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