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Gore: Make All US Electricity From Renewable Sources

Source:  Copyright 2008, Reuters
Date:  July 21, 2008
Byline:  Jasmin Melvin and Deborah Zabarenko
Original URL: Status ONLINE

Al Gore, the Nobel Prize-winning crusader on climate change, challenged the United States on Thursday to commit to producing all US electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind power in 10 years.

"Our dangerous over-reliance on carbon-based fuels is at the core of all three of these challenges -- the economic, environmental and national security crises," the former Democratic vice president and presidential candidate in 2000 told a meeting in Washington.

"So today I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years," he said.

Gore also took aim at the Bush administration's policies on climate change, without mentioning the president by name. Advocates of tougher measures to combat global warming caused by carbon emissions have long said President George W. Bush has done too little about ...

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