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Wall Street is the key to solving the climate crisis—not Silicon Valley

Michael J. Coren

In 2003, Jigar Shah envisioned building a company using photons. Almost every modern energy source had worked the same way: burn fossil fuels, boil water, generate steam, turn a turbine. Photovoltaic panels were different. Sunlight was all that was needed to turn photons into electricity. “I thought it was cool,” says Shah, who founded SunEdison…

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