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Gore Delivers Remarks on Energy and the Climate

Former vice president Al Gore gave a speech in Washington, D.C., today on climate change in which Gore, reports the Associated Press, challenged "the nation to produce every kilowatt of electricity through wind, sun and other Earth-friendly energy sources within 10 years, an audacious goal he hopes the next president will embrace." Gore's speech can be read in full here.

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Mr. Gore and others are proposing the wrong technology for the world.

Free Power Forever

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Posted by: M Thomas | July 20, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

"Cole miners are smarter then that."

Yeah, and they're smart enough to spell "coal."

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

"if it was not for the Rodham Clinton's, whom seem to believe they own him."

heh, heh.

Hildebeast made a eunuch outa Ole Al.

He's been trying to find his manhood ever since.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Is Al Gore thinking that it is possible to generate all the current electric power by alternative means, such as wind, solar and bio-fuel ? For solar power, the Germans have a lot of experience, however, analysts estimate that solar cells in Germany now generate about 2 TWh of electricity per year, or about one-half of one percent of German electricity consumption. Wind power is not always reliable and can probably produces a few percent of total power supply. Increase use of biofuel can never be enough to replace fossil fuel, while increasing the price of food and causing starvation. Nuclear power may be the way to go, as the French did, but great care has to be exerted in designing and operating the system to avoid monstrous accidents. Let's not bet our limited financial and human resouce too heavily on alternative energy alone. To be realistic, we probably have to rely on conventional power supply for a long while trying to survive better in terms of health and environment concerns

Posted by: austin b | July 18, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Elmerck | July 18, 2008 11:43 AM

I would like for Al Gore to show me ....

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don't need to show you sh!t... you flat earth idiot, you show me how pumping 33 trillion tons of C02 and carbon particulates into the atmosphere would have no effect!!!! Did you even go to school? "for every event their is a proportional change".

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 18, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

man-o-man, he would have made a great president. We actually would be hearing more from him... politically, if it was not for the Rodham Clinton's, whom seem to believe they own him.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 18, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

What the hell are you talking about, haven't you ever heard of synthetic oil? You won't find anyone who owns a high end car using anything else. It is WAY better the regular oil.


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.Whay do you put in the cc of your car?[Water] No, you put oil to lubricate the parts to keep them from seizing up. If you are smart enought to come up with something to take oils place, you can become a milloinaire over night. The next time you drink some sport drink, think about the oil that made the plastic bottle it is in. Wise up!!p

Posted by: Elmerck | July 18, 2008 11:43 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Lets hope our next government supports Al Gore's suggestions. Clearly the time to act on this is overdue....we could have avoided Iraq if we had acted sooner...what will we not avoid if we don't act now!?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Makes you wonder who attended the Cheney secret energy meeting and what was discussed!Cheney has never come clean. They met in a public building,discussed public policy and it should be public information.
It seems that soon afterwards, prices started to rise?
coincidence or supply and demand?

Posted by: Dr. J.L. White | July 18, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Re: Indeed, Al Gore is right on target. He is lighting our way forward! If we get behind what he is saying, we'll have easy to afford solar-powered cars within 10 years. It's up to us to spread the word. Too bad the media isn't doing a better job of covering this historic event.

Posted by: Ellison Horne | July 17, 2008 8:06 PM

Solar power as a source of energy is yet to be economical.

Posted by: pete | July 18, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I would like for Al Gore to show me one thing that demonstrates global warming. The only thing casuing warming is the hot air coming out of his mouth and the jetstream aircraft he flies around. And some guy said how nice it would have been to spend all the money spent on Iraq, for use in schools. We would not have schools if we hadn't gone to fight the enemywhere they are hiding out. If you want your kid to go to the same school Obama went to, you has better wise up, call or write your representative in congress ,and tell him or her off get off their asses and start drilling for oil.We cannot exist on this planet without oil and we had better remember that fact.Whay do you put in the cc of your car?[Water] No, you put oil to lubricate the parts to keep them from seizing up. If you are smart enought to come up with something to take oils place, you can become a milloinaire over night. The next time you drink some sport drink, think about the oil that made the plastic bottle it is in. Wise up!!p

Posted by: Elmerck | July 18, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

What a good idea, Vice President Gore.
The problem is that the best sites for wind mills are off-shore seaboards and I can tell you right now, most people in America don't want to see them there, including me.

Posted by: pete | July 18, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Cole miners are smarter then that. They know they are nothing but fodder to the mining companies. It is one of the worst jobs in the world and not one they would want any of their children going into. If cole mining ended so be it.

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Say goodbye to the coal miners vote for the Dems, and many other related concerns on a guy that tools around in a private jet leaving a big carbon food print. Can you spell HYPOCRITE ELITIST?

