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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 3.2.15

March 2, 2015

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

COAL 

China coal demand decline expected to continue, says Beijing expert (via RTCC)

Modi commits to clean environment by doubling India’s coal tax (via Bloomberg)

Can Oregon go coal free by 2025? (via The Energy Collective)

Coal industry, enviros wage PR war over Clean Power Plan (via Greenwire)

Coal company says EPA climate rule already hurting industry (via The Hill)

Cloud Peak projects major coal export losses (via Sightline Daily)

RENEWABLES 

India to quadruple renewable capacity to 175GW by 2022 (via Bloomberg)

Regional PV module prices vary by as much as $.016 per watt (via Greentech Media)

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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 2.27.15

February 27, 2015

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

GRID 

Grid’s electricity storage market booms as regulators race to develop safety standards (via ClimateWire)

New York REV order will deliver more clean energy, stronger grid, lower bills (via NRDC Switchboard)

EMISSIONS 

A February first: CO2 levels pass 400ppm milestone (via Climate Central)

Manufacturers: Even with costs halved, EPA ozone regulation could still be most expensive (via The Hill)

RENEWABLES 

Giant turbines driving down offshore wind costs, finds study (via BusinessGreen)

Clean power is on its way for data centers as a service (via GigaOm)

Big utilities charge into distributed energy, one step at a time (via Renew… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 2.26.15

February 26, 2015

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

GRID 

Germany delays decision on power lines until summer (via Retuers)

Annual transmission synchrophasor revenue expected to reach $16.7 billion by 2023 (via Navigant Research)

Energy storage industry learns from solar: Third-party financing a growing trend (via Forbes)

California schools save $1 million on energy storage-EV charging combo (via CleanTechnica)

The new (and improved) electric grid in California (via NRDC Switchboard)

ENERGY POLICY 

Europe reforms cap-and-trade, lays out climate vision (via Climate Central)

Canadian Solar’s CEO hopes for Japan power market deregulation (via PV Tech)

Governors in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island announce energy policy collaboration (via Hartford… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 2.25.15

February 25, 2015

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

CLIMATE 

Europe releases vision for a Paris climate change deal (via RTCC)

U.S. sea level north of New York City “jumped by 128mm” (via BBC)

Climate change will hit America in the breadbasket, say scientists (via NBC News)

KEYSTONE XL 

Obama vetoes Keystone XL (via The Hill)

Obama’s Keystone XL veto not a death blow to pipeline (via Climate Central)

White House: Possibility still does exist Obama could approve Keystone XL (via The Hill)

On terror alert: Inside Big Oil’s fight to build Keystone XL (via Bloomberg)

RENEWABLES 

European Commission promises new renewable energy package… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 2.24.15

February 24, 2015

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

CLIMATE 

Burst of warming may end lull in rising temperatures (via New Scientist)

Vancouver versus the rising sea: How the city adapts to climate change (via The Guardian)

Here’s where ocean acidification will hit the U.S. hardest (via Climate Central)

COAL 

Coal companies, critics face off over proposal to reform federal royalties (via Casper Star-Tribune)

RENEWABLES 

Japan panel proposes solar tariff cut of as much as 16% on costs (via Bloomberg)

New study sees solar at 2c/kWh – the cheapest source of electricity (via Renew Economy) 

Solar power to become cheapest source of energy in next 10… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 2.23.15

February 23, 2015

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

CLIMATE 

Deeper ties to corporate cash for doubtful climate researcher (via New York Times)

Five ways people frame climate change debates (via The Guardian)

RENEWABLES 

China to overtake U.S. as leading wind producer by 2016 (via CleanTechnica)

Deutsche Bank seeks to buy $1 billion in green bonds (via Bloomberg)

Australian government orders solar install quality investigation (via PV Tech)

Higher RIN prices support continued ethanol blending despite lower gasoline prices (via US EIA)

DOE to issue funding opportunity for larger wind turbine blades (via Green Car Congress) 

10 SEO Tips Nonprofits Should Know in 2015

February 20, 2015

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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 2.20.15

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

ENERGY POLICY 

White House sees wide-ranging benefits in energy boom (via The Hill)

7 charts show electric power priorities for 2015 and beyond (via Greentech Media)

GRID 

As battery costs fall, Australia is a test case for grid defection (via Greentech Media)

New York and California are building the grid of the future (via RMI Outlet)

RENEWABLES 

India, Africa charging ahead on renewable energy (via Sustainable Business)

Is utility-scale solar finally about to take off in Australia? (via Renew Economy)

Denmark starts race for 350MW of near shore wind power (via Recharge News)

India’s largest… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 2.19.15

February 19, 2015

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

CLIMATE 

Sea ice declines globally despite Antarctica gains (via Climate Central)

Corals everywhere could lose their color in 2015, says NOAA (via RTCC)

California becomes water scarce and energy hungry (via Climate Central)

Miami is already sinking under rising sea levels (via Grist)

New York City could be 9 degrees warmer, 39 inches wetter by 2080 (via Grist)

GRID 

Revenue from building energy management systems expected to reach nearly $10.8 billion by 2024 (via Navigant Research)

Why the power grid of the future is in California and New York State (via Christian Science Monitor)

As smart grid… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 2.18.15

February 18, 2015

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

CLIMATE 

Climate change poised to make infectious disease outbreaks more frequent (via Newsweek)

New York City could see up to six feet of sea level rise this century (via Huffington Post)

Intense New England hurricanes much more numerous during warmer climate (via Weather Underground)

Feds offer $8 million for American Indian climate adaptation (via The Hill)

Oregon Senate advances climate change measure (via AP/WRAL)

NATURAL GAS 

Marcellus Shale production numbers break another record (via StateImpact Pennsylvania)

Ohio Supreme Court rules local governments cannot regulate fracking (via Columbus Dispatch)

RENEWABLES

UK approves offshore wind farm with… Continue reading >

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