Earth2Tech Week In Review


It’s official, Spring is here, and warm weather and bbqs are starting to become regular events around GigaOM’s HQ. But before you go outside and romp on this gorgeous Saturday check out what happened in cleantech this week:

Tesla Starts Cranking, Slowly: Tesla started “regular production,” but that only means 300 cars made this year and still no date on when the final transmission will be swapped in!

Solar Bubble to Burst in 2009: Lux research says supply will outpace demand starting next year as polysilicon gets more and more abundant. Uh oh.

Google’s Plug-In Electric Car Project: Good ol’ Googs is using a laptop set-up combined with a wireless data card to monitor how productive plug-in electric vehicles can be. The system also uses GPS to track location, and sensors to monitor the vehicle while its charging. The more transparency the better.

Bush’s Eco Chief Comes Clean, Kinda: White House eco policy chief, James Connaughton, tells a room full of cleantech VCs that the hell-no consensus of the Bush administration might not have been the best stance when rejecting the Kyoto protocol.

Al Gore, Cisco CEO Give Virtual Green Chat: The former Vice President turned Kleiner Perkins cleantech VC and Cisco’s John Chambers give Cisco’s telepresence video conference system a huge plug.

SF’s Jolly Green Mayor Wants Wave, Solar, Plug-In Power: Craig gets a prime shot of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s green plans and perfect hair.

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