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Palin on Climate Change: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has previously questioned the science behind predictions of sea ice loss, acknowledged yesterday that climate change is harming her state, but said increased natural-gas production could mitigate its effects. — Los Angeles Times
Peapod on the Way: The cute, long-awaited Peapod neighborhood electric vehicle — inspired in part by Star Wars storm troopers — will be available for order starting April 22. — Wired’s Autopia
Hybrid Coal: Tenaska Energy wants to add another candidate to the possibilities for turning coal into electricity without doing so much harm to the atmosphere. It’s called a hybrid IGCC and involves converting fuel gas into methane, capturing only about half of the carbon in coal. — NYT’s Green Inc.
Todd Stern’s Task: As top U.S. climate negotiator Todd Stern works to build support for a global deal to replace the Kyoto Protocol, he must convince Americans and foreign nations that they have to make serious cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, fast. So far his directness has impressed officials in Washington and abroad. — Washington Post
Ultracapacitors on the Road: The public-owned company that manages most of Paris’ public transport system has begun on-road tests for a hybrid bus outfitted with ultracapacitors. — AutoblogGreen