Yes Men Take It to the Hill: The climate-minded Yes Men stunt group offered up another prank today, just a day after punking the Chamber of Commerce with a fake press announcement — this time showing up on Capitol Hill in Survivaball suits to hector Sen. Arlen Specter and the Senate in general for their “wishy washy” stance on climate issues. — Grist
Plug-in Car Factory News, Oh My: India-based electric car maker Reva plans to work with Bannon Automotive, a Long Island electric-car firm, to build a three-door hatchback near Syracuse and DOE-backed plug-in hybrid startup Fisker Automotive says it will announce a site for its plant “soon.” Meanwhile, startup Tesla Motors is still looking for an assembly plant for its Model S electric sedan. — NYT’s Green Inc.
Buffett’s BYD Bet Probably About the Batteries, Not the Car: Who’s going to build the world’s most popular electric car? It won’t necessarily be the automaker with the best battery, or the first model on the road. So it’s all too likely that Warren Buffett, who has made a big investment in China-based BYD, may actually be betting on the company’s future as a leading battery supplier than as a leading car company. — Business Insider’s Green Sheet
How Does Your State Measure Up?: The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has released its 2009 scorecard on state energy efficiency policies, programs and practices (we wrote up a preview of the report here), ranking states from best (California) to “most room for improvement” (Wyoming). — ACEEE
Climate Cooperation Bonus: Chinese President Hu Jintao has told President Obama that closer cooperation on fighting climate change could help improve overall ties between the world’s top two greenhouse gas polluters. — Reuters