The presents are unwrapped, the roast beast has been served, and any extra lumps of coal you’ve got have been liquefied and burned cleanly. Well, maybe not that last one. To find out why check out our round up of the best of this week’s Earth2Tech and see what you missed while you were celebrating. So fill up your champagne flute, here’s a week in cleantech for you.
- Carbon Primer: Chicago Climate Exchange: Carbon trading is coming and you’d better brush up on the workings of our very own CCX. Check out Ryan’s rundown on the capitalist mechanics of a carbon cap-and-trade system.
- Earth2Tech’s Top 10 from 2007: It’s hard to believe, but we just launched six months ago! Check the best of E2T so far. Also make sure to check out our favorites from our cleantech blogging peers.
- Imperium Renewables Gets A New CEO: The biodiesel maker will transition Martin Tobias from his roles as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Does this bode ill for Imperium’s scheduled IPO?
- E2T Maps: Coal Deathwatch: While we’ve been watching so many biofuel plants shut down, over 16 gigawatts of proposed coal-fired power, mostly integrate gasification combined cycle (IGCC) or “clean coal” designs, have been nixed over the past year and a half. It’s a work in progress and we’re compiling and mapping all these retracted or denied proposals.
- Tesla CEO Blogs Troubles: Last week we sat down with Tesla’s CEO, Ze’ev Drori, and this week he wrote on the company blog saying that transmission problems have pushed production to spring of 2008 but was uncertain of the schedule to ramp up production. Also, he blogged that the expected range of the electric roadsters will only be 221 miles, not the previously estimated 245 miles.