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Subcommittee to Tackle Cleantech Competitiveness

The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will try to figure out how to keep an edge on greentech when other countries are spending large sums on R&D and setting energy use targets.

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Britain “Sets the Standard” in Green Energy Plans

Is it possible we’ve entered a new era of competitive conservationism by industrial democracies?

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Waxman: Businesses �Anxious� to Invest in Cleantech

Man in the news, U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman appeared on New York City�s public radio station WNYC this morning to hawk his book and push cap-and-trade legislation.

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Industry, electricity win big at expense of cleantech in cap-and-trade bill

By a rough accounting, energy-intensive industry and the electricity sector have scored 50 percent of emission allowances right out of the gate under the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. Only 6 to 10 percent will go to renewable energy and research and development into cleantech. Given the reluctance of key committee Democrats to back the bill, it�s…

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In and around the green

Clinton: U.S. has been negligent on climate change (AP via Yahoo News) GM’s woes: bad news for clean energy (GreenBiz.com) Duke CEO takes issue with Obama (Cincinnati Enquirer) Renewable Energy might be slow to spur U.S. economy (Scientific American) Japan’s Toshiba to sell carbon credits (MarketWatch) Regional wind-energy proposal gets mixed reaction (Chicago Tribune) UK-US…

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