Sir Richard Branson Announces $25 Million Virgin Earth Challenge Prize

Posted: Feb 9 2007, 8:29am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:57am CDT, in Other Stuff


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Sir Richard Branson announces $25 Million Virgin Earth Challenge Prize

Sir Richard Branson is saving our planet by announcing a $25 million prize for the person who comes up with a way to reduce carbon gases in our atmosphere.

There are rules. You need to find a solution that is able to remove one billion tons of carbon gases a year from the atmosphere for 10 years.

I like billionaires that do stuff like this. $25 million should be motivation enough to motivate some scientists to try to solve the first planet earth engineering for the good. Owning an airline (planes generate enormous amounts of carbon dioxide), Richard Branson also announced a new Virgin Fuels business, which is to invest up to $400 million in green energy projects in the next three years.
More details about the Virgin Earth Challenge can be found on this site.

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