Billion dollar leadership?January 24, 2008 at 10:56 am | Posted in Contrasts, Investments, Renewable energy | Leave a comment
$1 billion = amount ExxonMobil earns in a day
$1.5 billion = amount US government spends on renewable energy research … in a year!
$2 billion = amount GE Energy Financial Services invested in wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy in 2007
$200 billion = amount China has committed to invest in renewable energy sources over the next 15 years!
From Global Warming by the numbers by Environmental Defense. Of all the contextual contrasts, these numbers are the best I can find for your school project, I think 😉