Repower America

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Repower America was launched in 2008 in a pioneering speech by Al Gore that hit the reset button on America’s clean energy goals, Repower America was first introduced as a bold plan to "repower" the United States with 100% clean electricity and revitalize its national energy infrastructure.

At its core, Repower America stands for the importance of investing in:

  • energy efficiency
  • clean, renewable and diversified energy sources
  • a unified national smart energy grid that connects these renewable energy sources to every part of the country
  • clean car technology.

In his Repower America speech, Vice President Gore linked America’s current national security, economic and environmental crises to America's dangerous over-reliance on carbon-based fuels. Reducing this dependence on foreign oil by investing in renewable energy sources here at home presents a solution common to all three problems. New clean energy jobs in a new clean energy future will repower America – creating millions of new jobs, hastening our economic recovery, strengthening our national security and preserving our planet for future generations. With a clean energy economy, everybody wins.

Building on this momentum, the Alliance for Climate Protection launched the Repower America campaign to galvanize the American public around a bold new clean energy plan and a revitalized national energy infrastructure that will:

  • Jumpstart the American economy and create millions of jobs;
  • Help end dependence on foreign oil;
  • Reward innovation and job creation, not polluters; and
  • Help solve the climate crisis.

Efforts to secure passage of comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation that supports Repower America’s objectives are conducted by the Alliance’s sister nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the Climate Protection Action Fund.

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