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Al Gore Joins Tea Party in Battle Against Utilities

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(Bloomberg) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks about climate change, growth in renewable energy and federal governance of the energy industry. Gore speaks at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance The Future of Energy Summit 2015 in New York. (Source: Bloomberg)

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If you go far enough left or right on the American political spectrum, you end up in the same place: trashing utilities for trying to kill the solar-power revolution.

If you’re Al Gore, former Democratic vice-president and climate change activist, you blast Big Power for “using the atmosphere as their sewage infrastructure” to suck up carbon emissions and trying to shut down competition. The industry is waging a “war on solar,” he told investors Monday at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York City.