11 May '11, 8pm

It's great that he's getting into clean energy, but Bill Gates has a few blind spots, by @drgrist

It's great that he's getting into clean energy, but Bill Gates has a few blind spots, by @drgrist

So right, and yet so not-quite-right Photo: Suzie Katz When Bill Gates first jumped into the energy discussion with a big TED talk , I wrote a post called "Why Bill Gates is wrong ." In retrospect, I should have been a bit more diplomatic. I should have started with a post called "Why it's super-fantastic that someone as smart, influential, and wealthy as Bill Gates is taking climate change seriously and pushing policymakers to do something about it (but P.S. he's wrong about a few things)." So let me start this post by saying that it is genuinely great that Gates has identified this problem and is thinking big -- really big, like "we need to get to zero carbon" big -- about solutions. That is an unqualified win for the underpowered movement against climate change. And in his comments at a Seattle event on Tuesday, he seemed to be a little less dismissive about energy effi...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-energy/2011-05-11-bill-gates...

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