Clean energy investor John Doerr advises Barack Obama to hire Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, as the nation’s first chief technology officer (a position Obama has said he’ll create). Doerr also says “the most important thing [Obama]’s got to do is kick-start a huge amount of research and innovation in energy.”

Here’s Bill Joy on renewables:

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