Save-planet George Soros invests in coal

Save-planet George Soros invests in coal

by Jon Rappoport

December 2, 2015

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)

Breitbart reporter Steve Milloy has the story (“The New King Coal: George Soros”, 8/17/2015):

“I predicted…that the left wasn’t going to kill off the coal industry so much as it was going to steal it. That prediction is already becoming true courtesy of billionaire George Soros.”

“U.S. Securities and Exchange Act filings indicate that Soros has purchased an initial 1 million shares of Peabody Energy and 553,200 shares of Arch Coal, the two largest publicly traded U.S. coal companies. As pointed out last week, both companies have been driven perilously close to bankruptcy by the combination of President Obama’s ‘war on coal’ and inexpensive natural gas brought on by the hydrofracturing revolution.”

“Less than a year ago the Soros’ Climate Policy Initiative issued a major report concluding that the world could save $1.8 trillion over the next two decades by transitioning away from coal. The report referred to coal reserves as ‘stranded assets’ that were losing value as they were no longer needed…What a difference a few months makes, especially when those months have seen coal company stocks fall to fire sale prices…”

Instead of the ever-popular pump and dump strategy for making money, this is dump and then pump. Make coal look worthless, then buy it up. Then take the stock price up.

The Climate Change tap dance features all sorts of $$ deals, and as yet the really huge ones are lurking behind the curtain. In the meantime, we can see a few of the out-front hustles.

There is the case of Tom Steyer, hedge-fund billionaire. Alatheia Larsen of newsbusters has that story (“Green Billionaire Tom Steyer, Squeezing Climate Panic for Profit”, 7/10/15):

“Tom Steyer’s concern for the environment and almost religious devotion to promoting green energy appear to be targeting another kind of green…Alternative Energy wasn’t always Steyer’s focus. He only began attacking coal power in 2011…Meanwhile in Australia, the hedge fund that Steyer started and ran until at least 2013, Farallon Capital Management, was busy finalizing a transaction to create what is on track to become one of Australia’s largest coal mining operations. This deal increased coal production in Australia by a staggering 70 million tons…Steyer divested from Farallon in 2014 after saying that he could not reconcile it with his current personal beliefs about climate change. Also, conveniently after he had made a fortune.”

Nice work if he could get it, and he could.

Several years ago, I wrote a piece about Al Gore’s good fortune as a climate-change god.

Here is an excerpt:

In 2001, Al Gore was worth less than $2 million. Now, in 2012, it’s estimated he’s locked up a nice neat $100 million.

How did he do it? Well, he invested in 14 green companies, who inhaled — via loans, grants and tax relief — somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.5 billion from the federal government to go greener.

Therefore, Gore’s investments paid off, because the government was providing massive cash backup to those companies. It’s nice to have federal friends in high places.

For example, Gore’s investment firm at one point held 4.2 million shares of an outfit called Iberdrola Renovables, which was building 20 wind farms across the United States.

Iberdrola was blessed with $1.5 billion from the federal government for the work which, by its own admission, saved its corporate financial bacon. Every little bit helps.

Then there was a company called Johnson Controls. It makes batteries, including those for electric cars. Gore’s investment company, Generation Investment Management (GIM) (twitter search), doubled its holdings in Johnson Controls in 2008, when shares cost as little $9 a share. GIM sold when shares cost $21 to $26 — before the market for electric-car batteries fell on its head.

For a while, the going was good. To make it go good, Johnson Controls had been bolstered by $299 million dropped at its doorstep by the Administration of President Barack Obama.

On the side, Gore has been giving speeches on the end of life as we know it on planet Earth, for as much as $175,000 a pop. (It isn’t really on the side. Gore is constantly on the move from conference to conference, spewing jet fumes in his wake.) Those lecture fees can add up.

—end excerpt—

the matrix revealed

The save-the-planet cash registers are ringing. And you can bet that the future configuration of cap-and-trade, carbon taxes, and “reparations” paid out from developed to undeveloped countries will funnel endless cash into elite hands—while cutting energy production for the planet and putting more people into a state of poverty.

We’re just seeing the tip of the $$ iceberg.

Finally, here is a quote from Princeton physicist, William Happer (Climate Depot, 1/22/15, mirrored here: “A Noted Physicist Speaks Out”):

“…the jihad against atmospheric carbon dioxide. Like its predecessors, this cause has generated plenty of sanctimonious slogans: ‘intergenerational justice’, ‘saving the planet’, ‘sustainability’, ‘negligible carbon footprints’. In reality, the cause has brought ugly, bird-killing windmills, which have replaced the psalmist’s ‘cattle on a thousand hills’; hapless native peoples have been expelled from their from ancestral lands, sometimes at gunpoint, so wealthy corporations and foundations could claim to be saving the planet, at no small profit to themselves; fraud in the trading of carbon credits has cheated honest taxpayers. But for this cause, as for most of its predecessors, the end justifies the means. Policies to ‘stop climate change’ are based on climate models that completely failed to predict the lack of warming for the past two decades. Observational data show clearly that the predictions of unacceptable warming by more carbon dioxide are wrong…policies designed to save the planet from more carbon dioxide are based on failed computer models.”

