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True Value of Solar: UC Berkeley Haas School professor and director of the UC Energy Institute, Severin Borenstein — the one who said that people who install solar panels today are “throwing money away”gave a thorough talk on Monday defending his calculations. — UC Berkeley.

PetroSun, Snake Algae Salesmen?: Alt Energy Stocks Takes a look at Petrosun; “Petrosun has not filed even an unaudited quarterly report since March 2007. Given that it is also promoting exciting technology, I detect the whiff of snake oil salesmen . . .Even if Petrosun does execute on its algae farms, will there be any first mover advantage? It seems unlikely to me” — Alt Energy Stocks.

Coke and Duke Energy Get Plugged In: Coca-Cola and Duke Energy have agreed to convert several hybrid vehicles from their transportation fleet to plug-in hybrids – Duke Energy.

U.S.’s First Auction of GHG Emissions Allowances: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) announced today that they will hold the first auction for emission allowances on September 10, 2008. RGGI is competing against the likes of NYMEX and CCX but already have 10 states on board – RGGI (PDF).

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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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