Brits Go Ahead With Green Auto Bailout: Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan’s British factory have won hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to develop cleaner vehicle technology. The money comes from the European Investment Bank in the first round of money for UK-based carmakers. — Times Online
No DOE Loans for GM, Chrysler: Next month, the Department of Energy plans to start doling out $25 billion in loans to help automakers and suppliers start making more fuel-efficient cars. General Motors and Chrysler are out of the running, for now, since companies must be deemed “financially viable” to qualify. — Washington Post
Hydrogen Powered Drone Ready for Test Flight: This spring, the U.S. Navy plans to launch a zero-emission unmanned aerial vehicle for a 24-hour endurance flight carrying a five-pound payload and powered entirely by a hydrogen-powered fuel cell. — CNET
Coal, Nuclear to Figure Large in Future Energy Mix: Four decades from now, the electric system have a lot more renewable energy than it does today, according to a new study from the Electric Power Research Institute, but coal and nuclear will together still supply two-thirds of the energy. — NYT’s Green Inc.
Baby Steps at Bonn: International climate talks in Bonn, Germany over the last 10 days have delivered few tangible results, but attendees report some positive momentum on deforestation, developing countries taking on more responsibilities and a softened stance from China on carbon markets. — ClimateWire via NYT