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Earth2Tech Week in Review

The election is over, so hopefully you’ve had plenty of time to catch up on all the cleantech news, but in case you missed the happenings this week, we’ve gathered the big headlines for your here.

Amyris Opens Synthetic Diesel Pilot Plant: Biofuel startup Amyris started production of its “No Compromise” synthetic diesel fuel and officially opened its first pilot plant at its headquarters in Emeryville, Calif.

The Debt Markets Cramped T. Boone’s Wind Plan: Pickens says he was originally planning to finance his 4,000-MW wind farm in Texas with 30 percent equity and 70 percent debt financing, but more recently the debt markets have caused a “financial hangup.”

Nuclear Catfight: Exelon, NRG Take Tussle Public: After a few weeks of gentle pawing at smaller rival NRG Energy, industry giant Exelon has gone hostile.

Al Gore’s 5 Steps To Deliver 100% Clean Power in a Decade: Gore is calling for 100 percent of U.S. electricity to be from renewable power within 10 years, achievable with Gore’s simple, five-step energy revolution plan!

A Green Auto Bailout Must Oust Execs: Tom Friedman calls the auto industry “brain dead” and Obama faults the industry with blocking the very reforms that could have saved it, so why do they deserve a bailout again?