Bill Gates Talks About the Future of Energy





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Published on Mar 25, 2012

Bill Gates talks about the future of energy usage and his investments in alternatives to fossil fuels. He speaks with WSJ's Alan Murray at the 2012 ECO:nomics conference.

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Jurij Fedorov
What a brilliant man. One of the greatest living minds.
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Extremely successful and intelligent man who has a good grip on the impossibility of "farmed energy" versus "intense energy production" that is needed. I can not see the propagation of his vision for nuclear energy (plutonium "bomb" producing reactors) into the 3rd world (Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea as just a few, all need electricity) as being successful. Has he even heard any arguments for a Thorium reactor that produces no bomb material, and in actual fact destroys those materials? Come on Bill, let someone spend 5 minutes with you to explain the process where your vast wealth would be better used!
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How about Thorium and LFTR ?
Tom Palmer
One of the most profoundly beneficial things wealthy philanthropists could do for humanity would be to create a billion dollar prize for anyone who can find a cost effective way to desalinate sea water. (By "cost effective" I mean competitive with the watershed in temperate climates. Also, disposal of waste brine would have to be figured in.) Look at how much land would become arable if we had this. They say that water will be more precious than oil in the next century.
Ilir Kumi
The comments from the audience were irrelevent and uniteresting.
Jeff Harmed
Listening to Bill Gates has been enormously worthwhile, thank you. It is fitting that he focuses on energy, being such a positive source of energy himself.
Glen Proposch
THORIUM POWER Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors are the Future. By the time these FANTASY Gen4 Safe Water Cooled plants are built China will be running off LFTR. They will own the IP and the world will be buying Their design to replace the Plutonium Atomic BOMB maker plants Bill is advocating Reduced Proliferation Risk ???? from Making MORE Plutonium???? What a load of CRAP.
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How on earth did Bill actually understand half them questions?!?!
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Shane Fowler
Why use fossil fuels and then capture the carbon? Why not move away from nukes and fossil fuel
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