At the Green: Net '09 Conference in San Francisco, Bob Metcalfe, a general partner at Polaris Venture Partners, explained how Washington actually helped the Internet, and where the best place to look for green innovations now are. He says that as the enternet—the energy network—develops, creators will look to the structure of the Internet as a guide.
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