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Two items of note from the incoming President. First, the Jerusalem Post has a minor hint that Barack Obama's transition team has got their collective eye on the work of Better Place. The paper writes that the new administration "may be adopting it," according to Better Place chairman Idan Ofer. What that means, exactly, is not sure, but we've put in an email to Better Place to try and find out.

On the liquid fuel side of the green car equation, we have news that President-elect Obama has selected Tom Vilsack, the former governor of Iowa and a strong supporter of ethanol and higher CAFE standards, to lead the USDA. Over at Democracy Now! there is a look at Vilsack's past while the AP looks at what the future might hold with him at the helm of the USDA.

Previously on ABG:

[Source: Jerusalem Post, Democracy Now!, AP]

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