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Feds Open Another Spigot for Clean Energy: The Treasury Department has announced that it’s allocating $2.2 billion in bonds to support the efforts of 805 small-scale clean and renewable energy projects across the country. Most of the bond money will be used to support solar, wind and hydropower companies and projects. — VentureBeat’s GreenBeat

GM vs. Fisker: President Obama’s auto industry task force rained skepticism earlier this year on the commercial viability of General Motors’ upcoming Chevy Volt. If the Chevy Volt isn’t commercially viable, what makes a competing model in the works from Department of Energy-backed startup Fisker Automotive any different? — Washington Post

Has Reva’s Moment Arrived?: India’s Reva Electric Car Company now has more all-electric vehicles on the road than any other automaker, but it still has a long haul before it can make the vehicles marketable for the masses. — New York Times

New Effort to Open Door to China’s Clean Energy Market: At the annual Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke plans to press for more access for U.S. companies in China’s clean energy sector, an area where Washington feels it can make inroads on its enormous trade imbalance with China. — Reuters

Getting Down to Details: Guess what — there’s actually a 181-page draft text of the Copenhagen climate-change treaty. “If you haven’t heard about it, that’s because none of our otherwise talkative political leaders have bothered to tell us what the drafters have already cobbled together for leaders to consider. And neither have the media.” — Wall Street Journal

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