Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Gore's plan for global warming window

At last someone has a plan. No less then the former vice president of the USA, the biggest emmitter of CO2. So far so good for bang for buck: :::[Washington Post: Gore Unveils Global-Warming Plan]

Gore proposed a Carbon Neutral Mortgage Association ("Connie Mae," to echo the familiar Fannie Mae) devoted to helping homeowners retrofit and build energy-efficient homes. He urged creation of an "electranet," which would let homeowners and business owners buy and sell surplus electricity.

Former vice president Al Gore proposed creating an
Former vice president Al Gore proposed creating an "electranet" for buying and selling surplus energy. (By Susan Walsh -- Associated Press)

"This is not a political issue. This is a moral issue -- it affects the survival of human civilization," Gore said in an hour-long speech at the New York University School of Law. "Put simply, it is wrong to destroy the habitability of our planet and ruin the prospects of every generation that follows ours."

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