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Solar Swing and a Miss: JA Solar has reported a net loss of $23.3 million on $33 million in revenue for the first quarter of this year, missing analyst estimates “by a mile and a half.” — Business Insider’s Green Sheet A123Systems Update: Battery developer A123Systems […]

Solar Swing and a Miss: JA Solar has reported a net loss of $23.3 million on $33 million in revenue for the first quarter of this year, missing analyst estimates “by a mile and a half.” — Business Insider’s Green Sheet

A123Systems Update: Battery developer A123Systems said at a DOE merit review that it’s developing a full portfolio of prismatic, or flat, cells for vehicle car batteries, and working on what it calls a nanocomposite separator, “essentially a cell without a separator…It’s not a conventional approach.” — Green Car Congress

Energy Bill Markup Slog Begins: The GOP will likely focus on 150 possible amendments to the energy and climate bill during markup sessions this week in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. First up: Tweaking the definition of “renewable” for the renewable electricity standard. — ClimateWire via NYT

Ford Fires Up EcoBoost Plant: Ford plans to kick off production of its new fuel-efficient “EcoBoost” engine, which combines turbocharging with the direct injection of gas, today at a plant in Ohio. — Detroit Free Press

Greener by Design: The second annual Greener By Design conference starts today, and host Joel Makower asks how “relocalizing, reprioritizing and reconnecting” are changing how companies are thinking about their next generation of products and services. — GreenBiz.com

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