National Clean Energy Summit | Live Blogging, Part 1

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[Read Sunday night’s preview here.]

10:10 Just about to start. You can follow tweets at thephoenixsun.

10:15: Gore, Chu, et al. take the stage. John Podesta (CAP) makes opening marks. “Clean energy infrastructure works best when it works together.” EVs, solar, got to do everything at the same time. Mentions a green bank to put money into this effort.

10:25: Harry Reid: These problems didn’t happen overnight and won’t be solved quickly. But time to make a start. Schwartenegger won’t be attending, mother-in-law Eunice Kennedy Shriver verry ill.

Introduces Al Gore.

OK, that didn’t quite work out technically as planned.

I had thought my tweets would also show up here, but apparently not. Sorry about that.

All my tweets are available for your viewing pleasure, here.

For more, see NCES09 Central, here.

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