Gore’s Challenge: Think Big on Renewable Energy — and Think Fast

| 7/18/2008 10:10:45 AM

Tags: climate change, global warming, carbon, electricity, renewable energy,

Yesterday, Al Gore gave a speech challenging the United States to set a surprising new goal: To produce 100-percent of our electricity from renewable and carbon-free sources within 10 years.

Here’s the text of the speech, and you can check out video highlights below. It’s already gotten a lot of attention, and there’s a nice roundup of reactions to the speech from the blog Gristmill.

Tell us what you think. Is this goal far too ambitious, or is it achievable? Is setting this kind of challenge just the thing we need to start thinking seriously about renewable energy, or should we be aiming for more realistic goals?


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11/12/2008 9:30:45 AM

algore is a climate pimp and a liar. Wanna see a home that is truly evviromentally friendly? Go to Crawford Texas and look at the home of the most hated man in America, President g\George W. Bush.

randy brown
8/20/2008 5:42:32 PM

honestly i think al gore is a liar and a thief and all he care about is the power prestige and MONEY HE CAN MAKE OFF YOU AND ME... WHERE AND HOW DO I KNOW THIS... my step sister is married to a gore and that is a truth you can take to the bank

7/29/2008 5:28:34 PM

ReDuce,ReUse,ReCycle That would be a great place to start! After that we need renewable energy sources like wind, water and solar to power everything(think rechargeable batteries!)biofuel isn't the answer because then we cut into the world's food supply.I agree with Sandra who said just about EVERYTHING thrown into landfills today can be recycled(or could have been reUsed!)and what remains can be incinerated as fuel(the emissions filtered of course!) We have to take care of Mother Earth or she will stop taking care of us!! a Great start is a worldwide effort, ReUseItNetwork.org Please join now, GIVE AWAY DONT THROW AWAY! "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

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