Al Gore, the former vice president and winner of the popular vote in 2000, if not the presidency, has repeatedly said that he doesn't want a job in a new administration. He prefers to rally citizens and make recommendations about solving the "climate crisis," as he calls it, as an outsider with outsized influence.
To that end, the organization he founded with money from An Inconvenient Truth and related projects, Repower America (a.k.a. the We Campaign, a.k.a. the Alliance for Climate Protection) has published three policy priorities for President-elect Barack Obama:
Improve energy efficiency
Invest in renewable energy, like wind, solar and geothermal.
Create a national unified smart grid that can distribute electricity generated by distant wind and solar farms to population centers efficiently, and that can distribute power produced by solar panels and the like at individual homes and businesses.
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