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Siemens and eMeter Partner to Smarten the Grid: Using eMeter’s EnergyIP meter data management software, Siemens will provide a distribution and support channel. A smarter grid will need a data management standard and EnergyIP could fit the bill – The Earth Times.

Petrobras Signs Up with KiOR: The Brazilian oil giant has signed an agreement to use startup KiOR’s Biomass Catalytic Cracking process to produce biofuel from sugarcane waste – Green Car Congress.

Report: Transportation to Be Hit Hard by Climate Change: A new report from the National Research Council predicts that rising sea levels will wreak havoc on coastal transportation systems, flooding roads, train tracks and runways. Time to build a higher dock – Science Daily.

“A Vicious Circle” of Ethanol: As the economic wake of the ethanol boom ripples through sector after sector the folks at The Oil Drum are fed up. Here’s a breakdown of how to break the vicious economic spiral ethanol has begotten – The Oil Drum.

EcoGeek Fights “Clean” Coal: We feel some serious solidarity with fellow green blogger Hank Green who was infuriated to discover today that Google’s incredible ad algorithm had plastered “clean coal” ads on his blog. I guess AdSense hasn’t gotten the memo yet – 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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