Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Carbon Man To Visit Scotland
Global warming campaigner - now calling himself a climate change campaigner - and former US vice-president Al Gore is to be the keynote speaker at the Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference (SLCIC) which will take place in Edinburgh this September.
The event is described as a leading international forum for emerging renewable energy and other low carbon markets. The cost of the conference will be mainly met by the taxpayer ie the Scottish government and Scottish Enterprise.
Fancy attending? The bargain price for the two day bash, including refreshments and lunch, is £495+VAT but if you want to splash out and join the 'exclusive drinks reception' and dinner that will set you back £645+VAT.
Whilst I applaud the use of natural resources to create energy, I have no time for Mr Gore and his carbon scam. Why should anyone believe his environmental rhetoric about reducing our use of energy when he uses more than 20 times the US national average in his own home?
Only recently Fergus Ewing, the Scottish government's energy minister, stated the Scottish government was 'perfectly open' to the continued use of Hunterston and Torness power stations to ensure there was security of supply. This statement had the usual suspect, FoE Scotland, foaming at the mouth, but it was welcomed by those with common sense.
Where energy policies are concerned I have to agree with this man, although Scotland did address the issue well before Westminster.