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Newsom: 'Green' tech promises not good enough

San Francisco's mayor pushes energy independence, plug-in hybrids, and taxes on carbon and gasoline, but warns of overexuberance about clean tech.

By March 4, 2008


Watch California Lt. Gov. try out Google's Project Glass

Google's co-founder lets California's lieutenant governor and Current TV talk show host Gavin Newsom try on a pair of Project Glass specs, without revealing much of how they work.

By May 29, 2012


San Francisco's taxis go green

Mayor Gavin Newsom announces that 55 percent of San Francisco's taxis now run on alternative fuels.

By March 22, 2010


SF to build brown grease-to-biodiesel plant

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced plans for the city to build the country's first brown grease-to-biodiesel plan.

By February 6, 2009


San Francisco mayor: 'We're all geeks!'

In a fireside chat in Second Life, Gavin Newsom pays homage to everyone's inner geek.

By January 8, 2008


Security software that's perfect for San Francisco government

Demo: Listen up Mayor Newsom. There's new software on the block you might want to check out that keeps a close eye on IT workers.

By September 9, 2008


Quake early warning offers headstart but lacks funding

The biggest earthquake to rock the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years hit early Sunday, and technology -- including a project in part backed by Google -- could put us into a better position than ever to react.

By August 25, 2014


SF mayor gets codes to hijacked city network

IT worker, who has been in custody on felony charges of taking sole control of the city's network, gives access codes to Mayor Gavin Newsom during a secret jailhouse visit.

By July 22, 2008


Harnessing the power of waves

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom believes tapping into tidal and wave power is a swell idea. But how feasible and realistic is this new renewable-energy technology? CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi sits down with the mayor to find out.

March 26, 2008