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Friday, March 21, 2008

The New New Thing

Richard Branson, billionaire founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Records, recently invited some prominent friends and business leaders to his retreat in the British Virgin Islands to hatch plans to cash in on the "New New Thing" to emerge from the global warming hysteria:

Some of them, like Page, carbon-consciously jet-pooled in from Silicon Valley, where the financiers who bankrolled the Web boom of the 1990s have started chasing the new "New New Thing": green power. In an era of $100-plus oil, venture capitalists like Vinod Khosla, another invitee, are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into young companies that cook up biofuels and harness the power of the sun.


Many executives and financiers, including some in attendance at the retreat, have a lot of money riding on global warming. Branson, for example, has invested in a host of alternative energy enterprises, including existing businesses within his sprawling Virgin Group.

Gotta hand it to these guys, including former Brit PM Tony Blair - they're having a good time saving the planet.
There was plenty of time for fun and games, of course. After lunch one afternoon, Branson suggested that the entire gang sail off to Mosquito, a nearby island he also owns, aboard a dozen catamarans. He said there was a party over there...

One of Blair's security personal trailed behind in a motorboat. As the catamarans beached up on Mosquito, music was blaring and bikini-clad women were dancing. Branson deadpanned, "Normally the girls would be naked, but the prime minister is here."

1 comment:

Terry said...

Fools and their money are soon parted. All these 'green energy' schemes are overblown rip-offs, looking for suckers to invest. Do so at your own risk. You have been warned!