Gates on Energy

On August 3, 2011 by andrei


On the divide

“The solutions that work in the rich world don’t even come close to solving the [energy] problem”

On solar panels

“If you’re interested in cuteness, the stuff in the home is the place to go. If you’re interested in solving the world’s energy problems, it’s things like big [solar projects] in the desert.”
(but he admits to like having ‘cute’ solar panels and stresses that rich people can do what they wish.)

Thinking like a pro

“Over 90 percent of subsidies are on deploying technology and not on R&D. You can buy as much old technology as you want, but you won’t get breakthroughs which only come out of basic research,”

Part of the Wired interview is online.

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