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Gore to join private equity firm

November 12, 2007

The story is from the BBC the links are mine.

Gore to join private equity firm

Al Gore

Al Gore is mobilising money as well as opinion in his climate fight

Al Gore is to become a partner of a US private equity firm with a history of supporting “green technology”. The ex vice-president and environmental activist is to join the board of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers.

He will lead investments in alternative energy sources and firms involved in areas such as recycling, alternative fuel and water purification.

Mr Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last month for his work as a climate change campaigner.

Is Al Gore a Chronic Liar?

In the fall of 1968 Al Gore claimed that he’d influenced the nomination acceptance speech of Hubert Humphrey through conversations with a Chicago Sun columnist. Al Gore asserted he was Humphrey’s ghost writer, but the columnist said that he had nothing to do with that speech. Al Gore’s claim wasn’t true.

Technological solutions

Mr Gore won an Oscar for his documentary An Inconvenient Truth which warned of the imminent and catastrophic danger to the planet of global warming.

A conservative think-tank in New Zealand has written to the president of the America’s Academy Awards asking that the Oscar awarded to the director of an Inconvenient Truth be taken back.

Mr Gore is already heavily involved in supporting energy technology solutions through his investment fund Generation Investment Management (GIM).

From the BBC