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Has Google Really Gone Carbon Neutral?: Google (s GOOG) claimed on its blog last night that it has reached its goal of becoming carbon neutral for 2007 and is almost entirely neutral for 2008. But how does it really measure up to other tech companies? — CNET’s Green Tech

Vauxhaull Gears Up for Electric Trixx: European GM (s GM) subsidiary Vauxhall aims to take on the mini Toyota iQ and Smart Fortwo with an all-electric city car called Trixx, likely leasing the batteries to keep prices low. — Autoblog

Uni-Solar Slowed: United Solar Ovonic, a subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices and one of the largest flexible solar laminate makers, will delay a planned production ramp up and idle plants for several weeks this summer in response to slumping demand. — PV-Tech

Plankton Not the Answer: A new study finds that most of the carbon absorbed by plankton blooms does not reach the deep ocean, weakening the hypothesis that fertilizing plankton with iron will keep enough carbon out of the atmosphere to slow or reverse climate change. — Green Car Congress

Free Money for Masdar: Abu Dhabi’s Masdar says falling prices of raw materials will save it about $105 million on the 100MW concentrating solar power plant it has in the works. Bids have come down 20 percent since October. — Reuters