Firm offers to pay for pupils to see Gore film

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Every schoolchild in Scotland is to be offered the chance to see former US vice-president Al Gore’s film about the dangers of global warming under a scheme by energy company ScottishPower.

The firm, a major windfarm developer which also runs the coal-fired Longannet power station, is prepared to commit “tens of thousands of pounds” to the project and is currently in negotiations with the Scottish Executive to secure its backing.

ScottishPower, which has also given copies of Mr Gore’s book of the same name, An Inconvenient Truth, to hundreds of its staff, plans to pay for cinema screenings for older children in primary schools and all secondary pupils.

The firm is currently discussing with the Executive how pupils could be bussed to cinemas, and to cinema owners about times for screenings.

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  1. […] Scottish Power is offering to pay for every Scottish school child to sit through Al Gore’s diatribe on Global Warming, An Inconvenient Truth. It’s also giving copies of Gore’s book, of the same name, to hundreds of its staff. […]