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Italy seizes record 1.7 billion euro from Sicilian

Italian police have seized a record €1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) in cash and property from a single person, a Sicilian alternative energy entrepreneur alleged to have close ties to the Mafia. Full story

W.Va. Senate eliminates credit for plug-in cars

The West Virginia Senate has voted 33-1 to eliminate the $7,500 tax credit that encouraged the sale of solar, electric, plug-in hybrid and other environmentally friendly alternative fuel vehicles. Full story

MD bill phases out paper mill energy source

Maryland's senate has passed a bill that phases out paper mill waste as a preferred alternative energy source. Full story

Obama announces investment into energy research

   The president wants to put $2 billion into alternative energy research for developing advanced technology cars – part of his Energy Security Trust. The Cycle hosts and Politico’s Jonathan Allen discuss if this will, as lab directors are warning, “devastate U.S. science for decades,” or if it will sp

Obama gives green energy funds a jump-start

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In the wake of yet another monster storm in the Northeastern U.S., we are once again reminded of the need to address climate change, which is like a Grendel that keeps coming out of its cave to ravage us with increasingly violent weather. Full story

Senate strikes restriction on military biofuel development

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to strike restrictions in its annual defense policy bill that would have severely limited the military's effort to develop biofuels for jets and warplanes. Full story

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