Here he is telling David Gregory about the “good news” in the climate crisis, namely that alternative energy costs have come down faster than he anticipated. Gore does exaggerate those cost savings, though. He talks about 79 countries where there is grid parity between solar and traditional energy sources, but that’s because of subsidies for solar.
If you didn’t stick around until the end, Gore spoke about India’s new plan to bring solar power to some 400 million without electricity. It’s a great plan, in theory, but it’s already running into problems, as India looks to protect domestic solar-panel producers, making it difficult to attract the foreign capital necessary to make the plan a success.
But, hey, there’s a reason they call it “Aspen Ideas” — and not “Aspen Plans.”