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Cellulosic Ethanol Ready for Prime Time (Really): Cellulosic ethanol has been “five years from commercialization” for so long that even ethanol company POET’s research director admits it has become a joke. Now he and a crew of scientists say it’s for real. — Christian Science Monitor

Giving the Slip: Kansas legislators endorsed a bill yesterday that ties two proposed coal-fired power plants in the state to proposals for promoting wind and other renewables. — Associated Press

Mediterranean Power: An effort to launch dozens of renewable energy projects over two years in Europe and North Africa could become bogged down if the project focuses too heavily on one particular technology, such as concentrating solar power, according to speakers at Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels. — NYT’s Green Inc.

High-Speed Rail Gets Boost in Stimulus: The latest version of the stimulus bill includes $9.3 billion for development of high-speed rail and other intercity rail. Is California’s rail project a shoe-in? — MSNBC

Danish Pension Fund Goes Big for Clean Energy: Danish pension giant ATP is investing up to $400 million in Hudson Clean Energy, one of the most ambitious new players in wind and solar development. — Clean Edge