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Solar power, loved but neglected: Solar is hot in popular culture but not so much when it comes to research funding — New York Times.

Waste to electricity startup Ze-gen confirmed its $4.5 million venture round: The news was out that the Boston-based company was in the processing of closing this series A and now comes their official announcement — release.

All the energy you got, and then some: Another reason to push renewables beyond climate change, a study says traditional sources like oil and natural gas just won’t be enough — WSJ.

Illinois Offers $1,000 Rebates for Hybrids or Alt-Fuel Vehicles: Nice, though it doesn’t sound like they expect much of a turnout — “$2 million to the program. If more than 2,000 people apply for rebates, the state will revisit its financing options.” Green Car Congress.

VCs are still working out the kinks when it comes to clean tech: Just $1.3 billion out of $25 billion went into cleantech investments from April 2006 and March 2007, according to Topline Strategy Group — Red Herring.

Green Grid’s new metric: Looking to measure data center efficiency the IT group is said to be working on a new standard — Business Green Blog.

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