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Definite GOP Votes for Climate Bill: “There are definite Republican votes,” for the Senate’s climate legislation, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said today, “and we hope to grow that over the next weeks and months.” — The Hill’s E2-Wire

Lockheed Martin Backs MIT Greentech Research: Lockheed Martin announced today it will invest $5 million over five years in the MIT Energy Initiative, supporting research on “global climate initiatives, such as carbon modeling and verification and utility-scale energy storage.” — Press Release

New York Phasing in Decoupling for Utilities: New York is phasing in revenue decoupling, “a new billing system for electric and gas delivery that guarantees utilities steady revenues even when sales fluctuate.” The system is replacing “the traditional way of charging for energy delivery in which the more customers consume, the more revenue utilities collect.” — Associated Press

Progress Energy to Retire Four Coal Plants by 2017: Under pressure from state regulators to plan the retirement of aging coal power plants that don’t have “scrubbers,” Progress Energy has announced plans to close four coal-burning power plants by 2017 as it moves toward more natural gas-fueled plants. — North Carolina News Network

Mictroturbine Supercar Concept Unveiled: Meet the CMT-380 concept car from Capstone MicroTurbine, a “jaw-dropping” supercar that features “lithium-ion batteries, a diesel-electric turbine and design work from Electronic Arts’ creative director Richard Hilleman.” — VentureBeat’s GreenBeat

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