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Tesla Still on the Hunt for Space: Two cities in Southern California — Long Beach and Downey — have emerged as leading candidates for Tesla Motors’ Model S electric sedan factory, but the San Francisco Bay Area is still in the running. — San Jose Mercury News

Maple Power: Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle have found there‚Äôs enough electricity flowing in big leaf maples to run an electronic circuit. — Scientific American

DOE Doles Out $354M for Efficiency Upgrades: The U.S. Department of Energy today announced more than $354 million in stimulus grants for 22 states to implement energy efficiency programs. — DOE Press Release

Problem With Ambitious EV Timelines: If ambitious introduction schedules for the upcoming generation of electric vehicles “give way to delays, automakers could end up feeding consumer cynicism.” — New York Times

Underwhelming Cash for Clunkers Results: Researchers at the University of Michigan say the $3 billion cash-for-clunkers program improved the average fuel economy of all vehicles purchased in the U.S. by 0.6 miles per gallon in July and 0.7 mpg in August of this year. — Edmunds Green Car Advisor