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GM Green Strategy in a Nutshell: General Motors’ Britta Gross says the extended-range electric Chevy Volt is intended as a halo car to change people’s perception of the company, but it’s developing hydrogen fuel cell tech since “we can’t just assume batteries are going to solve all our problems.” — AutoblogGreen, Orlando Sentinel

Hyundai, LG Chem Link Up for Hybrid Batteries: South Korea’s Hyundai and battery giant LG Chem plan to set up a joint venture to develop and produce lithium-ion battery packs for hybrid cars. — Reuters

Clean Energy, Coal on the Line in Transmission Buildout: “Beefing up the nation’s electricity-transmission system to make renewable energy a reality could backfire and make coal an even more widespread source of electricity—unless carbon emissions are reined in at the same time.” — WSJ’s Environmental Capital

Tesla Hiring Blitz: Electric car startup Tesla Motors has just announced the first of “several high profile hires” it expects to make in coming weeks. Ricardo Reyes, former director of communications for YouTube, is joining Tesla as VP of Communications, bringing experience in litigation and crisis management. — Press Release

WoodPellets.com Raises $11M: New Hampshire-based WoodPellets.com has raised $11 million to expand its home wood pellet delivery network. The three-year-old startup has developed logistics software to track availability of pellets for home heating and plans to develop a system where pellets are delivered in bulk from a truck and stored in a hopper in a basement or garage. — CNET’s Green Tech

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