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Apr 14, 2023

Vinod Khosla provides an insightful look at renewable energy - where we are today and where we need to be tomorrow, as well as the key criteria necessary to differentiate real solutions from niche opportunities. His focus is on solutions for China and India - how to identify them, the importance of cost, scaling, and carbon trajectory, and the policy prescriptions that can help drive innovation. 

Vinod Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy Systems and founding Chief Executive Officer of Sun Microsystems. In 2004, driven by the need for flexibility and a desire to take on both "for profit" and for "social impact" ventures, he formed Khosla Ventures. Khosla Ventures focuses on both traditional venture capital technology investments and clean technology ventures.

Originally published in May of 2009.

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