Bill Gates recently predicted researchers will “discover a clean energy breakthrough that will save our planet and power our world” within the next 15 years.
Gates argues it should be a priority to delivery clean energy to those that do not have access to power (1.3 billion people!) and new power needs to be low carbon in order to tackle the risks presented by climate change.
“We need more powerful, more economical solutions . . . In short, we need an energy miracle. When I say “miracle,” I don’t mean something that’s impossible. I’ve seen miracles happen before. The personal computer. The Internet. The polio vaccine. None of them happened by chance. They are the result of research and development and the human capacity to innovate.”
– Bill Gates