Earth2Tech Week in Review

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While mainstream media was feasting on the Super Tuesday coverage, the cleantech world had a notable week, on Capitol Hill and on Sand Hill Road. While candidates were stumping for green collar jobs and the Senate was cutting renewable energy out of the economic stimulus package, some of America’s largest banks stepped up and formed “the carbon principles” to mitigate their carbon risks. So, if you got lost this week keeping track of the delegates, don’t worry. Put the political punditry aside and catch up on this week’s cleantech news.

  • Cleantech Guide to Super Tuesday: All of the candidates have mentioned alternative energy, either in terms of “energy independence” or “green collar jobs.” Check out our guide to see how the candidates (and recent ex-candidate) stack up.
  • How Will Google Spend Its Cleantech Cash?: Since the search giant pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for cleantech we’ve all wondered who would get Google green bucks. says they will be looking at “high-risk” projects in addition to their normal cleantech ventures, like plug-in hybrids and geothermal.
  • Duke Energy CEO: FutureGen Cuts Are Fine: We spoke with CEO Jim Rogers at the Clean Tech Investor Summit who said the DOE’s scuttling of FutureGen was “just fine” with him.
  • BT Brightens its U.S. HQ with Solar: Working with solar startups EI Solutions and Solar Power Partners, British Telecom will be greening its U.S. headquarters with a 500-kilowatt solar array.
  • Tesla Video: First Production Roadster Delivered: We live in a multimedia age, so in case those static pictures of Tesla’s first production Roadster weren’t enough, here’ a video of the zippy electric vehicle getting pushed into the shop.

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Green energy is definitely the best solution in most cases. Technology like solar energy, wind power, fuel cells, zaps electric vehicles, EV hybrids, etc have come so far recently. Green energy even costs way less than oil and gas in many cases.

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