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Week In Green Tech: Bill Gates, Meg Whitman, & Green Overdrive!

Posted By Katie Fehrenbacher On June 13, 2010 @ 5:20 pm In Announcements,green technology,Green Transportation,Policy | 1 Comment

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A group of business leaders including Microsoft Chairman and former CEO Bill Gates, venture capitalist John Doerr, the CEO of Xerox Ursula Burns, and GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt, unveiled a report [1] this week that called for $16 billion in investment into energy innovation.

Here’s 10 things to know about the alternative energy bill introduced this week [2] by Sen. Dick Lugar’s (R-Ind.), which he introduced as another option to the American Power Act that was introduced by Senators John Kerry and Lieberman last month.

Check out this chart [3] that digs into the charge times, range, battery life and pricing of the next-generation of electric vehicles. Everything you need to know if you’re seriously considering buying one of these green cars.

Prop-16, a proposition backed by Northern California utility PG&E, and which sought to prohibit local governments from getting into the electricity industry, failed in the vote on Tuesday in California [4]. Hoo-rah. But former eBay CEO Meg Whitman won the primary election for California Governor, and plans to put a moratorium on AB32, California’s climate change bill.

Earth2Tech launched its first video show [5], Green Overdrive, with the motto if it’s green we’ll drive it. In the launch episodes we drive an electric motorcycle from Zero Motorcycles, GM’s Chevy Volt, and an electric bike from Ultra Motors. Watchee.


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[1] unveiled a report: http://earth2tech.com/2010/06/10/bill-gates-john-doerr-we-need-16b-per-year-for-energy-innovation/

[2] introduced this week: http://earth2tech.com/2010/06/10/10-things-to-know-about-lugars-energy-bill/

[3] Check out this chart: http://earth2tech.com/2010/06/08/battle-of-the-batteries-comparing-electric-car-range-charge-times/

[4] vote on Tuesday in California: http://earth2tech.com/2010/06/09/election-results-prop-16-fails-whitman-fiorina-win/

[5] Earth2Tech launched its first video show: http://earth2tech.com/2010/06/10/our-first-video-show-green-overdrive-is-a-go/

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