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GE Chief Calls for Swift, Certain Climate Policy: “What’s most important for the U.S. is that we go from Copenhagen, go into 2010, and have the courage to act on clean energy,” General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt told a conference on renewable energy at Clemson University today. “If we don’t get off our butts and move aggressively forward, the world is not going to wait for us.” — Associated Press

Exxon on Efficiency Trends: Oil giant ExxonMobil issued its annual long-term world energy outlook today, forecasting that efficiency gains will accelerate between 2005 and 2030 compared to historial trends, with energy-per-GDP falling at an average global rate of 1.5 per cent a year. — FT Energy Source

Divisive Draft Text Leaked at COP15: A draft text proposed by the Danish host government of the UN climate talks and leaked to the UK Guardian “sees everything coming under a single new deal, whereas an alternative text from developing countries wants an extension to the Kyoto Protocol.” Campaigners say the draft would disadvantage poorer nations. — BBC News

Trony Solar Sets Share Price for IPO This Week: Chinese amorphous silicon solar panel maker Trony Solar is expected to go public on the New York Stock Exchange this week, marking the second solar IPO in over a year. Trony has priced its shares at between $9 and $11. — Greentech Media

Paper Battery Put to the Test: “Ordinary office paper coated with an inky layer of carbon nanotubes or nanowires can make a lightweight, flexible and highly conductive battery or superconductor,” according to new research out of Stanford University. — Greenwire via NYT