Profits for “the right people,” however, aren’t failing.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

11 comments on “Save-planet George Soros invests in coal

  1. middleway says:

    From the top-down, it’s all a cabalistic corporate enterprise that orbits an entity called Mammon that is ruled by their iron fisted god Moloch. Welcome to the New World and its religion.

  2. marlene says:

    I prefer coal to all alternative forms of energy and I support the coal industry. And I don’t care what soros is doing. I support everyone who wants coal, gas and fossil fuels as our energy sources.

  3. Vince kemp says:

    Its a corrupt world we live in where money is god. Clearly Al Gore got his reward from the Bush Presidency for rolling over in that controversial US election. Lets watch Obama increase his net wealth after he departs office, thats assuming we all survive after the nut job shadow neocons start WW3 or the alternative, a complete collapse of the financial system. Those in control win either way. Its a sad state of affairs. Peace to you Jon, your family and your readers.

  4. George says:

    We were wondering what an investor, here in coal country, knew that the rest of us didn’t. He’s in the process of buying up all the smaller coal mines he can get his hands on and it’s been rumored he was going to buy Peabody. Oh, and he has high connections politically.

  5. Jon, I re-blogged this with some fun photos:
    I shared it everywhere-it’s a great piece. Hope you like the pics. Ric

  6. Interesting that Mister Soros is interested in the largest coal reserves on the planet. Equal to both Rusisia and China put together.
    And now with oil prices down, and falling. They were $43.09 an hour ago.
    I wonder how long they can keep them down; long enough, say to apply some serious pressure on the Russians, and possibily the Chinese…Hmm.

    Oh my Gawd, and thank heaven and the little fat cherubs for the Nazis and I. G. Farben and those wonderful Second world world technologies for making synthetic gasoline, and Syngas from coal….(gives that dirty ole oil from Alberta a run for their money…and since Obama put the kibash on the Keystone;  Georgie did’nt like that, the Keysone that is!).

    And so the production of Methanol, to add to gasoline, that will shut up those pesky corn ethanol whiners.

    “Coal (by liquefaction technology) is one of the backstop resources that could limit escalation of oil prices and mitigate the effects of transportation energy shortage that will occur under peak oil. This is contingent on liquefaction production capacity becoming large enough to satiate the very large and growing demand for petroleum. Estimates of the cost of producing liquid fuels from coal suggest that domestic U.S. production of fuel from coal becomes cost-competitive with oil priced at around $35 per barrel,[117] with the $35 being the break-even cost. With oil prices as low as around $40 per barrel in the U.S. as of December 2008, liquid coal lost some of its economic allure in the U.S., but will probably be re-vitalized, similar to oil sand projects, with an oil price around $70 per barrel. And the Syngas extraction method is a basis in making so many more wonderful and exciting new chemicals , like fertilizers and pesticides and herbicides…and so forth and so on.” -Wiki

    “In China, due to an increasing need for liquid energy in the transportation sector, coal liquefaction projects were given high priority even during periods of oil prices below $40 per barrel.[118] This is probably because China prefers not to be dependent on foreign oil, instead utilizing its enormous domestic coal reserves. As oil prices were increasing during the first half of 2009, the coal liquefaction projects in China were again boosted, and these projects are profitable with an oil barrel price of $40.” -Wiki

    Through the FischerTropsch…
    ….method a world of new chemicals can be discovered.

    But it will be neccessary to keep oil prices down for a while, while he…Georgie sucks on that government subsidy tit for a while…at least for a half of Billion dollars or more…

    “Fossil fuels such as coal are burned in a mixture of recirculated flue gas and oxygen, rather than in air, which largely eliminates nitrogen from the flue gas enabling efficient, low-cost CO2 capture.”

    “The Saskatchewan Government’s Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Sequestration Demonstration Project will use post-combustion, amine-based scrubber technology to capture 90% of the CO2 emitted by Unit 3 of the power plant; this CO2 will be pipelined to and utilized for enhanced oil recovery in the Weyburn oil fields.”

    So…CO2 is good for getting old oil wells to burp up lot more barrels of that precious black goo stuff. And there are lots and lots of old oil wells.

    And since Mister Georgie is extracting CO2, and putting it in a hole in the ground. He’s so wonderful!

    There are the carbon capture (Sounds like a board game…”New this Christmas Carbon Capture by Hasbro, get it at store near you…”) incentives.

    Wow 56 countries wanna know….INCENTIVES!…what incentives? There are Carbon capture incentives? Gonna be the number one topic of discussion at the climate summit.

    Life is so good as a Oneper-center. Rainbows and Unicorns, jumping purple jeezus, I’m coming back next life-time as one of them…you can too!…hurry… there’ll be a line up.

  7. George says:

    Brilliant article and very well researched. Keep the great work Jon.

  8. Reblogged this on John Barleycorn and commented:
    Crony capitalism at it’s worst.

  9. From Québec says:

    I’m so fed up with these criminals who think we are all idiots.

    Obama says he will bankrupt the Coal Industry

  10. There’s plenty more where that came from, Jon.

    We had crooked “Professor” Garnaut spruiking climate efficiency over here for Australia’s own Carbon Tax which came in (to the dismay of just about everyone) a couple of years back.

    Excellent post.


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