The former Vice President Al Gore and the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich both came down on opposite ends of the global warming debate on Friday afternoon. The bill calls for a reduction of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 20 percent from 2005 carbon levels by 2020, and 83 percent by 2050. Utilities would also be required to produce a quarter of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
Gingrich predictably praised the “clean coal” portion of the bill, while denouncing what he called the “micromanagement” that it would invite. Gore called the bill one of the most important pieces of legislation ever put forward in America. More over at msnbc.com.