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Energy Innovation, especially in nuclear power generation

April 11th, 2010 by François Lévêque, Ecole des mines de Paris

Bill Gates recently gave a talk at Ted.com on innovating to zero carbon that starts as follows: “I am going to talk today about energy and climate. And that might seem a bit surprising because my full-time work at the foundation is mostly about vaccines and seeds, about the things that we need to invent and deliver to help the poorest two billion live better lives. But energy and climate are extremely important to these people, in fact, more important than to anyone else on the planet”. Click on ‘Continue Reading’ to see Bill Gate’s talk.

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2 Responses to “Energy Innovation, especially in nuclear power generation”

  1. David Says:

    makes you think when Bill Gates talks about developed countries switching their energy sources and reducing CO2 Emissions at the 15 minute mark.

    At the end it always comes down to money – the developed countries will try and wait out as much as they can before they switch to more expensive ways to generate energy.

    Even with the introduction of emission laws in Australia it’s still not to the level where it should be.

    Be interesting to see if we really meet the report card of 2020 and 2050

  2. Mike Haseler UKIP Scotland Says:

    I thought this was supposed to be an Energy Policy blog.

    I am told 40% of households in Scotland are in fuel poverty. 23,000 extra people die in the winter months. Renewable subsidies are massively increasing the problem for people in Scotland. The UK electricity grid is approaching collapse because of the stupid idea of wind and what do I read on this “Energy policy blog”. A load of environmentally inspired non-science from uncaring people who don’t really give a damn about the ordinary people of this world who have to pay for their daft ideas.

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