This morning, Vice President Al Gore challenged the United States to achieve a carbon-free electricity supply within the next 10 years. Here is the statement of WRI President Jonathan Lash on Gore’s challenge:
“Climate change and energy security are not just threats—they are opportunities. Vice President Gore has issued an audacious and timely challenge: imagine our future and our children’s future if we seize the moment. We need to change the debate in this country from what we can’t do to what we can do. America has led every major technological shift in the last 100 years, and we can lead the next one as well. The problem is not technology, it is political will.”
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