Green news harvest: Bill Clinton's energy manifesto, Tesla's CTO
Home heating oil hell; continued worries about the power grid; T. Boone Pickens expands his natural gas empire; Southern California Edison buys 900 megawatts of wind; a preview of Tom Friedman's book on clean tech; the clean-tech start-up death watch.
- Bill Clinton: 10 things the U.S. government should do for clean power--Earth2Tech
Clinton urges politicos at National Clean Energy Summit to "rock the world" and create an energy-independent country.
- Northeast to be home heating oil hell?--CBS News
Consumers and oil dealers are facing serious problems as oil prices are set to double this winter.
- 2008 Innovator of the Year under 35: JB Straubel--Technology Review
A profile of JB Straubel, 32-year-old chief technology officer of electric sports-car maker Tesla Motors.
- Southern California Edison signs contract for more than 900 megawatts of wind energy--press release
Utility says that it will meet the state mandate of 20 percent renewable energy by 2020. Top of the list is geothermal, followed by wind, solar, biogas, small hydro, and biomass.
- In 'Hot, Flat, and Crowded,' Thomas Friedman calls for a green energy revolution--Wired
The release of this book in September is much-anticipated in green-tech circles. Clean technologies will be the "new currency of power," says The World is Flat author.
- U.S. power grid in better shape 5 years after blackout--USAToday.com
Computers have helped a bit but there are still concerns over grid stabilty.
- Clean Energy Fuels acquires Texas landfill gas plant to produce renewable
Another source for T. Boone Pickens' natural gas cars: landfill methane.
- A123 and Imperium exemplify the boom and bust of clean tech--VentureBeat
The death watch for struggling clean-tech companies has begun.
- Wind power brings prosperity, anger--CNN.com
Rural New York state towns are split over wind power. It beats milking cows, says one farmer. But others think the tech should not be where people are.