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Footing the Climate Bill: How much will an average household’s electricity bills go up if the government enacts the proposed climate and energy bill? According to grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas, $17 to $27 per month. — PV-Tech

Negative Energy: Ecotricity has accused its rival, UK renewable energy provider Good Energy,of deliberately misleading customers and using a complex accounting mechanism to overstate its green credentials. Good Energy says the claims are unsubstantiated. — BusinessGreen

Biofuels Embrace Big Oil: Struggling biofuels companies are now fully embracing the idea of partnering with oil companies for distribution, having given up on the idea of building dedicated filling stations and pipelines to compete with fossil fuels. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital

Solar Slump: Applied Materials Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter expects capital spending in the photovoltaics industry to drop by about 50 percent this year because of limited access to capital, overcapacity and slumping demand. — PV-Tech

Battery-Nanotech Love: Batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles need to hold more juice, charge faster, last longer and cost less. Here’s why partnerships between battery developers and nanotech companies could help accelerate that progress. IndustryWeek

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