Gore’s Carbon-Free Energy Plan

July 29th, 2008


Al Gore recently announced an ambitious energy goal for America. He’s called on the United States to produce all of its electricity from carbon-free, renewable energy sources within 10 years.

Joining host Daphne Wysham to discuss the economic and political feasibility of the plan is Congressman Jay Inslee, the Democratic Representative for the 1st District of Washington, State. Inslee is also the co-author of Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy. Joining the conversation is S. David Freeman, he has over 30 years of experience in Washington’s energy politics, and he’s the author of Winning Our Energy Independence: An Energy Insider Shows How.

Breaking down the details of solar power and how it fits into America’s economy is Jon Rynn, an energy commentator for the online magazine Grist – and Harvey Wasserman, the author of Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth.

Ilyse Hogue is the Communications Director for the nonprofit Internet organizing group – Move On. She joins the conversation to discuss how Al Gore’s message is reaching the new wired world.

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Music for this edition of Earthbeat is ‘Electricity’ by Spiritualized, and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ by Sparklehorse.

Our theme music is Baladi by Tony Anka, Bellydance Superstars vol. 2.

Photo by courtesy of Juampe Lopez via Flickr, all rights reserved.

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