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Gore's Challenge

Make America's Energy 100% Green in 10 Years

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Make America's Energy 100% Renewable in 10 Years
On July 17, 2008, Al Gore issued this challenge:

"America must commit to producing 100% of our electricity from cheap, clean renewable energy sources like solar and wind within 10 years."

This community is dedicated to meeting Gore's challenge. We encourage people to share news relating to Gore's challenge, climate change, advances or opportunities in renewable fuels, sustainable business practices, community efforts toward sustainable energy, reviews of relevant books, and related topics. Please consider adding "Gore's challenge" to your Interests -- the more people who know about this, the better our chance of meeting the goal.

America has accomplished great things in the past. We can do it again. You have 10 years to switch over to 100% renewable energy. Go!



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4) Try to be sensitive and sensible about politics, class issues, sexism, racism, religion, etc. Those can be touchy issues in places where people engage in activism for survival. Remember that the goal here is to achieve clean, sustainable energy; focus on that common ground as much as possible.

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