Gore optimistic about renewable energy

LAS VEGAS - Despite continued denial of global warming in some circles, former Vice President Al Gore told a national green energy conference in Las Vegas he’s “extremely optimistic” about growing bipartisan support for bigger investments in renewable energy.

Gore said Friday he’s more concerned than ever about warming oceans stirring up unprecedented storms, catastrophic wildfires in the West and rising temperatures across entire regions.

But Gore also outlined reason for hope during his keynote address at the 10-year-old National Clean Energy Summit co-hosted by former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid and Gov. Brian Sandoval.

He even said he wasn't concerned about President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, which calls for a net zero polutions admission by the middle of the century.

"I was worried when he made his announcement, but then the next day all of these states and cites and business leaders, Jim Murren among them, said we're still in the Paris agreement," Gore said. "We're going to continue forward. We are going to win this. We are going to succeed. We have got to win faster than we're winning now."

Gore says more leaders from both parties are beginning to take the problem seriously and the renewable energy economy is “really taking off,” especially in places like Nevada.


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • #OurPain
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Turkey-Thon
  • Vegas Strong 5K/1-Mile
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Politics Now
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Connect with 8 News NOW
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News

Video Center