Saturday, March 10, 2007

Well, At Least Al Gore Wasn’t Paying Himself for Carbon Offsets

Because his company was buying them for him.

“The confusion, Campbell said, arose because GIM pays to offset the energy use of its operations and the personal emissions of its 23 employees, including Gore.

So, the firm will cover the cost to offset the energy use at Gore's home, or his global jet travel, as it would the offset cost of any other employee, Campbell said.”
When your first line of defence against the "conspicious consumption" charge was how you purchased carbon offsets, having it come out later that it was part of your benefit package as Chairman of some company doesn't have much impact.

It appears that Al didn't even make the sham payments.