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Pickens Plan, Redux: T. Boone says “the wind stuff is deader than hell right now,” but promises to push on with his plan to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil. — Wall Street Journal

Who KO’d the Electric Car?:The concept of all-electric cars has faced resistance, but the idea isn’t as new as one might think. It’s just coming out of a decades-long coma. — Time

Gulf States Jockeying for Clean Energy Lead: Oil-rich Qatar and Saudi Arabia are establishing billion-dollar clean-technology funds, putting millions of dollars behind research projects at universities from California to Boston to London, and setting up green research parks at home. — New York Times

Chu on the Issues: Soon-to-be energy secretary Steven Chu has called coal his “worst nightmare,” alarmed the anti-nuke crowd, and advocated for new energy technologies. — Grist

Ener1 to the Rescue: Electric car maker Think Global has secured $5.7 million in interim financing in a round led by battery supplier Ener1. — CNET’s Green Tech

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