I’m sure the first didn’t have anything to do with the second. Al wouldn’t take advantage of his position as AGW scarer-in-chief to soil his hands with filthy lucre? Would he?
DENVER – In a Convention first, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today selected Camco International Group, Inc. (Camco) as the Official Carbon Advisor for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, to be held August 25-28 in Denver. The move further bolstered Convention organizers’ efforts to design waste out by applying sustainable planning principles to every decision in the lead-up to the Convention.
To help minimize the four-day event’s overall impact on the environment, Camco will be working with the DNCC during the coming months to measure the Convention’s carbon footprint, strengthen existing programs and make recommendations about how to minimize and/or offset the Convention’s carbon output.
“This 2008 Democratic National Convention will make history in so many ways – and our commitment to making this the ‘greenest’ Convention ever is no exception,” said Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the DNCC. “Camco, a world-renowned pioneer in the sustainability field, will help us make good on that goal by turning climate change liabilities into environmental assets.”
As the Official Carbon Advisor, Camco will work with the DNCC to estimate the Convention’s carbon footprint; quantify the greenhouse gas benefits of various environmental initiatives including waste reduction, energy efficiency and the use of alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles; and advise on opportunities to offset the remaining emissions produced from hosting the Convention.
LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – Generation Investment Management, an investor in green firms chaired by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, has bought a 9.6 percent stake in UK-listed Camco International Ltd (CAMIN.L: Quote, Profile, Research), Camco said on Wednesday.
The stake is worth around 6.4 million pounds ($12.59 million) at Camco’s current price of 40 pence a share.
While Gore, a politician turned environmental activist chairs Generation Investment, David Blood, a former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, is managing partner of the firm, which was founded four years ago.
Camco identifies and develops greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. It also provides carbon and sustainable development consultancy services, including emissions assessment, carbon management and strategy and policy work, to companies and governments.
I wonder how Al’s profit margin compares with Exxon’s. Not that any news media would dare to ask.