A conservative think tank is making fresh conflict of interest allegations against consumer electronics giant Apple and its most famous board member, former vice president and green energy advocate Al Gore.Well what good is going green if it doesn't make you a bundle? (As long as you're a liberal Democrat, that is...)
Apple plans to fuel a new data center in suburban Charlotte, N.C., partly by two dozen hydrogen power units from Bloom -- a revolutionary power company. But the National Center for Public Policy Research thinks the real winner may be not the planet, but the former vice president.
"Fuel cells are among the world's most expensive forms of generating electricity,” said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project. “Apple buying technology from Bloom Energy, where Gore has a financial stake, is a clear conflict of interest.”
Monday, April 09, 2012
What was that somebody said about crony capitalism?