Tag Results for Inconvenient Truth (3)

  1. Al Gore versus T. Boone. Take Your Pickens

    Former vice president Al Gore got a lot of attention last week with a call to make the U.S. electric power system completely carbon-free within ten years, a startling idea that some find inspiring. Meanwhile, Texan oilman T. Boone Pickens has been running full-page newspaper ads promoting his "Pickens Plan," the idea being to replace the electricity we make by burning natural gas with wind-generated power, and to use the freed-up gas to fuel automobiles. It's not hard to detect the element of self-interest in that plan: Pickens is building a huge wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas--and reportedly …

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  2. Al Gore versus T. Boone. Take Your Pickens

    Former vice president Al Gore got a lot of attention last week with a call to make the U.S. electric power system completely carbon-free within ten years, a startling idea that some find inspiring. Meanwhile, Texan oilman T. Boone Pickens has been running full-page newspaper ads promoting his â''Pickens Plan,â'' the idea being to replace the electricity we make by burning natural gas with wind-generated power, and to use the freed-up gas to fuel automobiles. Itâ''s not hard to detect the element of self-interest in that plan: Pickens is building a huge wind farm in Sweetwater, Texasâ''and reportedly …

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  3. Buying Carbon Reductions to Offset Climate Sinfulness

    Voluntarily paying for somebody else to reduce carbon emissions to compensate for something youâ''re doing to increase themâ''few other subjects have aroused so much controversy in the last year, inside and outside the environmental community. Climate change skeptics naturally see the whole idea of carbon offsets as silly and pointless. But even those who see carbon reduction as an urgent necessity wonder whether offsets really help. How do you know whether you're getting real value when you purchase a carbon offset?…

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