Live Blogging Al Gore’s Webcast On Clean Energy

  • Published on October 29th, 2008

Nobel Laureate And Former Vice President Al Gore Calls On Youth To Vote, And Hold Leaders Accountable For Campaign Promises On Clean Energy

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The webcast which was organized by Power Vote — spear headers of the Energy Action Coalition —  and seeks to emphasize the issue of climate change in the current election. The webcast is co-sponsored by Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection: the Alliance’s We Campaign has enlisted some 1.6 million individuals committed to solving our climate crisis.

Along with this webcast, Power Vote will be kicking off six days of Get Out the (Power) Vote campaigning on October 29, leading up to Election Day. They’re asking young people to gather on campuses and in communities across the country to watch the webcast together.

WHO: Energy Action Coalition and We Campaign
WHAT: Power Vote live webcast featuring Al Gore
WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. PST / 6:30 p.m. MST / 7:30 p.m. CST / 8:30 p.m. EST

To RSVP for the webcast, visit http://events.powervote.org

>>Live Blog

Al Gore opens up to Buffalo Springfield’s Somethings Happening Here

Now JFK’s Man-On-The-Moon speech

Power Vote speaking about the 300,000 young people signing the Power Vote pledge

These Power Vote people like Al Gore – duh!

Al notes campuses Univ Maryland, Portland State, and Univ of Georgia did an awesome job!

Gore says Obama and McCain need to be accountable for the climate crisis

Gore says we went to Iraq for oil!

He links the climate crisis to every other crisis we have …

He says we need to be fuel independent in 10 years

More references to JFK. He is a big part of this election, i.e. Obama

Talking about the 700 Bilion bailout and its connection to the climate and the economy

Gore demands we change our infrastructure from carbon fuels to renewables

Says we need to get out and vote!

Says we need to solve the economic crisis with green jobs and enviromental change

Must build a renewable energy infrastructure

His iPhone just started ringing…

He is takign audience questions

He notes that people dont quite have the right amount of urgency for the climate crisis – we need to step up! there is a Bill McKibben joke there somewhere.

Gore is equating civil rights to climate action.

Talks about how the truth will save us with respect to the climate – Did he borrow one of Obama’s writers?

Al says he got in to this climate-stuff when he was in college – that was a long time ago!

Gore says efficiency and conservation are nubmer one!

Renewable energy is number 2

Says we also need a smart grid to accomadate the renewables

Wait, was the smart grid number 3?? I need Al’s iPhone number.

American biz loses 120 Bil/year due to grid failures…eeks!

Al quotes “Dont ever doubt that a small group of people can change the world, that is the only way the world has changed”

Gore says this election is critical in climate change policy due to record turnout in voting

Al thanks everyone for their effort at Power Vote

Power Vote is taking a 6 day initiative to get the vote out!

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is a web developer, part-time blogger, and a full-time environmentalist. His crusade for all things eco started twenty years ago when he ditched his meat-and-potatoes upbringing for something more vegetarian-shaped. His passions include cooking, green tech, eco politics, and smart green design. And while he doesn't own a car anymore, he loves to write about those too. Jerry studied at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. During his time there he was a DJ at the campus station KCPR and he also wrote for the campus paper. Jerry currently resides in San Francisco, CA with his cat Lola. You can stalk him on Twitter @jerryjamesstone.

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