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Canadian Solar Executive Makes Power Forecast

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By Cassandra Sweet Canadian Solar Chief Executive Shawn Qu says he expects to see solar-power systems contributing 10% to 15% of the world’s electric generating supply over the next 10 to 20 years. “I don’t think solar will completely replace fossil fuels,” Qu says, speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s...
Canadian Solar Executive Makes Power Forecast

(ECO:nomics) California Gov.: Solyndra Failure is Part of Learning Process

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By Cassandra Sweet (The following is an update from The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, which focuses on the business of the environment and runs through March 23. For all the coverage of this conference, check out: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/tag/economics) California Gov. Jerry Brown said the September bankruptcy of California solar-panel maker...
(ECO:nomics) California Gov.: Solyndra Failure is Part of Learning Process

CalPERS CIO: Cleantech has been a noble way to lose money

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The chief investment officer of the country’s largest pension fund, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, says that it’s lost a considerable amount of money investing in clean technology. CalPERS had a close to 10 percent negative return (9.8 percent) on the around $900 million that it’s put in the...
CalPERS CIO: Cleantech has been a noble way to lose money

Rethinking on demand energy storage

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This article originally appeared on GigaOM Pro (subscription required). Google announced last week that it would use thermal storage to cool the $300 million data center it’s building on 15 hectares of land in Taiwan. The search giant has been experimental in its data center design with everything from seawater...
Rethinking on demand energy storage

(ECO:nomics) California’s North-South Rivalry Over Piracy

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(The following is an update from The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, which focuses on the business of the environment and runs through March 23. For all the coverage of this conference, check out: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/tag/economics) California Governor Jerry Brown, at the Journal’s ECO:nomics conference on Friday, said the key industries...
(ECO:nomics) California’s North-South Rivalry Over Piracy

Genome Pioneer Offers Solutions to Serve a More Populous Planet

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By Cassandra Sweet Scientist, inventor and human genome pioneer J. Craig Venter says advanced technologies exist to solve many of the world’s most pressing problems, like access to clean water and electricity, and many of them are also better for the environment than conventional energy and resource production techniques. Transitioning...
Genome Pioneer Offers Solutions to Serve a More Populous Planet

Bill Gates, Vinod Khosla bankroll energy storage startup LightSail

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Bill Gates LightSail Energy, a Berkeley, California-based company that’s designing systems to store energy generated by wind and solar power, has landed $37.3 million in financing from a group of investors that includes Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. The company is led...
Bill Gates, Vinod Khosla bankroll energy storage startup LightSail

Bill Gates: ‘Cheap energy is like a fantastic vaccine’

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is back in the news, talking about the importance of nuclear power. And while the software titan is bullish on the energy source, it will likely be another decade until we see a nuclear reactor from the Bellevue company he’s backing alongside Intellectual Ventures founder Nathan...
Bill Gates: ‘Cheap energy is like a fantastic vaccine’

(ECO:nomics) Daryl Hannah’s Green Garage

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Actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah tells WSJ’s Joe White about the biodiesel-powered cars in her garage at the 2012 ECO:nomics conference....
(ECO:nomics) Daryl Hannah’s Green Garage

The Berkeley Public Library and RFID-nomics. Category: Reader Commentaries from The Berkeley Daily Planet - Thursday January 22, 2009

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The Berkeley Public Library and RFID-nomics. Category: Reader Commentaries from The Berkeley Daily Planet - Thursday January 22, 2009

California Governor on Governing in His Complicated State

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By Yuliya Chernova California Gov. Jerry Brown has some tips on how to be a good politician. A big part of it is about  saying memorable  yet not very controversial things. But if you spend too much time trying to learn how to do that, you might become boring. In...
California Governor on Governing in His Complicated State

Tesla CEO: Government Subsidies Are Usually Bad

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By Yuliya Chernova Elon Musk had something to clarify. He believes government subsidies are usually bad, except when they are good. Tesla Motors Inc. didn’t need the federal government loan to go public or to survive, said Musk, chairman, product architect and chief executive officer of the electric-car company. Musk...
Tesla CEO: Government Subsidies Are Usually Bad

(Eco:nomics) Sun Microsystems Founder on Energy Consumption

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Vinod Khosla, venture capital investor in clean-energy startups and founder of Sun Microsystems, predicts that biofuels and other alternative energy sources, along with more efficient equipment, will reduce the share of fossil fuels used in energy consumption around the world by 30% to 50% over the next 25 years. “I...
(Eco:nomics) Sun Microsystems Founder on Energy Consumption

Where Entrepreneurs Come From

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By Yuliya Chernova When Alan Murray, deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, for The Wall Street Journal, asked three successful entrepreneurs where they came from, the biologist in the room, J. Craig Venter, who decoded the human genome, clarified the issue: “Sex.” Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive of...
Where Entrepreneurs Come From
Bill Gates: We need crazy energy entrepreneurs

Tesla CEO Predicts End Of Oil

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By Cassandra Sweet Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive of luxury electric-car maker Tesla Motors says the world needs to electrify most vehicles, not just for environmental conservation, but because oil supplies will eventually run out. “Oil is a finite resource, it’s not a question of if, it’s when,” says...
Tesla CEO Predicts End Of Oil
Cleantech is dead! Long live cleantech!

(ECO:nomics) P&G: Throw Some Cold Water on Those Clothes

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(The following is an update from The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, which brings focuses on the business of the environment and runs through March 23. For all the coverage of this conference, check out: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/tag/economics) Robert A. McDonald, chief executive of Procter & Gamble Co., predicted that if 70%...
(ECO:nomics) P&G: Throw Some Cold Water on Those Clothes

Rendell, Pickens Push For Natural Gas

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By Cassandra Sweet Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says the natural gas boom is the nation’s largest energy opportunity, and that concerns about the impact on the environment of hydro fracturing, or “fracking” techniques used to produce gas shouldn’t hold the nation back from exploiting gas to reduce its reliance...
Rendell, Pickens Push For Natural Gas
The startup behind Bill Gates’ ‘ski lift for energy storage’

Bill Gates invests in energy storage again, this time with battery maker Aquion

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In the past few years, Bill Gates has already invested in three energy storage companies — MIT spinout Metal Battery, Berkeley-based LightSail Energy and Bellevue-based TerraPower. Now, the Microsoft co-founder is putting his money to a fourth. Pennsylvania-based Battery maker Aquion Energy announced a $35 million funding round today that includes Gates as a new...
Bill Gates invests in energy storage again, this time with battery maker Aquion
A Google Street model for building energy

17 Examples of Great Presentation Design

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Last week we shared 10 rules to help instantly improve your presentations. While readers mostly agreed with the rules, they requested some examples of well-designed slides, so Dan and I did some digging.  We gathered some of the best examples of slides and presentation design to help provide a clear...
17 Examples of Great Presentation Design
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