Talkin' Bout Power Generation
Vice President Al Gore began unveiling a plan yesterday to spend more than $125 billion over the next decade to put the U.S. on the path to clean energy and reduce its dependence on foreign oil. He proposed tax breaks and other incentives for businesses that clean up their polluting power plants and factories and invest in clean energy. Tomorrow, Gore will propose tax breaks for consumers who buy eco-friendly homes, cars, and appliances, and Thursday he’ll propose aid to help cities and states build clean mass transit. In a dig at his Republican opponent, oil scion George W. Bush, Gore stressed that the use of clean alternative energy could help end American vulnerability to “big oil.” Meanwhile, Bush pledged yesterday to create political good will with oil-producing nations and convince them to increase the amount of crude they supply to the U.S.