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Debate: Can America Get to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050? [PODCAST]

April 16, 2015 by Stephen Lacey

In 2008, when Al Gore called for America to get 100% from its electricity from renewables, he was widely mocked. Even supporters who understood it was a rhetorical point understood how difficult it would be to achieve. But suppose the timeframe were stretched out to 2050. Would it really be that crazy?[read more]

24 Hours of Reality: China's Wind Quest [VIDEO]

October 25, 2014 by Sheila Oliva

China and Wind Energy

Former United States Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore is the Founder and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project. Its aim is to bring millions of people together, so with one collective voice they can demand change from global leaders and force them to help shape the clean-energy future.[read more]

Five Myths About the 'Carbon Asset Bubble'

November 26, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Although bubbles are best seen in retrospect, investors should always be alert to the potential, particularly after our experience just a few years ago. In this case, however, I see good reasons to believe that the case for a “carbon asset bubble” has been overstated and applied too broadly.[read more]

Public Opinion, the Media and Climate Change

February 6, 2012 by Joseph Romm

A must-read study published Monday in the journal Climatic Change debunks some pervasive myths about public opinion and climate change. The lead author, Dr. Robert J. Brulle of Drexel University, gave me an exclusive interview.[read more]

The Climate Reality Project – An Inconvenient Next Step?

September 23, 2011 by David Hone

Last week I went to the London showing of Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project - it was one of 24 consecutive presentations held around the world on the 15th of September. There was a lot to look forward to in attending this, particularly to see how Mr Gore would respond to the troubling attacks on the science currently seen in some political debates and the continued challenge to carbon pricing policy in countries like Australia.[read more]

Green Jobs, Gore's Gaff & Government Getting Out of the Way: The Green Skeptic on FOX

August 30, 2011 by Scott Edward Anderson

This morning I talked with Stuart Varney about green jobs, Al Gore's bizarre statement equating climate skeptics with racists, and getting the government out of the way of private sector job creation. Here's the video: Watch the latest video at <a href=""></a> And here's a...[read more]

Reality Check: Climate Change is a Human Problem, Not a Political One

August 15, 2011 by NRDC Switchboard

I'm armed with a redbull and committing to a long night watching the Climate Reality Project. Updates are coming here! Already we have been to Mexico City, Boulder, CO, and Victoria, British Columbia. I have learned much from each presenter, and am excited to keep traveling. And, as I watch this reality, I am overwhelmed with...[read more]

Climate Skeptics Need To Look Out Their Window

July 15, 2011 by Charles Barton

The Southeastern United States is experiencing an Unusual drought, part of the extreme weather condition pattern that is probably related to anthropogenic global warming.Government climate scientists are using terms such as exceptional and extreme drought to describe the current situation which extends from Arizona eastward into Texas...[read more]

Which of These Former Elected Officials Doesn’t Love Ethanol Mandates? Al Gore, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum

February 1, 2011 by Michael Giberson

Which of these former elected officials doesn’t love ethanol mandates? Is it former vice president Al Gore, Democrat from Tennessee; former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Republican from Georgia; or former Senator Rick Santorum, Republican from Pennsylvania? The answer is… …the one that isn’t thinking about running for president in...[read more]

Gore Now Says Corn Ethanol "Was Not a Good Policy"

November 23, 2010 by Scott Edward Anderson

  Traded Corn for Votes?Despite being a proponent of corn ethanol policy in the past, former vice-president Al Gore now says corn-based ethanol in the United States was "not a good policy." His comments, made at a green energy business conference in Athens, came as tax breaks for ethanol are up for renewal at the end of this year...[read more]

Al Gore Says Supporting Corn Ethanol Was a Mistake

November 23, 2010 by Nathanael Baker

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has said he made a mistake promoting first generation corn ethanol during his presidential campaign in 2000. Gore says he was more concerned with garnering votes from farmers in Tennessee and Iowa than with what was best for the environment.  A clean energy enthusiast, Gore says corn ethanol is...[read more]

Obama, Gates, Gore oppose Prop 23, No on 23 lead widens

October 22, 2010 by Todd Woody
photos: americanprogressaction, jmtimages, and jurvetson

As a new poll showed that nearly half of likely California voters now oppose Proposition 23, the ballot measure that would suspend the state’s global warming law, heavy hitters from President Obama to Al Gore and Bill Gates came out against the initiative on Wednesday.[read more]

Gore on BP disaster: “This is a consciousness-shifting event. It is one of those clarifying moments that brings a rare opportunity to take the longer view. Unless we change our present course soon, the future of human civilization will be in dire jeopard

May 8, 2010 by Joseph Romm

The Nobel-Prize-winning former VP has an article in The New Republic, “The Crisis Comes Ashore:  Why the oil spill could change everything.”  Here are some excerpts: The continuing undersea gusher of oil 50 miles off the shores of Louisiana is not the only source of dangerous uncontrolled pollution spewing into the...[read more]

Cape Wind: Never Again

May 4, 2010 by Breakthrough Institute

Al Gore has called on the U.S. to "commit to producing 100% of electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon free sources within ten years." But the ten-year hard-fought battle to secure approval for Cape Wind shows that we cannot come close to meeting even a fraction of his goal if we do not appreciate the scale of energy...[read more]

Al Gore: “We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change”

February 28, 2010 by Matt Dernoga

Al Gore has a well-crafted lengthy op-ed in the NY Times on the climate crisis that I recommend reading.  I’m posting some excerpts below. “Of course, we would still need to deal with the national security risks of our growing dependence on a global oil market dominated by dwindling reserves in the most unstable region of the...[read more]