Bill Gates plans to invest $1 billion in clean energy technology over the next five years. This will be a fairly big increase over the investments he is already making, but he’s doing it because he believes that the next half-decade will bring many breakthroughs that will help
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The future grid could be like an “energy Internet” where the traditional hierarchies are overturned. Instead of a hub-and-spoke system of utilities to consumers, power and associated services will be transacted between individuals. Seems like simpler, cheaper solutions are emerging from this sharing economy. It’s
emergentfutures: Scientists solve solar energy’s burning question: how to make it cheaper than fossil fuels In a fight between solar and fossil fuels, the latter has always had a killer question up its sleeve: “What about supercritical steam?” That’s the method by which the most advanced power stations
Link: Get Ready, Utilities: Solar Is Coming | ThinkProgress Solar will become so affordable in the next 5-10 years that as many as 38 million homes and businesses will elect to produce their own power more cheaply from unsubsidized solar rather than buy it from
Link: The End of Global Warming: Noah Smith – The Atlantic – fracking as bridge fuel? “Step 1 is to embrace natural gas as a “bridge” fuel, limiting the risks from fracking and helping China and other developing countries to switch from coal to gas.