Al Gore’s New Group Demands $15 Trillion To Fight Global Warming

Gore at Trump Towers sniffing for government handouts?

A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment.

The Energy Transitions Commission’s (ETC) report claims “additional investments of around $300-$600 billion per annum do not pose a major macroeconomic challenge,” which they say will help the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris agreement.

ETC is made up of energy executives, activist leaders and investment bankers, including former Vice President Al Gore, who would no doubt get a piece of the trillions of dollars they are calling for.

ETC’s goal is to “accelerate change towards low-carbon energy systems that enable robust economic development” and limit global warming. ETC’s report comes out as the Trump administration considers whether or not to stay party to the Paris agreement, which went into effect in 2016.

Trump has ordered Obama-era policies meant to comply with the Paris agreement be rolled back, but the White House is mulling whether or not to pull out of the agreement altogether. European countries and energy companies have been pressuring the White House to stay party to Paris.

Royal Dutch Shell, for example, aided the pro-Paris faction of the Trump administration by publicly supporting continued U.S. participation in the United Nations deal. Shell is a major producer of natural gas, which the company bills as a way to fight global warming.

Shell funds ETC, and the group’s report mainly targets emissions from coal use. ETC calls for “a rapid decrease in unabated coal consumption, a peak of oil in the 2020s and a continued role for gas provided methane leakages are reduced significantly.”

ETC says global carbon dioxide emissions need to be cut from 36 gigatons to 20 gigatons by 2040, and the world needs “net zero” emissions after 2050 to keep global temperatures from hitting 2 degrees Celsius by 2100.

To meet that goal ETC claims the world needs “investment in renewables and other low-carbon technologies some $6 trillion higher ($300 billion per year); while the largest required increases ‚Äì of almost $9 trillion ($450 billion per year) ‚Äì will be in more efficient energy saving equipment and buildings.”

That’s a $15 trillion price tag to theoretically limit future global warming.

ETC says fossil fuel investment would need to be cut $3.7 trillion over this time, and that’s on top of fundamentally altering their economic systems to make green energy cost-competitive with fossil fuels in some parts of the world by 2035.

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    G

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    A trillion here, a trillion there, pretty soon you’re talking some real money!

    It is a lot to pay for Al Gore’s mental illness though.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Why dont MANBEARPIG(Al Gore)ask i his good buddy and fellow warmist to write him a great big 1 billion Dollar Check or sell pencils not made from rainforest wood while dressed as a Polarbear the mascot of the Global Warming campaign

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Why dont gore go and ask his good buddy and fellow hot air producer and junk science film maker Leonardo DiCaprio for a nice big 1 million dollar check along with the rest of the MANBEARPIG eco-nut cases in tinsletown

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    R. Johnson

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    What a boring fascist Algore has become.

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    Simon Ruszczak

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    What a cheek, they should have been imprisoned for fraud, and assets seized by now,

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