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Climate Change and Cali Wildfires: “To the average person a 1-degree rise in average spring and summer temperatures may not seem like much. But for residents of the western United States—including California, which is fighting at least eight fires right now—it could mean a staggering increase in the extent and cost of fires.” — Climate Progress

EU Bids Adieu to Incandescent Bulbs: When the U.S. starts phasing out incandescent light bulbs in 2012, the transition will likely look like the one taking place now in Europe, where a ban on incandescent bulbs has just taken effect. — TNR’s The Vine

Musk on Valley Girl: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk appears on the first episode of the pinked-out Valley Girl Show’s new season, talking about his triplets and goal of making millions of cars in ten years. — The Valley Girl Show via AutoblogGreen

ReVolt Seeks $30M in Stimulus Funds: Switzerland-based battery developer ReVolt Technology, working on rechargeable zinc-air batteries for electric vehicles, plans to request $30 million in grants from the Department of Energy for a manufacturing center in Portland, Oregon. — Press Release

V2G to Go Postal?: Broad use of electric vehicles in the U.S. Postal Service delivery fleet would be operationally feasible, according to a new study from the USPS Office of the Inspector General, but due to the Postal Service’s current financial distress, government funds and vehicle-to-grid revenue would likely be needed to make this transition economically feasible. — Green Car Congress

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