With this week's inaugural festivities, there's been a lot of buzz in the news about who was at what party. One of the most buzz-worthy parties was the Green Inaugural Ball whose guest of honor drew dreamy-eyed admirers by the hundreds. While Wyclef Jean was there, I'm not talking about him--I'm talking about Al Gore. Host Gore, and a couple of the most influential renewable energy figures in the country--Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, and Rhone Resch, president & CEO of SEIA--hung out and talked shop on the green carpet for a while. The party itself was full of chatter about climate change legislation, what the economic downturn means for solar, and all sorts of other really fun things that you talk about at parties.