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Toyota Ponders Solid State Batteries $TM

Toyota recently unveiled a prototype of its all-solid-state battery,the latest entrant in a technology niche that could become the next bigthing. In solid state batteries, a liquid electrode is replaced with a crystalline membrane or other solid. Orlando, Florida-based Planar Energy claims that it has come up with a formula for a crystalline batterythat can

California Ponders Higher Renewables Standard

On Monday, the California Legislature will vote on a bill to raiseCalifornia’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, potentially requiring 33percent of electricity generated by the state’s utilities to come fromrenewable resources by 2020. State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) proposed the bill, SB 722,which has drawn attention from stakeholders like the Sierra Club,Pacific Gas and Electric Company,