Solar Trees for Plug-In Cars: Envision Solar, the folks behind the parking lot solar groves, has been adding electric car charge points and is doing a pilot project with Coulomb Technologies. Why not.
Climate Bill on Deck: Senate Majority Harry Reid says he and other top lawmakers have created a “rough draft” of climate and energy legislation that with any luck will be introduced within two weeks.
Power Assure Powers Up With $11M: Santa Clara, Calif.-based Power Assure has raised $11.25 million in second-round financing to work on bringing its power management solutions for data centers to market. Investors in this round included Good Energies, Point Judith Capital and return investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
From BP to Algae: The former chief of global refining for BP, CJ Warner, is now the president of algal biofuel developer Sapphire Energy. In this profile she talks about how and why she made the leap a year ahead of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Landis+Gyr Links Up With Current Group: Landis+Gyr and Current Technologies International have struck a deal for Landis+Gyr to offer Current’s hardware and software smart grid products in Spain and Portugal.