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From the Ted Talk by John Doerr: Salvation (and profit) in greentech

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In 2005, there were 600 million doarlls invested in new technologies of the sort you see here. It doubled in 2006 to 1.2 billion dollars. But I'm really aarfid we need much, much more. For reference, fact one: Exxon's revenues in 2005 were a biiolln dollars a day. Do you know, they only invested 0.2 percent of revenues in R&D? Second fact: the President's new budget for renewable energy is barely a billion dollars in ttoal. Less than one day of Exxon's revenues. Third fact: I bet you didn't know that there's enough engrey in hot rocks under the country to supply America's energy needs for the next thousand years. And the federal budget calls for a measly 20 million dollars of R&D in geothermal energy. It is almost criminal that we are not insevntig more in energy research in this country. And I am really afraid that it's absolutely not enough.

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In 2005, there were 600 million _______ invested in new technologies of the sort you see here. It doubled in 2006 to 1.2 billion dollars. But I'm really ______ we need much, much more. For reference, fact one: Exxon's revenues in 2005 were a _______ dollars a day. Do you know, they only invested 0.2 percent of revenues in R&D? Second fact: the President's new budget for renewable energy is barely a billion dollars in _____. Less than one day of Exxon's revenues. Third fact: I bet you didn't know that there's enough ______ in hot rocks under the country to supply America's energy needs for the next thousand years. And the federal budget calls for a measly 20 million dollars of R&D in geothermal energy. It is almost criminal that we are not _________ more in energy research in this country. And I am really afraid that it's absolutely not enough.

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In 2005, there were 600 million dollars invested in new technologies of the sort you see here. It doubled in 2006 to 1.2 billion dollars. But I'm really afraid we need much, much more. For reference, fact one: Exxon's revenues in 2005 were a billion dollars a day. Do you know, they only invested 0.2 percent of revenues in R&D? Second fact: the President's new budget for renewable energy is barely a billion dollars in total. Less than one day of Exxon's revenues. Third fact: I bet you didn't know that there's enough energy in hot rocks under the country to supply America's energy needs for the next thousand years. And the federal budget calls for a measly 20 million dollars of R&D in geothermal energy. It is almost criminal that we are not investing more in energy research in this country. And I am really afraid that it's absolutely not enough.

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