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Bigger in Texas: The state senate in Texas is considering so many proposals to boost state incentives for solar power this week that the entire legislative session has been dubbed the “solar session.” The state aims to ramp up solar production and dominate the sector. –NYT’s […]

Bigger in Texas: The state senate in Texas is considering so many proposals to boost state incentives for solar power this week that the entire legislative session has been dubbed the “solar session.” The state aims to ramp up solar production and dominate the sector. –NYT’s Green Inc.

Fisker Finalizes First 32 Dealers: Plug-in hybrid car startup Fisker Automotive announced yesterday that it has signed on 32 retailers for its first vehicle, and reiterated its plan to have a 40-dealer network assembled by June. — Edmunds Inside Line

Ford Fills Out Its Board: Ford named Democratic stalwart Richard Gephardt and Detroit utility chief Anthony Earley to replace Vodafone chairman Sir John Bond and Nokia chairman Jorma Ollila on its board of directors today. — MarketWatch

Toyota Feels the Heat: The 2010 Toyota Prius is roomier, more powerful and more fuel efficient than earlier models. But then, with the Honda Insight in hot pursuit, it has to be. — Wired’s Cars 2.0

Jet Metal Funds Up: France-based Jet Metal Technologies has raised €2.5 million for a new, faster coating process that reduces the need for chemicals and the generation of wastewater. — Cleantech Group

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  1. Texas Legislators Hope to Initiate Solar Bonanza | EcoSilly Sunday, March 29, 2009

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  2. Texas Legislators Hope to Initiate Solar Bonanza | FollowGreen.com Sunday, March 29, 2009

    [...] If you’ve ever spent time in the Lone Star State, it quickly becomes obvious — sometimes painfully so — that Texas enjoys an abundance of burning, scorching sunshine. While not everyone views these rays as a resource yet, lobbyists, policymakers and politicians (the three most dreaded groups in the state) are working on an incentive package to make Texas a leader in solar energy. Thus far, 69 renewable energy bills have been introduce in this Texas legislative session, and 50 of them focus on boosting the state’s solar resources. Some representatives have even taken to calling this the “solar session.” According to representative Mark Strama: “There are senators and representatives that are talking about solar that have never mentioned the word probably in their lives. We’ve actually heard the term ‘global warming,’ and two years ago that was called ‘the G word’ – you didn’t talk about it.”Considering the state’s success with promoting wind energy, it’s easy to imagine that much of the momentum will start to spill over into becoming the preeminent force solar energy as well. Austin Energy just gave the green light to the largest solar farm in the nation, so that’s a start. [via Earth2Tech] [...]

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