Daily Sprout

Nissan to Build Batteries in the UK, Portugal: Nissan (s NSANY) announced plans today to build two lithium-ion battery plants in Europe, after winning financial support and other incentives from the governments of the UK and Portugal. — Green Car Congress

Zenn Motors CEO on EEStor Milestones: Zenn Motors (s ZNN) CEO Ian Clifford answers questions about his company’s agreement with stealthy energy storage startup EEstor and why he has so much confidence in the technology. — GM-Volt

U.S. Energy Grant Rules to Hobble Private Equity?: “A grant program introduced in the federal stimulus package passed earlier this year was intended to jump-start investment in renewable energy, but the rules of the program threaten to hobble it from the start by restricting private equity involvement in any projects the government backs.” — Wall Street Journal

Terra-Gen Gets $115M for Wind Project: New York-based Terra-Gen Power said today it has raised $115 million to help it purchase turbines for its planned 150 MW Alta Wind project in California’s Tehachapi region. — Cleantech Group

Finding the Fat: “The climate bill sitting in the Senate awaiting a proper write up and debate is larded with much too much fat.” Here’s a rundown of some of the last minute additions the House slapped on before giving the green light. — Los Angeles Times via Business Insider