Bill Gates has written on his blog that we need "innovation, not just insulation" in order to reduce CO2 to manageable levels. His motivation is robust, but his thinking is ... far from clear. Because he's Bill Gates, this is sure to attract attention, but even if he weren't, this is worth talking about. It illustrates the deep misunderstandings that most of us have about the energy sector, the possibilities for reform, and -- at a much larger level -- how our economy works. What Gates gets right Let's start with his core thesis: Gates argues that while we might …
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Sean Casten is president & CEO of Recycled Energy Development, LLC, a company devoted to profitably reducing greenhouse emissions.