11 May '11, 11am

Bill Gates: I support lots of energy sources, not just nuclear: While Gates has drawn more attention for support...

Bill Gates: I support lots of energy sources, not just nuclear: While Gates has drawn more attention for support...

Forward Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Subscribe Bill Gates – Microsoft co-founder, billionaire philanthropist (you’ve heard of him, right?) – gave a much-anticipated talk on his latest thinking on climate change and energy in Seattle on Tuesday morning at the annual fundraiser for Climate Solutions, a regional non-profit. The real news was what he didn’t say. I’ll give three examples. 1. He made no big announcement about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation getting into climate advocacy. It will stay focused on global health, although Gates has many personal investments in energy companies. He spoke about meeting yesterday with venture capitalist extraordinaire Vinod Khosla to get a briefing on clean energy and energy storage startups. While Gates has drawn more attention for supporting nuclear energy, he wanted it known that he’s invested in a lot of alternative energy s...

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