by Michael dEstries
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“For decades, Al Gore has challenged the skeptics in Washington on climate change and awakened the conscience of a nation to the urgency of this threat. I strongly agree with Vice President Gore that we cannot drill our way to energy independence, but must fast-track investments in renewable sources of energy like solar power, wind power and advanced biofuels, and those are the investments I will make as President. It’s a strategy that will create millions of new jobs that pay well and cannot be outsourced, and one that will leave our children a world that is cleaner and safer.”

–Democratic candidate Barack Obama in response to a speech given earlier today by Al Gore.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Liz

    Cool. I hope he’ll actually be able to make a difference; increasingly, it seems like “President” is becoming an almost ceremonial position as the government marches on.

  • Remy Chevalier

    The problem is that they’ve also both been quoted as saying nuclear needs to be part of the mix. And that now, DOE spokespeople, refer to “renewables” as solar, wind and nuclear, all in the same breath, with the mainstream press going along with it, not challenging it. This is the result of millions of dollars of print advertizing in newspapers all over the country where Entergy, the company which owns the Indian Point nuclear power plant just a few miles North of New York City, paints itself as having a low carbon foot print. Don’t be fooled again!