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Bill Gates at the TED Conference

02/15/2010


At the recent TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference in Long Beach, California, Microsoft founder Bill Gates stressed the importance of clean energy sources. He even went as far as to say that developing clean energy sources is more important than developing vaccines, a cause to which he has donated billions of dollars. Gates said that there are 5 key areas where research and development should be focused:
  • Carbon capture
  • Storage technology
  • Nuclear
  • Wind
  • Solar photovoltaics and solar thermal power
Gates particularly focused on nuclear research that could turn spent uranium into electricity. He noted that the United States could power the entire country for 100 years with the country's spent uranium supplies.