Al Gore’s back: ‘Gearing up for a grassroots nationwide effort to influence lawmakers’ as Obama Bucks Dems, Backs Cheney on Energy

Special to Climate Depot. Reprinted with Permission.

Written by Italia Federici

Al Gore is back.

Fresh from his recent flurry of climate-gate-related mea culpas and bitter explanations about the scientific fraud that underpinned his Nobel Prize winning work, Al Gore is turning his attention to Capitol Hill.

Gore’s new effort, Repower America, is gearing up for a grassroots nationwide effort to influence lawmakers about energy policy. Tonight, via their first nationwide conference call, Gore will rally the Repower America troops.

But what are they gearing up to do? Most emails from Repower America state nonsensical things like “Mother Nature doesn’t do bailouts. Our leaders can’t delay.” They take silly shots at “lobbyists” — as if the good folks at Repower America aren’t lobbyists — and they are loaded with filler sentences like “It’s going to take all of us working together,” and “The fight is just beginning.”

At first glance, the missives look like classic Al Gore.

Al Gore is famous for his non-statements. Any fan of the television show The Simpsons will recall the episode in which a child purchases a talking Al Gore doll. When the string is pulled, the Gore doll drones “You are hearing me talk.” There is no specificity.

Details are not Al Gore’s friend. Climate data specifics are only the latest hard-data to bite the former Vice President and his allies. That’s because Gore and his buddies are much less pro-environment then they are anti-Republican. For groups like Repower America and the Sierra Club, it’s imperative that wiggle room to be built into their eco-rantings — their survival depends on it.

The Repower America website does have lots of space-filling photography and verbiage about what they do support. Apparently, they support the idea of concepts.

For example, Repower America is all for mandating that a “certain percentage of all electricity sold in the U.S. to be derived from renewable resources, such as wind and solar.” Certain percentage? Wiggle, wiggle. Here they are on energy efficiency: “The federal government can promote energy efficiency through various policies, such as energy efficiency standards for new and renovated buildings, and increased efficiency standards for appliances and consumer products.” Wow – “various policies” and “increased standards” for un-named “consumer products” and “buildings!” How do I make out my check?

Oh, and of course, they support cap-and-trade which would presumably be predicated on more fraudulent climate science.

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