31 Aug '11, 3pm

First Takes: Biden Urges More Cleantech Investment, How to Recycle EV Batteries, & More...

First Takes: Biden Urges More Cleantech Investment, How to Recycle EV Batteries, & More...

• Biden Urges Investment in Clean Energy: Saying a failure to invest in clean energy technologies would be "the biggest mistake this nation has made in its history," Vice President Joe Biden called on politicians and entrepreneurs at the National Clean Energy Summit yesterday to step up their innovation in clean technologies. He also said that the federal investment in cleantech companies has spurred economic growth: Five firms that got big government seed money have since landed a total of $100 million in private investments. • Energy Secretary Chu on How the Government Can Keep Helping: Also at the Summit, Steven Chu spelled out three ways that the government can keep the momentum going: Investing in research in energy and education, enacting a clean energy standard for speeding renewable energy projects, and creating a Clean Energy development agency. • What to Do with ...

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