Friday, September 19, 2008

Making Money the Al Gore Way

No, not the Carbon biz, that's hurting right now.
From Agence France-Presse:

Economic downturn 'a chance to invest' in green energy: Gore

The global economic downturn and the crisis in the US financial markets offers the chance for investment in green energy, former US vice-president Al Gore said Thursday.

Central banks have thrown billions of dollars at the global credit storm, which has seen stock markets plunge and scalped big banks exposed to the ongoing effects of last year's collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market.

Speaking via satellite-link at the launch of Live Earth India concert, where proceeds will go to solar energy projects, the environmental campaigner said the world was at a turning point....MORE

We're still waiting for news of the gross receipts and net contributions from Live Earth, July 2007.

From's Mixed Media:

Al Gore to Buy Environmental Magazine, 'Plenty'?


Al Gore's getting into the magazine business. Sources familiar with the former vice president's plans say he is set to announce the acquisition of a stake in Plenty, a four-year-old title about environmentally-conscious living. As it happens, Gore -- who already has a toe in the media business through his TV network, Current -- is on the cover of the current issue....MORE