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Greenwash or Real Deal?: “Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tells Copenhagen that Iran, a fossil fuel giant, wants to dive into renewable energy and stitch cooperative links with other developing nations to develop non-fossil fuel energy,” including solar and wind. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital

Road Ahead for Electric Cars: Pike Research offers predictions for the electric vehicle market in 2010, and warns that,”Once the market of environmentally conscious drivers is saturated, automakers will have to come up with a plan B.” — CNET’s Planetary Gear, Pike Research

Tesla Takes Marketing Bonanza on the Road: Tesla Motors kicked off a 2,700-mile cross-country road trip this morning. Engineers, lawyers and other employees of the electric car startup will make dozens of stops over the next three weeks for test drives, tech talks and “customer-appreciation events” en route to the Detroit Auto Show. — Press Release

Inhofe Weighs In: Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, “one of the most ardent detractors of man-made climate change,” showed up in Copenhagen Thursday morning to tell negotiators that the chances Congress will approve pending climate legislation are “zero.” — The Boston Globe’s Green Blog

German Researchers Go With the Flow: A team of German engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology thinks it may be possible to produce a flow battery for an electric car which can be recharged in minutes, pumping out the discharged electrolyte and replacing it with a solution that has been recharged elsewhere. — The Economist