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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 – 4.17.14

April 17, 2014

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

CLIMATE 

EU to host industry talks ahead of setting 2030 climate goals (via Reuters)

Farmers seeking heat relief signal Brazil climate peril (via Bloomberg)

California drought/polar vortex jet stream pattern linked to global warming (via Weather Underground)

COAL 

Is this the end of China’s coal boom? (via Climate Progress) 

North Carolina governor proposes new coal ash plan (via Citizen-Times/AP)

RENEWABLES 

Yingli forms $160 million China solar project fund (via Recharge)

HSBC says wind and solar best picks in climate stocks (via Renew Economy)

Gaps linger between clean energy and bond market support, says report (via ClimateWire)

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Offshore Wind Advances in Rhode Island, Texas, Georgia

April 15, 2014

America’s nascent offshore wind industry took several steps forward over the past month with project announcements in Rhode Island, Texas, and Georgia.

Vermont Boosts Solar By Nearly Quadrupling Net Metering Cap

April 10, 2014

Solar has scored a big win in Vermont, as the state quadrupled its net metering cap, citing environmental and economic benefits.

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.8.14

April 8, 2014

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

NATURAL GAS 

Ukraine leader warns of Russian natural gas shut-off (via Wall Street Journal)

Half of 2013 US power plant capacity additions came from natural gas (via US EIA)

EMISSIONS 

EPA’s McCarthy says draft emissions rules will give states new tools (via Los Angeles Times)

ENERGY POLICY 

Where clean energy dollars went in 2013 (via Bloomberg)

Four snapshots of American energy use (via Energy.gov)

RENEWABLES 

Cheap solar power pushes renewables growth worldwide (via Climate Central)

Germany ushers in renewable energy reform (via Reuters)

India ups 2014 solar PV target by 30% to 1,000MW (via CleanTechnica)

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