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Renewable Energy Could Hit 36% Of Global Energy Use, But There’s A Biomass Catch

August 21, 2014

Would you pay $2.50 to double sustainable energy’s share of the global energy market, reduce carbon dioxide emissions 8.6 gigatonnes (Gt), and create 900,000 new net jobs in the energy sector by 2030?

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 8.20.14

August 20, 2014

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

ENERGY POLICY 

Japanese government seeks to deregulate utility market, boost renewables (via Renewable Energy World)

Exelon and Pepco seek Maryland PSC blessing of $7 billion merger (via Renew Grid)

CLIMATE 

NWF warns climate change could ruin “outdoor” experience (via The Hill)

Report: California should prepare for 3-foot sea level rise this century (via San Francisco Examiner)

RENEWABLES 

Australia renewable review chills $20 billion clean energy industry (via Bloomberg)

China’s wind power industry shows overall recovery (via Renewable Energy World)

Renewables set new records in U.S., Germany (via Breaking Energy)

Mexico approves 220MW of solar projects (via Bloomberg)

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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 8.19.14

August 19, 2014

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

EMISSIONS 

Guandong Province adds 20 million permits to China’s biggest carbon market (via Reuters)

COAL 

UK lobbying to keep open one of Europe’s dirtiest coal power plants (via The Guardian)

China’s coal consumption just fell for the first time in a century (via Energy Collective)

Oregon Department of State Lands denies coal export terminal permit (via The Oregonian)

Did this smart business deal just end the South’s overdependence on coal? (via Forbes)

RENEWABLES 

Solar boom driving first global panel shortage since 2006 (via Bloomberg)

Abbott’s new attack on renewables may spark another solar boom (via Renew Economy)

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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 8.18.14

August 18, 2014

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

EMISSIONS 

China’s carbon plans: Secrecy and oversupply darken outlook (via Reuters)

South Carolina coal plant, efficient but doomed, offers lessons for states grappling with EPA rule (via Greenwire)

NUCLEAR 

The costs of caring for Europe’s nuclear plants (via Reuters)

RENEWABLES 

Courts worldwide reject anti-wind experts and their evidence (via Renew Economy)

China seeks to close loophole on solar polysilicon import duties (via Bloomberg)

Low-carbon technologies deliver over half Spain’s power as renewables output soars (via BusinessGreen)

Federal court upholds renewables integration planning rule for electric grid (via The Hill)

UC Irvine tops U.S. sustainability efforts in “Cool… Continue reading >

US Installs 835MW New Wind Energy So Far In 2014, 14.6GW On The Way

August 15, 2014

America built 835MW new wind energy capacity in 2014, boosting the economy, and could add an additional 14,600MW despite ongoing federal policy uncertainty.

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 8.15.14

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

ENVIRONMENT 

India plans to spend $1 billion to clean waters by 2017 (via Bloomberg)

Crippling California drought levels off, map shows (via Los Angeles Times)

California drought holds steady amid summer storms (via Huffington Post/Reuters)

COAL 

Poland considering sanctions on Russian coal imports (via Reuters)

Charlotte considers swapping land with Duke Energy to bury coal ash (via Charlotte Observer)

RENEWABLES 

Citigroup: Solar set to shine as costs plummet (via BusinessGreen)

Renewable energy companies to invest $7 billion in Chile power (via Bloomberg)

Italy imposes retroactive changes to feed-in tariff for solar PV (Renew Economy)

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10 Ways To Integrate Social Media Into Your Cause’s Website

August 14, 2014

Note: This post was originally published on Visceral’s Applied Intuition blog

By Dana Jensen

By now it’s well understood  social media is important for a cause-driven organization. When integrated with your website, it can increase traffic and heighten interactions with your audiences in new and meaningful ways. These are the top 10 ways we recommend integrating the different platforms of social media into your website:

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 8.14.14

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

ENVIRONMENT 

Worst drought in 50 years hits China’s breadbasket (via Market Watch)

Brown signs $7.5 billion plan to ease California drought (via Bloomberg)

GRID 

Report: Some retiring U.S. power plants may not need to be replaced (via Renew Grid)

PJM may expand capacity market rules: Handout to fossil fuels, or needed reliability boost? (via Greentech Media)

RENEWABLES 

Global renewable energy status uncovered (via Renewable Energy World)

Wave and tidal power costing more than forecast (via Bloomberg)

U.K. renewables industry celebrates record start to 2014 (via BusinessGreen)

Minnesota PUC passes on value of solar, but likely not for… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 8.13.14

August 13, 2014

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

GREEN BUSINESS 

Report: U.S. green employment surge takes clean job opportunities past 2.6 million (via BusinessGreen)

America’s Top 10 “coolest schools” in sustainability (via EcoWatch)

COAL 

U.S. anti-coal dominoes hit BRICS wall, other skeptics (via Reuters)

Coal generation down as Germany breaks yet another renewables record (via BusinessGreen)

Coal makes a comeback, for now (via National Journal)

RENEWABLES 

Europe’s green energy rules cost UK $156 billion (via Bloomberg)

China and India’s GW-scale solar plans (via Renew Economy)

Chinese offshore wind market stagnating, disappointing investors (via Renewable Energy World)

Central America poised for clean tech… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 8.12.14

August 12, 2014

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

CLIMATE 

In the ocean, clues to climate change (via New York Times)

UN: Climate adaptation investment will ensure Africa’s growth (via BusinessGreen)

Report: Great Barrier Reef’s greatest threat is climate change (via The Guardian)

“Remarkable” warming reported in Central California coastal waters (via Los Angeles Times)

ENERGY POLICY 

Mexico opens gas and oil sectors to foreign, private firms (via ABC News/AP)

RENEWABLES 

Mexico and Central America – emerging clean energy powerhouses (via Bloomberg)

Japan challenges China to be world’s biggest solar market in 2014 (via Renew Economy)

Brazil readies big push on solar energy but companies are… Continue reading >

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