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 ...