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News you might have missed: 24 April 2009

newspapersDon’t worry if you’ve missed a few news stories over the past 24 hours: Greenbang’s here with your daily review of cleantech headlines and developments you might have missed:

  • Entries to the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s 2009 Challenge are now viewable online at its Idea Index;
  • The Institute of Fiscal Studies warns that the UK is facing “two full parliaments of mounting austerity” before damage to its economy can be repaired;
  • Gizmodo features a light bulb “condom” as a way to get around the EU’s planned phaseout of frosted incandescent lamps;
  • GE Energy says that more farmers in North America and Europe are using its Jenbacher engines to generate on-site power from biogas created from converted animal waste and other agricultural organic materials;
  • AOL Autos reports that “business is booming” for makers of shut-off devices that disable a car’s engine if the driver falls behind on car payments.

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