Dreaming Of A Solar-Powered Future? Don't Hold Your Breath.

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Brian Gitt’s conversion from mainstream environmentalism was an accident.

For decades, he believed that solar and wind power were the future, and that it was only a matter of time before fossil fuels were a thing of the past. However, after founding his startup, UtilityScore, which helped homeowners compare utility costs, he realized that the numbers just didn’t add up for the environmentalists’ favorite kinds of energy.

Gitt began his working life as a wilderness guide. Out of an interest in improving green building practices, he began exploring home remodeling, which eventually led to him becoming the executive director of Build It Green. He is currently the head of business development for Oklo, a startup focused on generating reliable, affordable, clean energy using small-scale nuclear power plants.

Gitt has spent his whole career as an entrepreneur in the energy sector and cares deeply about protecting the environment. He also believes that our energy production has to serve the needs of people, not ideologies, and so he rejects the quasi-religious notion that fossil fuels can simply be replaced with solar, wind, or any other of the highly inefficient forms of renewable energy currently on the table.

If you would like to learn more about Brian Gitt's work, click here to check out his blog.

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