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Sparks Fly at Spark EV: The founder of Spark EV, who made headlines last year when he was arrested for not delivering paid-for electric vehicles, is back, and he’s angry. He’s just updated his site promising things “will get very interesting in the next month or so.” — AutoblogGreen

DOE to Give $50M for Geothermal Heat Pumps: Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced in Fort Wayne, Ind., today that nearly $50 million in stimulus funds for geothermal heat pumps will go toward demo projects, life cycle cost tools and national certification and accreditation. — Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Round 2 of Climate Talks Underway: Delegates from more than 180 countries are meeting in Bonn, Germany this week to hammer out the details of a final deal set to replace the Kyoto Protocol when it runs out in 2012. — UPI

Duke Requests 12.6 Percent Rate Hike: Utility Duke Energy has asked state regulators to allow it to raise North Carolina electricity rates by about 12.6 perent, starting in 2010 or later, to align rates with expenses that now include billions of dollars of pollution control equipment. — Triangle Business Journal

Hummer Finds a Buyer in China: General Motors has reached a preliminary agreement for the sale of its gas-guzzler Hummer brand to a machinery company in western China with ambitions to make cars, according to an anonymous source. — New York Times

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