Posted by: theaz | July 18, 2008 2:04 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse


No one is blocking drilling, They have 168 million acres leased now to drill and they are not doing it. They have no interest in spending money,(Profits) just so we can have cheap gas. People need to take a reality check beyond the political BS. You see what happened to the price of oil yesterday? They are not investing billions only so see the price go down. There are no shortages they have more oil right now then they know what to do with but they are doling it out and controlling the price. Only alternative energy sources will end the manipulation. and that is all it is.

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Whoever listen to what Obama o Mr. Gore said about energy are for sure dreaming. With the power of the tong everything is easy. Let see what happen if Obama get elected. You will see the goverment will interfere in everything, you will see the size of the taxes. The only solution righ now is drilling, drilling and drilling and work on the others sources. But the do nothing congress is blocking any idea because they don't want any success for the Republicans. They don't care about dthe country but for their interests only.

Posted by: VAPAPO | July 17, 2008 9:40 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Gore is crazy. He does not care about the environment only pushing his socialistica agenda. Freiman's blog says it best.

http://www.myspace.com/gafreiman

Posted by: Samantha | July 18, 2008 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Say goodbye to the coal miners vote for the Dems, and many other related concerns on a guy that tools around in a private jet leaving a big carbon food print. Can you spell HYPOCRITE ELITIST?

Posted by: theaz | July 18, 2008 2:04 AM | Report abuse

Whoever listen to what Obama o Mr. Gore said about energy are for sure dreaming. With the power of the tong everything is easy. Let see what happen if Obama get elected. You will see the goverment will interfere in everything, you will see the size of the taxes. The only solution righ now is drilling, drilling and drilling and work on the others sources. But the do nothing congress is blocking any idea because they don't want any success for the Republicans. They don't care about dthe country but for their interests only.

Posted by: VAPAPO | July 17, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Al Gore is once again proving to be a real American leader and hero! We are fully 3 decades behind in developing solar power. Had we put our kids and their education first in this nation, we would have solar power in wide use today. Just imagine how all that wasted money gone to the Iraq invasion could have been put toward building our education systems nationwide.

Just think of all the other benefits we would enjoy today had we supported education long ago. We could have built 24/7 community education centers with life-long learning activities for all ages and abilities.

Our schools should be the most beautiful, healthy, inspiring environments, with the best equipment and resources, and of course, the best, most enthusiastic and well paid teachers. Through education comes the innovation and resourcefulness for us to thrive long into the future.

And when it comes to having the funds to support all this, well, if you read the GAO reports you'll see we've always had the funds. They've mostly been mis-spent due mainly to our lack of civic stewardship. We pay, from the sweat of our brow, trillions of dollars creating our common wealth (from our taxes), then we look the other way when the money is spent. So what do our elected officials do, they mostly serve themselves--look what's happening to our Constitution. Most of us are sleep-walking through this popular culture holocaust we are creating and it's taking a disturbing toll--the signs are everywhere. Have you seen the recent articles about the rapid decline nationwide of our beloved songbirds?


Indeed, Al Gore is right on target. He is lighting our way forward! If we get behind what he is saying, we'll have easy to afford solar-powered cars within 10 years. It's up to us to spread the word. Too bad the media isn't doing a better job of covering this historic event.

Posted by: Ellison Horne | July 17, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Listen but put your beer down, or whatever you're taking. Are you rich, a big inheritance? It will not help you unless you are a politician or a relative to one. The good life is OVER PERIOD.
Give it up. Canada and our best friend the USA will overcome this with the help of all you younger folk. We older folk screwed up big time and we will suffer for years. Sorry from a granpa 56 from Canada.

Posted by: juatadad55+ | July 17, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Gore will be on Larry King tonight for the hour.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

GO GORE...I January 2009, make sure President Obama gets your message (although I think he already has!) Let's get rid of our dependence on Arab oil and use renewable sources! What a unique idea. Spend the money on new technology not drilling for old technology. After all, we stopped hunting sperm whales didn't we? Time to stop hunting ground oil!

Posted by: Daddio on the Paddio | July 17, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I sure hope you all listen. Your pensions, your homes, and most importantly you will loose your children. Gas is gone PERIOD. A simple solution is get the hell out of the Middle east. Things just must change. It is an another lie to everyone. Don't you understand that as of now, the USA is the axes of evil as president Bush said this day. Whom do I hope for your President, hell, no one will fix it in the next many years. America and my country did a great job??
It is up to you, the people. Just an embarrassed old man from Canada. What the hell did we do.

Posted by: justadad55+ | July 17, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Good for him. That really is what we need to do if we are to save any part of our way of life, not to mention our planet. I dare any of you backwards yahoos to convince me otherwise. I warn you, in order to be convincing, you'll have to pull out your dictionaries and use words that are longer than those you normally are comfortable using... and you'll have to use them correctly and in context. Only then will I listen, but EVEN then, you will have a snowball's chance in hell of convincing me that this is not THE issue of our entire species, now and for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Dr. Buchanan | July 17, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

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