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Blotting the Gulf: Latest Impressions from the Gulf Coast and a Look Ahead from Sierra Club’s Michael Brune

Michael Brune, the new executive director for the Sierra Club, spoke yesterday at an international gathering of renewable energy entrepreneurs, policy experts, and advocates. In his remarks, Brune spoke of his most moving image yet of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf. It’s a moving and heartbreaking story, but from disaster comes opportunity. Brune message yesterday was not only of tragedy but also of solutions: sustainable development, electrifying transportation, and the the “three R’s”: retiring coal (and eventually all fossil energy), replacing coal generation with renewable sources of energy and rejuvenating the beleaguered economy in the process. The following podcast is edited from his remarks:

[podcast]http://www.globalwarmingisreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/climate_news-7-13_Brune.mp3[/podcast]

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