While Republican Scott Brown's Senate victory in Massachusetts likely dooms legislation to curb carbon-dioxide emissions, measures to spur green-energy jobs could end up in a new economic-stimulus bill. Brown opposes the emissions-trading program, which some say would increase costs and cut jobs. The U.S. lost 85,000 jobs in December, and unemployment remains close to a 26-year high, prompting some legislators to advocate putting energy provisions into a bill for job creation.

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