Al Gore: 100 percent renewable clean energy within 10 years

By on July 18th, 2008

The green guru has spoken again. Yesterday, former Vice President Al Gore challenged the United-States.

America must commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and other clean sources within 10 years.

He tried to convince the American population that by making the right choices there will be benefits for the environment, national security, economy and energy bills.

We’re borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet. Every bit of that’s got to change.

In the past months he’s been hosting a series of solutions summits with engineers, scientists, CEOs, and financiers. This speech pulled together some of the best thinking from those talks — and highlighted what we each can do to end our dangerous addiction to fossil fuels and solve the climate crisis.

Be among the first to take on this challenge.

Via: We Can Solve It

  • I got real excited when I read his speech. If we can try to create the same groundswell of excitement about this that bubbled up around Kennedy’s challenge to get a man on the moon, then maybe we can get somewhere.

    $5 gas and general fear of the Middle East, while not good things, have a silver lining in that they create the right atmosphere for Gore’s challenge.

    Let’s go!

  • Lance Sjogren

    This is where I came to realize Al Gore is totally illiterate scientifically. 

    Global warming is a genuine concern, it’s a shame that the cause got stuck with such a flawed poster boy.

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