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Cozy Coda-Goldman Sachs Connection: Former treasury secretary Henry Paulson, onetime chairman and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, recently invested in electric car startup Coda Automotive and joined the advisory board. Coda’s ties to the firm run deeper than that: CEO Kevin Czinger and co-chairman Steven Heller also spent time at Goldman Sachs. — NYT’s Wheels Blog

Greens (Mostly) Applaud Sotomayor Confirmation: Big environmental advocacy groups are cheering yesterday’s confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. — Grist

Power Line Plays: “Efforts to transform and rebuild our transmission system in the United States are woefully underfunded,” and the way things are going, we may “get caught in a game of chicken to see who’s willing to fund new power lines.” — Business Insider’s Green Sheet

Obama’s Climate Problem: Getting climate legislation passed in Congress “will require compromises aimed at protecting the economies of manufacturing and coal states.” But negotiating an international climate deal “will require measures guaranteeing that rich countries move first to cut emissions.” — NYT’s Dot Earth

Cement Maker Novacem Raises £1M: London-based “carbon-negative” cement maker Novacem has raised more than £1 million ($1.7 million) in equity to help grow its team and complete a pilot plant before the end of 2009. — Cleantech Group