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

Reader Contribution by Staff

<p>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.</p>
<p>Here’s the <a title=”text” href=”http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92638501&ft=1&f=1025″ target=”_blank”>text</a> of the speech, and you can check out video highlights below. It’s already gotten a lot of attention, and there’s a nice <a title=”roundup” href=”http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/7/17/175641/206″ target=”_blank”>roundup</a> of reactions to the speech from the blog <a title=”Gristmill” href=”http://gristmill.grist.org/” target=”_blank”>Gristmill</a>.</p>
<p>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?</p>
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