Al Gore’s New Eco Challenge


Al Gore has now appealed to the competitive nature of the United States with an energy challenge that calls for a complete shift to renewable in the whole electricity sector. Gore is raising the bar with an end goal of total carbon-free wind, solar and geothermal power by 2018. This would mean more funding and effort into electric vehicles, but the really ambitious plan would go much further than transportation and be felt throughout the green building industry. Elections are fast approaching and as usual, this is a hot buttin issue, with a push to drill for yet more oil, Gore’s challenge is as important as it is clear: in order to overcome an unsustainable life, we need to completely rethink how we view and understand energy.