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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 9.30.14

September 30, 2014

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

EMISSIONS 

Beijing emissions drop in carbon market’s first year (via Environmental Leader)

EPA’s McCarthy: Clean Power Plan state targets, compliance options could change (via SNL Energy)

Despite UN climate summit, fossil fuel firms are in for the long term (via The Guardian)

COAL 

China to overhaul coal resource taxes to boost domestic producers (via Reuters)

RENEWABLES 

IEA says solar could be world’s top electricity source by 2050 (via The Guardian)

Japan has added 11GW of clean energy since July 2012 (via Bloomberg)

Utilities limit access as clean energy tests Japan’s grid (via Bloomberg)

Schneider joins Mexican distributed… Continue reading >

Can This California University Create A Zero Emission Vehicle Future?

September 24, 2014

The University of California-Davis is doing all it can to put America, China, and the world into the fast lane toward a zero-emission vehicle future.

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 9.24.14

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

UN CLIMATE SUMMIT

Here’s what major nations pledged at the UN climate summit (via National Journal)

Fortune 500 companies take center stage at UN climate summit (via Fortune)

Obama: U.S., China must lead on climate change efforts (via Wall Street Journal)

China, U.S. make treaty pledges during climate summit (via Climate Central)

UN climate summit pledges to halt loss of natural forest by 2030 (via The Guardian)

Major firms pledge climate change disclosure as “fiduciary duty” (via Environmental Leader)

COAL 

India’s top court scraps nearly all coal blocks allocated since 1993 (via Reuters)

Coal mogul Murray says more bankruptcies… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 9.22.14

September 22, 2014

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

CLIMATE 

U.S.-China rifts on hacking, spying put aside for climate collaboration (via Bloomberg)

U.S. will not commit to climate aid for poor nations at UN summit (via The Guardian)

Three decades until carbon budget is eaten through (via Climate Central)

“Largest-ever” climate change march rolls through NYC (via USA Today)

Denying climate change “will cost us billions of dollars,” warns U.S. budget director (via Climate Progress)

Climate protesters pledge risking arrest during Wall Street sit-in (via Reuters)

RENEWABLES 

European nations increasing electricity generation from no-carbon sources (via U.S. EIA)

China named most attractive renewables market; U.S. falls to #2Continue reading >

The Clean Energy Economy: 2.7 Million Green Jobs, 40% Fewer Emissions

September 19, 2014

America’s transition to a clean energy economy could create 2.7 million green jobs and cut emissions 40% for less than we already spend on fossil fuels.

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 9.19.14

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

COAL 

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)

RENEWABLES 

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)

Continue reading >

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.

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 9.18.14

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

TRANSPORTATION 

Can this California university create a zero-emission vehicle future? (via CleanTechnica)

OIL 

Benefits of Atlantic offshore drilling outweigh costs, says study (via The Hill)

BP plans deeper offshore oil drilling despite court ruling (via Bloomberg)

RENEWABLES 

Asia-Pacific solar installations could pass 17GW in second half 2014 (via PV Tech)

Global offshore wind market poised for fivefold growth (via BusinessGreen)

Leading the charge in Mexico’s renewable energy revolution (via Renewable Energy World)

Brazil state plans solar auction as it seeks local panel plant (via Bloomberg)

Lazard: U.S. renewable reach cost-parity tipping point (via BusinessGreen)

Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 9.17.14

September 17, 2014

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

COAL 

China coal restrictions may have little impact on imports (via Reuters)

Coal sector eyes salvation in green bond market (via RTCC)

Coal industry market value contracting again after brief rebound (via SNL Energy)

Peabody Energy to be removed from S&P 500 index (via Post-Dispatch)

U.S. Corps of Engineers halts Oregon coal terminal review pending permit outcome (via The Oregonian)

RENEWABLES 

China wind sector braces for feed-in tariff cuts (via Recharge News)

Funding released to accelerate 740MW of new renewables in Chile (via PV Tech)

UK solar farm issues Europe’s first certified climate bonds (via BusinessGreen)

Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 9.16.14

September 16, 2014

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

COAL 

China bans coal with high ash or sulfur to fight smog (via Bloomberg)

GAO: More coal power plants to retire than previously thought (via The Hill)

Coal power shows zero growth in 2014, report shows (via Climate Central)

In mining country, “war on coal” hard to see (via Boston Globe)

Study: Black lung at historically high levels in Appalachia (via Charleston Daily Mail)

EMISSIONS 

Big corporations leading the way on climate change with carbon pricing (via the Guardian)

Study: Urban air pollution may affect brains of young children (via Yale e360)

RENEWABLES 

Global renewable energy capacity… Continue reading >

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