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NEWS UPDATE February 29, 2012

U.S. still underfunding energy research — Bill Gates

Gabriel Nelson  •  E&E  •  Posted February 29, 2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu spent the afternoon on Capitol Hill defending President Obama’s proposed DOE budget for next year, but his agency’s research programs got firm support earlier in the day from Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates. Energy development programs deserve twice as much money as they get now, Gates said during a panel discussion with Chu. [ read more … ]

The Future of Brazilian Ethanol

Shannon K. O’Neil  •  Council on Foreign Relations  •  Posted February 29, 2012

I am in Brazil this week, and met today with people from the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). In Brazil this means they are active energy players, as over half of the crop in Brazil is used for ethanol. In recent years they have become an effective lobbying force not just in Brazil, but also in Washington (and in Brussels). [ read more … ]

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