Comments Off on Bill Gates warns against climate-change denial
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates recently spoke out against denying climate change during a student question-and-answer session at Columbia University in New York City earlier this month. Joined by voluntary tax-information sharer and fellow monied person Warren Buffett , the Microsoft founder also called for greater innovation in clean energy. He said, “Certain topics are so complicated like climate change that to really get a broad understanding is a bit difficult and particularly when people take that complexity and create uncertainty about it”. And Gates is more than happy to put his money where his mouth is. In December, he and a team of investors said they would pump more than $1 billion into Breakthrough Energy Ventures , a fund that invests in technologies that will curtail the planet’s greenhouse-gas emissions. Related: Bill Gates pledges $2 billion to renewable energy research We need to find energy that’s “reliable, cheap, and clean,” he said, before promising that “the innovations there will be profound.” He added, “There are many paths to get to where we need to go”. Perhaps another billionaire we know should pay attention? Photo by DFID Via U.S.A. Today
Bill Gates warns against climate-change denial
Comments Off on 4 ways to help clean tech hit a home run
The Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy Ventures has promised to invest $1 billion in technology solutions for clean energy. These four strategies can make that money get the results we need for a sustainable future.
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4 ways to help clean tech hit a home run
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Comments Off on American Idol Meets Green Technology
In a high tech, low key twist on American Idol , green technology competitions are springing up all over the country.Â Among the newer ones is the Clean Energy Prize sponsored by the University of Michigan and DTE Energy , and it offers some clues about the technology stars of the sustainable energy future.Â For one thing, they better be prepared to go on stage and pitch their talent – one element of the competition is an oral presentation before a panel of judges.
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American Idol Meets Green Technology