Al Gore’s ambitious energy goal for America may now become national policy. In this encore edition of Earthbeat, we review Gore’s plan for 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.
A new green economy won’t just fight global warming — it’ll be a rising tide that lifts all boats. That’s according to Van Jones, the founder of Green for All. It’s a theme backed by hard data in the recent report, A Climate of Change. Author Nia Robinson, discusses exactly how to make these connections. Nia is the director of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative.
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