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Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, shows another side to his genius: He provides a focused discussion of the global energy situation and shares deep insights on a range of energy-related issues. getAbstract recommends his articulate, state-of-the-art overview of energy’s present and future.

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Bill Gates is a co-founder of Microsoft. He is also co-founder and co-chairman of the Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.



Energy sources fall into two classifications: “energy factories” – that is, nuclear power, natural gas and coal – and “energy farming” – wind, solar, biofuel, and so on. Each energy source raises cost, environmental and security concerns.

Nuclear power hasn’t undergone much innovation since its inception, and it has huge potential to improve. Every nuclear reaction emits “a million times more energy than the other energy factories,” and nuclear fuel is carbon free, so it is the most favorable power source. Coal and natural...

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