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In order to radically innovate, your company has to be small and nimble, said Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and CEO and chief technical officer of SpaceX.

“It’s generally true that the larger a company is, the harder it is to execute their vision,” Musk said at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Maryland. However, there are exceptions, such as Apple, which had a strong leader in Steve Jobs, who was relentless in his vision for the company.[…] Continue Reading »

American innovation brought about the natural gas production boom the U.S. is now experiencing, and Americans would be fools not to capitalize on it, energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens said at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Maryland.

The U.S. has the advantages of the Marcellus Shale Formation — which mostly sits under New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio and is the world’s biggest natural gas field — and the technology to successfully extract gas from it, Pickens said.[…] Continue Reading »

Ted Turner is not one to mince words, and his most recent public appearance was no exception. At the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER 2011 conference in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, Turner said choosing between renewable energy and fossil fuel is an issue of right and wrong.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced, and it is time to get serious about addressing the problem by supporting wind, solar and geothermal power, Turner said.[…] Continue Reading »