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Silvio contributes to several energy and climate-focused websites including CleanTechnica, The Energy Collective, Renew Economyand Grist. His posts, as well as guest posts from our network, appear here.

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 9.19.14

September 19, 2014

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not mean endorsement. 


China power plants exempts from low-quality coal ban: Sources (via Reuters)

With China coal ban, has Australia’s luck run out? (via Bloomberg BusinessWeek) 

Battery storage to make reserve coal plants redundant (via Renewables International)

A month of disappointments for coal exporters (via Sightline Daily)

Scientists on a quest for knowledge about coal dust risks (via EarthFix)

Ohio Supreme Court approves coal strip mining in state wildlife area (via Columbus Dispatch)


Scotland “No” vote removes doubt for $23 billion in new renewables (via Bloomberg)

Wind adds 1.4GW to upcoming Brazil renewables auction (via Recharge News)

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Can REthinking Power Generation Create A Renewable Energy Future?

September 18, 2014

Plummeting renewable energy prices mean we still have time to prevent dangerous climate change, but it’s crunch time for action, according to a new report.

U.S. Carbon Markets Just Dropped $400 Million On Clean Energy

September 12, 2014

The California and Northeast U.S. carbon markets just invested $400 million in cap-and-trade revenue in clean energy, efficiency, and emissions reductions.

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