US Missing Out on Green Energy Profits? - John Doerr
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/11/18/GreenBeat_2009_Intro_and_Opening_Keynote Venture capitalist John Doerr argues that environmental regulation is not a "job killer" but actually a huge economic opportunity. Comparing the US to Denmark, Doerr argues that America desperately needs to a make a segue into green industry. ----- The seminal conference on the Smart Grid, GreenBeat 2009 brought together leading entrepreneurs, investors, utilities, technology executives, and policymakers to accelerate the development of a leaner, more efficient electrical grid. With a laser focus on new technology offerings, GreenBeat 2009 was the must-attend event in the space for discussion, debate and power networking. Energy used to be a one-way street. Today, it's becoming a bi-directional superhighway with utility customers finally taking charge of their power use and how much they pay for it. Instead of drilling into short-term IT issues and arcane arm-chair politicking involved in this shift, GreenBeat 2009 maps out the hottest business and technology opportunities the Smart Grid has to offer. - VentureBeat John Doerr was founding CEO of Silicon Compilers, a CAD software company and co-founder of the first broadband cable network, @Home. He came to Silicon Valley in 1974 and joined a small chipmaker, Intel, just as they invented the legendary 8080 microprocessor. He worked in engineering, marketing, and sales, where he was a top-ranked sales executive.
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