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Q-Cells and Singulus Co-Developing Solar Coating: The joint project seeks to connect Q-Cells’ solar cells with a new, anti-reflective coating from coating specialist Singulus, thus boosting the cells’ efficiency – Q-Cells.

Japan Can Cut Emissions 11% by 2010: A new study from the Japanese trade ministry says that if the country uses every available means to reduce its emissions it will be able to cut its emissions to 11 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, and it’ll only cost $500 billion – Reuters.

Silicon Carbide Spin-Off Wins $24M for Cleantech: Pitching itself as a cleantech venture, Norstel AB has raised $24 million for its silicon carbide wafers which it says can cut energy use in half in electronics as compared to conventional silicon technology – EETimes.

Cleantech Jargon Watch: “Scuppie“: A New York exec is trying to make a buck off of coining the term “scuppie,” or “the Socially Conscious, Upwardly-mobile Person.” The founder says: “Gordon Gekko has gone green.” While Gekko is all for profiteering, this seems even too low for him – The Earth Times.

Automotive X-Prize Launches Tomorrow: The Automotive X-Prize, which will reward a 100-mpg vehicle with a multi-million dollar prize, officially kicks off tomorrow at the New York Auto Show. Check out the different teams in the video below – Autoblog Green.

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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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