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Al Gore & Van Jones Tell It Like It Is (Regarding Wind Energy & Jobs)

Here are some truly excellent comments from Al Gore and Van Jones about wind energy and jobs in the US. A must watch:

Some of my favorite lines:

  • “… the irony is Ohio is one of the highest states in terms of wind production jobs, and John Boehner, ‘Hello, it’s your state that’s going to be hurt!'”
  • “… [the GOP is] in hock to the oil and coal companies. The fossil fuel industry has made it their mission to try kill renewable energy.”
  • And here’s the other thing: the more wind and solar we use, the faster the price of electricity from wind and solar comes down…. The more coal and oil we use, the more it goes up in price.”
  • “The Koch brothers are just a symptom and a symbol… this is the intersection of dirty energy and dirty money.”
  • Energy reform is being held up so far by our failure to get democracy reform done.
  • There will be millions of green jobs on planet Earth,… they’ll just be in Asia.” (Note: there already are millions of green jobs around the world.)


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