Al Gore talks clean energy, climate change during training in Las Vegas

When it comes to solving the climate change crisis, few states are better positioned to take a leading role than Nevada, former Vice President Al Gore said while in Las Vegas on Sunday.

“If I were to rate Nevada’s renewable energy and electric vehicle and efficiency on a scale of one to 10, I’d say they rank a 12,” Gore, founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, said while speaking to a group of reporters Sunday.

Gore was at the Aria West Convention Center over the weekend to host the three-day Climate Reality Leadership Training, a free training to connect and train activists on how to better push for climate solutions in their communities, including learning how to give an updated version of Gore’s Oscar-winning 2006 climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.”

“You’ve got so much sunlight you could create 250 times the energy Las Vegas and the rest of the state uses just from solar energy, and the fuel is free and there’s no pollution associated with it,” Gore said.

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