Top Energy Stories of 2008: #10 Emerging Energy Missionaries & Visionaries

December 16 2008 / by joelg
Category: Energy   Year: 2008   Rating: 1

By Joel Greenberg

Putting a face to energy  happened in a big way in 2008.  From T-Boone Pickens' full court press promoting his Picken's Plan for wind energy and natural gas to Shai Agassi coming of age with his Wired cover story promoting his electric vehicle infrastructure company Better Place, energy technology became humanized.  And what do you do for an encore once you've cracked the Human Genome?  Ask scientist Craig Venter and he'll tell you it's using algae to create bio fuels that replace oil.  He's hoping to have something on the market in five years.

Could personality be the thing that takes a vital, but dry industry from infrastructure to top of mind in the eyes of customers?

Energy Visionaries


Continue with Top Energy Stories of 2008


#1  Story of the Year:
Electrification of the Passenger Car

#2   The Year of Scientific Breakthroughs

#3   The Obama Election

#4   From $147 to $50: The Price of Oil

#5   The Dying Gasp of Corn Ethanol

#6   The Clean Coal Lobby Breaks Through the Clutter...and Gets a Response

#7   Geeks Go Green

#8   The Rise of Local Initiatives

#9   Infrastructure Gains Attention

#10 Emerging Energy Missionaries & Visionaries

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