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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:00 AM
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The latest investor in green energy - the CIA
I found this interesting and I can't find any other posts on it. It's too old for LBN.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20051018/ts_csm/aplugandpla...

"...SkyBuilt Power Inc. has begun building electricity-generating units fueled mostly by solar and wind energy. The units, which use a battery backup system when the sun is down and the wind is calm, are designed to run for years with little maintenance.

Depending upon its configuration, SkyBuilt's Mobile Power Station (MPS) can generate up to 150 kilowatts of electricity, says David Muchow, the firm's president and CEO. That's enough to power an emergency operations center, an Army field kitchen, or a small medical facility.

Privately owned SkyBuilt now has a new investor - In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm set up by the US Central Intelligence Agency. Skybuilt and In-Q-Tel will announce Tuesday that they have signed a strategic development agreement, including an investment in SkyBuilt..."
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:01 AM
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1. "The Liberal CIA defects from the Bush Administration AGAIN!"
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 08:02 AM by ck4829
I can just see the Anti-Environment RW'ers saying that.
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Joy Anne Donating Member (830 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:04 AM
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2. Yes, I saw this in the CSM
It usually has a story or two that nobody else has, which is why I read it (online).
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:20 AM
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3. US Military bases have been employing such alternative energy
I guess that they know how capable we are to project power in the Persian Gulf-ha ha ha.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:57 AM
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4. How does the CIA legally create its own venture capital firm?
If its a government agency?

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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:56 PM
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5. I'm not sure how that works.
But I think I've heard of them doing it before.
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