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DOE Invests $30M In PHEVs: The Department of Energy will be investing in R&D in plug-in hybrid vehicles through an alliance called USAutoPARTs. They want a car that gets 40 mile per charge and commercialization by 2016 – Clean Edge News.

EPA vs. California – The Blow by Blow: I don’t know how any mild-mannered agency director could bear the withering combination of Sen. Barbara Boxer and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger but the EPA’s Stephen Johnson stands fast in his denial of California’s emissions waiver – Wall Street Journal.

Chinese Solar Firm Eyes $250M IPO: The solar equipment maker Qiangsheng Photovoltaic Technology plans to make an offering on Nasdaq by the first quarter of 2009 to fund its thin-film solar expansion up to 500 megawatts – Reuters.

Scientists Build Genome From Scratch: J. Craig Venter and his team have successfully synthesized the entire genome of a bacterium. This paves the way for creating custom “bugs” to produce drugs, biofuels, and chemicals – ScienceNOW.

Mapping Wind and Solar Power Potential: We here at Earth2Tech do love our maps. Here are some great maps from 3tier showing the varying energy potential of wind and solar installations across the country – EcoGeek.

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Green energy is definitely the best solution in most cases. Technology like solar energy, wind power, fuel cells, zaps electric vehicles, EV hybrids, etc have come so far recently. Green energy even costs way less than oil and gas in many cases.

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