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Toyota Debuts 1/X Plug-In Concept: Toyota brought out their plug-in hybrid 1/X (pronounced “one-Xth”) for the first time in North America at the Chicago Auto Show. The automaker says the car will have a 600 mile range on a tiny four gallon tank – Green Car Congress.

Offshore Wind on the Great Lakes? Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources has lifted a deferral on applications to produce offshore wind power in the province’s waters after studying offshore wind with the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Renewable Energy Access.

The Economics of Corn Ethanol: Our friends over at The Oil Drum put their petro-chemical number crunching skills to the balance sheets of corn ethanol and come up with an interesting and succinct post – The Oil Drum.

$7 Trillion in Cleantech Investment Coming Soon: A new report from Cambridge Energy Research Associates estimates that global climate change response can spur $7 trillion in cleantech investment by 2030. The end of the world never looked so good – SmartPower Blog.

Fuzzy, Flexible Solar Cells: Researchers at McMaster University are working with light-absorbing nanowires to make thin, flexible solar cells that the researchers say could be cheaper than today’s PV technology – MIT Technology Review.

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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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