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Really Solving Environmental Problems

Simple wisdom was graphically demonstrated by Wang Chuan-Fu, the CEO of BYD, a Chinese battery, mobile phone, and electric car company.  This CEO is clearly confident that his company’s product—in this case, battery fluid—is nontoxic; he drank it.  As voiced by MidAmerican Energy chairman David Sokol, who witnessed this act, this wise CEO’s clear message is:  “To help solve environmental problems, we can’t create new environmental problems.”

Read more about BYD, and electric cars, in “Buffett Takes Charge” by Marc Gunther, 4/27/09 issue of Fortune magazine.

This post was published on 25 May 2009. One or more changes last made to this post on 25 October 2013.

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