Gore Calls for Herculean Effort to Switch US Power within Decade

The Birmingham Post (England), July 19, 2008 | Go to article overview
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Gore Calls for Herculean Effort to Switch US Power within Decade


Former Vice President Al Gore called for a "man on the moon" effort to switch all of the United States' electricity production to wind, solar and other carbon-free sources within 10 years.

He said it would solve global warming as well as economic and natural security crises caused by dependence on fossil fuels.

"The answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels," Mr Gore told a packed auditorium in Washington's historic Constitution Hall.

"When you connect the dots, it turns out that the real solutions to the climate crisis are the very same measures needed to renew our economy and escape the trap of ever-rising energy prices."

Mr Gore compared the challenge to establishing the Social Security retirement fund and the Interstate highway system, as well as landing a man on the moon - all successes that took more than a single presidency to accomplish and required members of both political parties to overcome their partisanship.

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