Obama on Cybersecurity and the Smart Grid: The White House today published a road map for fixing U.S. cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and called for the U.S. to “implement, for high-value activities (e.g., the Smart Grid), an opt-in array of interoperable identity management systems to build trust for online transactions and to enhance privacy.” — WSJ’s Environmental Capital
Green Building’s Legal Risks: A new study from the Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law & Policy Clinic warns that green building presents a new set of legal questions and risks. For example, what happens if a project fails to garner expected tax breaks from the government? — NYT’s Green Inc.
China’s Got Game: Top U.S. climate negotiator Todd Stern said today that China, like all other major economies, must be “in the game” for an international treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. — Bloomberg
First Electric Mini Goes to Peter Trepp: Venture capitalist Peter Trepp has received the first set of keys for an electric version of the Mini as part of a U.S. test fleet set to include hundreds of vehicles. He’ll be blogging about his experience driving the car over the next year. — Press Release
Magnificent Michigan?: Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm said on a panel about renewable energy with T. Boone Pickens yesterday that the state’s push for renewable energy will help create jobs, clean up the environment and help make the state’s economy “magnificent.” — The Detroit News