Insights · November 4th, 2007
In the November 15, 2007 edition of Rolling Stone, Al Gore in an interview suggests that large, not small, ideas are needed to deal with the climate crisis.
“”The current Presidential candidates call me from time to time. ‘Al, do you have any advice on how I could tweak my position on the climate crisis?’ I always respond. ‘Look, we’re way beyond tweaking – we have to have fundamental change. We ought to eliminate the payroll tax and replace it with a C02 tax. We ought to have a complete ban on any new coal fired generating plants. We ought to have a full investment tax credit for all advanced solar thermal power plants, which could supply most of the electricity this country needs. We ought to change the utility laws so that every person and business in the United States can install photovoltaic panels and small windmills and sell unused limited quantities of electricity into the grid.”