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MIT gets a Little BP: British Petroleum (BP) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced a research partnership to explore energy conversion technologies, including the conversion of coal to electricity while minimizing carbon dioxide emissions – release.

Nuclear in Texas: For the first time in three decades, energy companies are vying to take the lead in building new nuclear power plants in the U.S. – The New York Times.

Cheaper Solar: Everyone is trying to figure out how to bring down the high costs of solar, and the topic was the centerpiece of much discussion at the Solar Power conference on Monday – CNET.

Big Blue’s Big Green: Joel Makower takes a look at IBM’s eco initiatives in this detailed Q&A — Green Biz.

Water Management Gets $$$: HydroPoint Data Systems, a water-management company, raised more cash, adding on to its $19-million Series B round the company raised last January – release.

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James Aach

FYI regarding the nuclear NY Times article:

As someone who works in the electric energy sector, one of my major concerns is that pundits, the press, the politicians and the public seem to be far removed from how much electricity we produce and use, and what goes into producing it. What does it actually mean on the ground and in the real world to invest more in nuclear? When making decisions about our energy future, I think we need to start by first understanding our energy present. So I’ve written an introduction to my own field of expertise – nuclear power. To avoid reader boredom it’s in the form of a thriller novel, and it’s available at no cost to readers at . Reader reviews at the homepage have been very positive. “Rad Decision” is also available in paperback at online retailers.

“I’d like to see Rad Decision widely read.” – Stewart Brand, founder of The Whole Earth Catalog and noted futurist.

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