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Meet Qinetiq: A British defense technology company, Qinetiq, is testing a new type of lithium-ion battery based on lithium-ion iron-sulfide chemistry for hybrids and electric vehicles that could be substantially cheaper and more powerful than existing batteries. — Technology Review

Tioga, SunDurance Bag NJ Solar Schools Project: Tioga Energy and SunDurance Energy today announced they have been selected as a team by the Morris County officials to develop, install, own, and operate 3.2 MW of solar power systems on 19 Morris County school buildings and county government facilities in 2010. The companies say the project will save the county an estimated 2 million or more in energy costs. — Press Release

Ford to Test Transit Connect, Electric Focus in Germany: University researchers and customers selected by Ford are slated to begin a 2-year test today of 25 all-electric Ford Transit Connect vans and Focus compact sedans in the Cologne area. — Edmunds Green Car Advisor

Did We Just Emerge from the Ethanol Decade?: “Whatever else happened these last 10 years, not many groups would call the time ‘the era when biofuels such as ethanol came of age.’ But this is exactly the phrase that the Renewable Fuels Association uses to describe the Noughties.” — Autoblog Green

Detangling COP15: When world leaders departed the UN climate talks in Copenhagen last month, “they left behind a vast legal tangle,” including edicts dealing with verifying carbon emission cuts to mobilizing billions of dollars for poor nations that require formal enactment rulings. — ClimateWire via NYT