Chrysler EV Plan: In proposals submitted to the Department of Energy as part of a bid for matching funds, Chrysler says it wants to spend $224 million developing plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, with an equal amount coming from its “partners” if the DOE approves the plan. — Wired’s Autopia
Emission, Energy Forecast: An Energy Information Administration report released today forecasts that the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will increase by nearly 40 percent worldwide by 2030 if regulators don’t mandate emission reductions and force shifts away from fossil fuels. — Associated Press
Concentrating Solar Power Potential: A new study from environmental and solar industry groups suggests concentrating solar power installations, best suited to desert regions, could generate up to a quarter of the world’s electricity needs by 2050. — The Guardian
Big Oil Hearts Biofuels?: Oil company executives have long complained that ethanol is not energy efficient and creates problems for conventional pipelines, but they’re starting to do more biofuels R&D and talking with small biofuel companies about investing in new plants. — NYT’s Green Inc.
Coulomb Goes to Amsterdam: Charging infrastructure startup Coulomb Technologies announced today that the City of Amsterdam plans to install 200 of its electric vehicle charging stations by 2012, with Nuon providing renewable energy for the stations. — Press Release