Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., was born on the 31th of March, 1948.
Al Gore was born in Washington, D.C., in the United States of America.
Published books from and about Al Gore include "Computer: A History of the
Information Machine", "An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency
of Global Warming and What We can do about it", "Common Sense Government:
Works Better and Costs Less", and "Our Choice."
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- But this strategic challenge
is the lynchpin of a bold new strategy needed to re-power America
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.
sharp cost reductions now beginning to take place in solar, wind, and geothermal
power - coupled with the recent dramatic price increases for oil and coal -- have
radically changed the economics of energy.
When I first went to Congress 32 years ago, I listened to experts testify that
if oil ever got to $35 a barrel, then renewable sources of energy would become
me give you one revealing example: the price of the specialized silicon used to
make solar cells was recently as high as $300 per kilogram. But the newest contracts
have prices as low as $50 a kilogram.
of the voices we hear are the defenders of the status quo -- the ones with a vested
interest in perpetuating the current system, no matter how high a price the rest
of us will have to pay.
even those who reap the profits of the carbon age have to recognize the inevitability
of its demise. As one OPEC oil minister observed, "The Stone Age didn't end
because of a shortage of stones."
leading experts predict that we have less than 10 years to make dramatic changes
in our global warming pollution lest we lose our ability to ever recover from
this environmental crisis.
for one do not believe our country can withstand 10 more years of the status quo.
Our families cannot stand 10 more years of gas price increases.
economy cannot stand 10 more years of sending $2 billion every 24 hours to foreign
countries for oil. And our soldiers and their families cannot take another 10
years of repeated troop deployments to dangerous regions that just happen to have
large oil supplies.
present, for example, we do not have a unified national grid that is sufficiently
advanced to link the areas where the sun shines and the wind blows to the cities
in the East and the West that need the electricity.
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