In case the trivialities of the holiday season had you preoccupied, we’ve rounded up this week’s important tech news for you. So grab some eggnog, put on some sunglasses, and get excited for a potential set of Tesla keys under the tree. Meanwhile, the never-ending story of the Energy Bill has come to a resolution finally and officially.
We Chat with Tesla’s Chairman and New CEO: The electric Roadster maker is in the midst of raising $40 million internally and will be pushing out a limited number of Tesla’s with an interim transmission in a sort of “public beta,” Chairman Elon Musk and CEO Ze’ev Drori tell Earth2Tech.
- Nanosolar Ships First Thin Film Solar Panel: To market go Nanosolar’s first thin film panels, on schedule!
- FAQ: Thin Film Solar: Not sure what to make of all this tizzy over thin film? Look no further, Earth2Tech has the resource for all things thin film solar with a rundown on all the major players.
- FutureGen Announces State-of-the-Art Clean Coal Plant: The dubious technology of “clean coal” moved forward this week as FutureGen announced a plant that employs the latest in carbon capture and sequestration.
- Using Wikipedia to Figure Out Peak Oil: A group from one of our favorite blogs, The Oil Drum, is using Wikipedia to compile a comprehensive list of all the oil projects in the world to try to get a real sense of what the globe’s oil producing capacity is. And you thought Wikipedia was just for corporate espionage.