Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore said South Australia’s focus on renewable energy has made the state a world leader in the battle against global warming, reported The Advertiser (12/9/2006, p.1).
SA shows the way: Gore, in Australia to promote An Inconvenient Truth, his controversial documentary on the world’s most pressing environmental problem, praised the state’s efforts in promoting wind and solar energy as an example the world should follow.
Leadership makes the difference: In SA, you have probably one of the best examples of any state in the entire world where you see how leadership can make a tremendous difference in promoting renewable sources of energy," he said. SA has 51 per cent of Australia’s wind power and 45 per cent of the country’s grid-connected solar power.
The Advertiser, 12/9/2006, p.1
Source: Erisk Net