Highlights from my week: a hybrid Mack dump truck, foldable solar panels, biomass pellets to replace coal, and a speech by President Bush.
The first Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC) 2008, which ran from Tuesday to Thursday, brought together ministers from 119 countries and a trade show floor full of businesses.
The headline event, without a doubt, was a speech delivered by president George Bush on Wednesday morning where he said America has to "get off oil."
Overhanging the entire event, however, was a policy stand-off that renewable energy business people is hurting the U.S. economy.
There was also clean tech on display. For a visual tour through trade and press events, see this photo gallery.
Check out our WIREC coverage from the entire week.