When I saw Meg Whitman’s name, I couldn’t resist smiling. Go girl!
When you see a combination of individuals like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson in the same room and supporting the same cause you should know that something gargantuan is about to happen.
Apparently, this Justice league of tech entrepreneurs are joining forces to develop clean technologies and address climate change. The organization, known as the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, was officially announced on Sunday. Sadly, the 19 countries that signed up for the initiative include USA, China, India, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom – yeah, no Nigeria, yet!
According to Dailydot, the group has made a commitment to distribute funds to technologies and initiatives that will help to bring the world closer to a “zero emissions energy future.” The coalition will aim at investing in a variety of sectors including electricity generation and storage, transportation, industrial use, agriculture, and, energy system efficiency. Bill Gates referred to these investments as “novel technologies,” or technologies that improve efficiency, scalability, or affordability in comparison to current options.
I care for the solution, but right now, I am going crazy imagining being in the same room with all these Supertechies.