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Burning Man is going green. QUEST heads out to the Nevada desert to see how clean tech CEOs are tapping into this counter-culture art festival.
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From KQED Radio News, this is Quest, a weekly series exploring northern California's science and environment. I'm Andrea Kissack.
The Burning Man arts festival in the Nevada desert has been known for radical art exhibits, pyrotechnics and body painted dancers. This year for the first time, organizers invited CEOS and investors of environmentally hip, high-tech companies. (Sneak Drumming up) About a dozen mostly Silicon Valley entrepreneurs from solar, wind and biofuel companies came to share their wares and to navigate the counterculture for green technology ideas.
CHENEY: "So when I got up this morning? Set yourself free wearing a pink tu tu, sort of a pink florescent tu tu.
CEO Matt Cheney opted for a silk Nehru jacket with dangly earrings. He sips on a lukewarm cocktail at a clean tech happy hour. ( drum up for a beat then down and c...
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