The Daily Sprout


Canada Pours C$1.5B Into Biofuels: The Canadian government announced a C$1.5 billion biofuels initiative, and plans to offer domestic biofuel makers incentives —

All Coal All the Time: CNET posts a great FAQ on the dirty coal biz — CNET.

Funds for Ottawa Solar Firm: Canadian Solar cell developer Cyrium Technologies gets a follow-on round of financing from BDC Venture Capital, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital and Pangaea Ventures Ltd. bringing its total funding to more than $5.5 million — Ottawa Business Journal.

Global Warming PR Hoax: Fun with fake press releases. The U.S. Climate Action Partnership says it was the victim of a phony news release, which advocated an end to new coal-fired plants and a 90% cut in greenhouse gas emissions.– WSJ Blogs.

Viryd Raises $2.1M for Wind: Wind startup Viryd raised $2.1 million in funding from private investors, reported by Venture Wire — VentureBeat.

Electric Vehicle Symposium Revs Up: The convention for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle lovers started on Sunday and runs until Wednesday — Conference website.

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