Al Gore in Obama administration?

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    From Al Gore's blog, posted two days ago:

    http://www.aninconvenientblog.org/2008/11/05/hope-is-a-renewable-resource/

    Thoughts?
     
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    That's my first thought.

    Energy secretary would be my second thought.
     
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    not sure how good of a choice he would be for energy secretary right now...not with the economy the way it is, i have a feeling he would impose a bunch of green restrictions that energy companies cant currently meet considering the state of things...

    in a good economy he would be an excellent choice to push us into the furture on energy production though;)
     
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    I don't think there is anyone better places to tackle environmental issues coupled with his vast experience. A Nobel Prize winner and a former Vice President.

    It would almost be silly not to, wouldn't it?
     
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    There is absolutely no reason why green energy can't boost the economy.
     
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    Just FYI -- the "green" sector is one of the few brights spots in the economy right now, or so I hear. It is poised to become one of the leading job-creating sectors of the economy in the near future.

    Someone like Gore with his vision and experience in the field would help get us there. And I think your fears of Gore "imposing" strangling restrictions on businesses are unfounded. Gore is not an idiot, and any decisions he made would have to go through Obama first.

    I'm super serial.
     
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    maybe in the longterm but right now, it would destroy it if we went in a "green energy or no energy" state of mind. i hope Gore wouldnt have that mindset or anything close to it
     
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    Maybe he could replace the presidential limos with Prii.
     
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    Do you honestly think that would happen?

    While im sure they are going to push America hard to becoming green there is no way an all in approach would even be suggested, we live in reality
     
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    That would be a great choice IMHO.

    Green energy is an area where the US needs to take the technical lead ASAP, for jobs, for the environment, for the economy.

    Emission and other restrictions are not gonna come in a way that will cripple companies. Nobody wants companies to fail, but we do need a nudge to get things moving.
     
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    LOL! It's always "all or nothing" with you, isn't it?

    What on earth gives rise to this fear? What in Gore's record leads you to believe that he would willingly cripple the economy to advance his personal agenda (and that's leaving aside the discussion that implementing green practices isn't a Bad Thing for the economy)?
     
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    You're not far off the mark...
    And before anyone freaks out, there is this caveat:
    It'll be interesting to see if this comes to fruition. My understanding is that there are few if any commercially available plug-in hybrids on the market just yet. Rumors are that the Prius won't make that leap until at least next year, possibly 2010.
     
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    My first guess is Secretary of State.

    Secretary of Energy is right up there. But if you think about it. The Solution to global warming is not through unilateral actions.
     
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    That would be great!
     
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    lol no, Im sure Gore wouldnt do that

    I just said if we were to go all green now, it would kill our economy obviously.

    im all for the gradual going green:)
     
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    I hope we take a more agressive approach than the slow and steady.
     
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    the only problem I see is green tends to be more expensive and it's obvious that companies can't aford any more expenses right now but if gore was to get the job and give tax credit to the energy companies that impliment green policies that could work quite well
     
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    Fixed for you, and I completely agree.;)
     
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    There are comments to that blog calling it fake...
    Is it a legit blog by the Al Gore? :confused:
     
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    k, i agree too, but...in the short term, is now the right time to do it considering the state of the economy? Or are we talking short term as in over the next few years?
     
  22. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe not. Post in haste, repent in leisure. :eek: :p
     
  23. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    there is always some stumbling block. We cannot keep pushing things back and passing it off to the next generation, like say, pulling out of a pointless and costly war (thats for a different thread).

    We need to start off going green as soon as possible.
     
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    Fair enough... just let us know when you get around to figuring it out. :)
     
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    we have already started

    however, give me energy sources that can compete with oil. you just cant.

    there was an article in the most recent scientific american about how using fuel cells and other so called "greener" energy uses much much much more water than conventional methods we get energy from. this is a problem as we are going to be facing a water crysis soon enough

    i dont know what the answer is but it will be interesting to see it play out
     

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