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Why Cali Gets Cleantech Investment: Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, writes that the more than $1 billion invested in algae research and development projects in California in the last year offers “one of the clearest indicators to date that California is headed in the right direction” when it comes to setting policies to fight climate change. — San Jose Mercury News

Who You Gonna Call? Tesla Rangers!: Electric car startup Tesla Motors studied online shoe seller Zappos.com and computer repair service Geek Squad while developing its new “Mobile Service Rangers” program, which will offer “an array of procedures” for Tesla vehicles at customers’ homes. — Wired’s Autopia

Ahoy, Climate Data: A new project in the UK is digitizing nearly 300 Royal Navy captains’ logbooks from voyages dating back to the 1760s and could provide new insight on how the climate has changed in the last 200 years. — BBC News

Relative Cost for Carbon Reductions: A new study from Economics for Equity and the Environment “aims to put a price tag on the newly-fashionable goal of keeping global carbon-dioxide concentrations at 350 parts per million.” The researchers say we can reach that target at a cost of 1-3 percent of gross domestic product. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital

Futuristic FT-EV II Concept Unveiled: Toyota plans to show a second-generation model of its concept for an electric version of the iQ mini car at the Tokyo Auto Show this month. Here’s the first glimpse. — Edmunds Green Car Advisor

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