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Gore Proposes Energy Program To Lose the Election for Democrats; Blames China, Not Speculators, for Oil Prices Rise

July 18, 2008 (EIRNS)—British hedge fund tycoon Al Gore proposed yesterday that the United States should stop using all carbon-based fuels for electrictiy generation within ten years. In a speech misnamed "A Generational Challenge To Repower America," the former Vice President said all electricity should come from solar, wind, and geothermal sources. He did not mention nuclear energy, which Repbulicans are increasingly backing. Thus, he points the way for the Democrats to repeat the 1970s fiasco when the Party's anti-working class, anti-industrial nonsense produced "Reagan Democrats."

In the face of increasing public demand to crack down on oil speculators such as George Soros, and Congressional debate on the the speculative system, Gore claimed, "If you want to know the truth about gasoline prices, here it is: The exploding demand for oil, especially in places like China, is overwhelming the rate of new discoveries by so much that oil prices are almost certain to continue upward over time no matter what the oil companies promise. And politicians cannot bring gasoline prices down in the short term." Then he blustered that "renewable sources ... can give us the equivalent of $1 per gallon gasoline."

Even with recent technical advances that have somewhat reduced the costs of solar cells, the proposal to power the country on mostly solar energy is a bad joke. Whole states would have to be covered over in glass arrays, an economic and land-use catastrophe, without even the means of transferring generated power to other areas.

Gore called for a sharp increase in taxes on the use of carbon-based fuels, to "speed up this transition."

With his non-energy plan, Gore thus reaffirmed his commitment to Prince Philip's genocidal scheme to reduce world population by 4 or 5 billion people.

He tells workers whose jobs he would destroy, "We should guarantee good jobs in the fresh air and sunshine for any coal miner displaced by impacts on the coal industry." He likely has in mind for them that good ol' Tennessee institution, the prisoners' chain gang.