Last updated on: 9/6/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Al Gore, Jr. Biography

Title:
Chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection and Former Vice President of the United States
Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Here’s what we can do — now: we can make an immediate and large strategic investment to put people to work replacing 19th-century energy technologies that depend on dangerous and expensive carbon-based fuels with 21st-century technologies that use fuel that is free forever: the sun, the wind and the natural heat of the earth…

What follows is a five-part plan to repower America with a commitment to producing 100 percent of our electricity from carbon-free sources within 10 years.”

“The Climate for Change,” New York Times, Nov. 9, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Climate Protection
  • Co-founder and Chairman, Generation Investment Management
  • Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Chairman, Current TV, 2005-2013
  • Co-recipient, Nobel Peace Prize, 2007
  • Board Member, Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Senior Adviser, Google, Inc.
  • Visiting Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Vice President of the United States, 1992-2000
  • Democratic candidate for President of the United States, 2000
  • Member, US Senate (D-TN), 1984-1992
  • Member, US House of Representatives (D-TN) 6th District, 1982-1984
  • Member, US House of Representatives (D-TN) 4th District, 1976-1982
  • Journalist, US Army (served in Vietnam), 1969-1971
Education:
  • Attended Vanderbilt Law School, 1974-1976
  • Attended Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 1971-1972
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1969
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada?
  2. Should the US Immediately Phase out Fossil Fuels?