A Long View Of The Energy Market | March 19, 2012 Issue - Vol. 90 Issue 12 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 12 | pp. 34-35
Issue Date: March 19, 2012

A Long View Of The Energy Market

Gates, Chu see tie between cheap energy, global human advancement, and profits
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Entrepreneurs
Keywords: Bill Gates, ARPA-E, Steven Chu, DOE

Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Nobel Prize-winning physicist and Energy Secretary Steven Chu hold similar views on the importance of finding new sources of inexpensive energy to better the plight of the world’s poor—as well as to make money. They voiced this commonality during a wide-ranging discussion at a Department of Energy conference late last month.

Although they joined in support for new energy generation technologies and backed greater spending for fundamental . . .

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