100 billion a year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is demanding that First World nations dramatically increase their commitment to the wealth redistribution schemes planned for the UN Conference on Climate Change next month in Copenhagen.
United Nations global warming officials said this week that a final climate change treaty will be “impossible” to reach at the December summit in Copenhagen due to disagreements on financing and emissions targets, but they are not giving up.
As Americans continue to wonder what happened to the $787 billion in stimulus money and the economic recovered our leaders said would arrive in the aftermath of passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, another $3.4 billion has surfaced. Yesterday, The New American reported on the $400 million that the Department of Energy will be distributing over the next two years through ARPA-Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (or Arpa-e) grants. The expenditure examined in today's article is also linked to the $36.7 billion given to the Department of Energy in "stimulus" funding, but this time it concerns support for development of the "Smart Grid."
In December, approximately 20,000 delegates from 192 countries will attend the United Nations conference on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark. If one British official has his way, meat will not be on the menu.