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

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The first ______ is that companies are really ________, and that matters a lot. This is a story about how Wal-Mart went _____, and what that means. Two years ago, the CEO, Lee Scott, believed that green is the next big thing, and so Wal-Mart made going green a top priority. They _________ that they're going to take their existing stores and reduce their energy consumption by 20 percent, and their new ______ by 30 percent, and do all that in seven years. The three biggest uses of ______ in a store are heating and air conditioning, then lighting, and then _____________. So, look what they did. They painted the roofs of all their stores white. They put smart skylights through their stores so they could _______ the daylight and reduce the lighting demands. And, third, they put the refrigerated _____ behind closed doors with LED lighting. I mean, why would you try to refrigerate a whole store? These are really simple, _____ solutions based on existing technology.

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  4. harvest
  5. smart
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  7. lesson
  8. green
  9. energy
  10. committed

Original Text

The first lesson is that companies are really powerful, and that matters a lot. This is a story about how Wal-Mart went green, and what that means. Two years ago, the CEO, Lee Scott, believed that green is the next big thing, and so Wal-Mart made going green a top priority. They committed that they're going to take their existing stores and reduce their energy consumption by 20 percent, and their new stores by 30 percent, and do all that in seven years. The three biggest uses of energy in a store are heating and air conditioning, then lighting, and then refrigeration. So, look what they did. They painted the roofs of all their stores white. They put smart skylights through their stores so they could harvest the daylight and reduce the lighting demands. And, third, they put the refrigerated goods behind closed doors with LED lighting. I mean, why would you try to refrigerate a whole store? These are really simple, smart solutions based on existing technology.

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collocation frequency
wal mart 12
million dollars 5
billion dollars 5
light bulbs 4
climate crisis 3
million tons 3
flex fuel 3
million lives 3

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