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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / May 29, 2012

AGC’s new chemically strengthened Leoflex glass coming June 1. Credit: AGC. Here is what we are hearing: Khosla joins Bill Gates & Total to back Liquid Metal Battery (GigaOm) Liquid Metal Battery, a startup developing a battery for the power grid that already counted Bill Gates and oil giant Total as an investor, has now…

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Germany stops energy subsidies, forcing First Solar to scale back

By Eileen De Guire / April 19, 2012

First Solar employees at the Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, plant will be losing their jobs when the it closes. Credit: First Solar. Turns out, Bill Gates was right. A few weeks ago we told you about an interview Gates did at the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference. One of Gates’ points was that subsidies to support…

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Video of the week: Gates talks about the future of energy, miracles and the need for “200 crazy” people

By / March 27, 2012

Love him or hate him, Bill Gates does have influence. In this new Wall Street Journal video of an on-stage interview at WSJ’s recent “ECO:nomics” conference, Gates discusses several key points, including: • Energy is what enabled civilization to evolve dramatically over the most recent centuries. • People in “poor” nations pay more for energy…

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The Energy Race: Will federal budget woes affect progress?

By Eileen De Guire / November 22, 2011

Thin film solar panels produced by General Electric’s PrimeStar in Arvada, Colo. Credit: Edelman; NREL. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, was in Colorado last week, and after months of reeling from the Solyndra debacle, was able to bask in the glow of successful DOE investments. Chu also used the trip to hammer home his messages…

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ARPA-E announces 2012 Energy Innovation Summit for February

By Eileen De Guire / September 23, 2011

Energy secretary, Steven Chu, and ARPA-E director, Arun Majumdar. Majumdar recently announced the next Energy Innovation Summit will be Feb. 27-29, 2012. Credit: ARPA-E The lead story in today’s ARPA-E e-Newsletter is an announcement for the 2012 rendering of the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. Among the keynote speakers is Bill Gates. Really? What does Gates…

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Toshiba getting active in mini-reactor discussions

By / March 26, 2010

Katie at Earth2Tech has the scoop on TerraPower and Toshiba starting to talk about an initiative to develop the former’s traveling wave design of small reactor. After Bill Gates, Toshiba would be the second well-heeled enterprise to jump on the TerraPower bandwagon. Traveling wave reactors are attractive because they can, at least in theory, milk…

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Don’t miss Feynman’s ‘Messenger’ lectures

By / July 19, 2009

I know this is not actually news given that word of this came out several days ago, but you have to trust me on this: Turn off the Simpsons, NCI, America’s Got Talent or whatever you would be watching on the tube, and instead gather the entire family around to start watching something really, really…

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