San Fran's Mayor Newsom To Ride Israel's Electric Car Wave?

Judging by the stretch limos and police escorts whirling through my neighborhood today, it sounds like George W. Bush's entourage has landed in Jerusalem. Al Gore is due to come next week to collect a cool $1 million prize at Tel Aviv University (fingers crossed that we get to meet him), and last week San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom (known for his controversial interest in wave energy tech) was in town checking out Israeli cleantech companies like Leviathan (which can generate electricity from a flushing toilet), and Shai Agassi's electric car project.

Check out Newsom's enthusiasm in the video. Does this mean San Francisco's going to be the next to follow Israel's electric car hype?

See also:
When Bush Comes to Town Take the Train
Advice for Mayor Newsom in the Battle over San Francisco Tidal Energy

Tags: Al Gore | Israel | San Francisco

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