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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.22.15

May 22, 2015

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

CLIMATE 

Satellites reveal rapid acceleration of Antarctic glacier ice loss (via Carbon Brief)

UN climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan inks pledge (via Reuters)

Business leaders prepare for limited UN climate deal in Paris (via The Guardian)

CIA shuts down climate research program (via national Journal)

NATURAL GAS 

Britain’s new government set to kick-start shale ambitions (via Reuters)

GRID 

Western grid can withstand disturbances under high renewables penetration (via North American Windpower)

RENEWABLES 

The rise of solar in Central America in 2015 (via PV Tech)

EU anti-fraud office probing imports… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.21.15

May 21, 2015

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

EMISSIONS

Top 32 energy firms tied to almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions (via Reuters)

Low carbon price shows market does not believe in ETS reform, says utility (via Reuters)

COAL 

India to eclipse China as top coal importer in 2015 (via Reuters)

RENEWABLES 

7.7 million renewable jobs worldwide in 2014 (via CleanTechnica)

Clean energy investment in non G-20 countries grows to 8% of global total (via Greentech Media)

IHS: Record Q1 for inverter shipments (via PV Magazine)

Japan’s growth in domestic solar shipments slows in FY 2014 (via Bloomberg)

Germany closes first round… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.20.15

May 20, 2015

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

CLIMATE

Past 12 months tied for warmest on record (via Climate Central)

California, international leaders sign climate change agreement (via Reuters)

Obama: Climate change “serious threat to global security” (via The Hill)

Maps depict China’s coasts under scenario of dramatic sea level rise (via Yale e360)

Global warming poses particular risk for old, tall trees (via Climate Progress)

Climate change dominates marathon Shell annual general meeting (via The Guardian)

South Dakota to require climate change lessons in school (via Midwest Energy News)

RENEWABLES

India to install 2GW solar PV in 2015, says Mercom (via PV Tech)

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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.19.15

May 19, 2015

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

ENERGY POLICY 

Fossil fuels subsidized by $10 million a minute, says IMF (via The Guardian)

U.S. top in clean tech, renewables, EVs globally (via Utility Dive)

Regulators seek climate rule “safety valve” to protect electric grid (via The Hill)

Critics hear EPA’s voice in “public comments” (via New York Times)

RENEWABLES 

Developing countries are racing to install wind and solar (via Washington Post)

Japanese utilities invest in big batteries to help bring more renewables online (via Greentech Media)

Jordan’s latest tender awards send “strong signal” to Middle East solar markets (via PV Tech)

UK to press ahead… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.18.15

May 18, 2015

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

EMISSIONS 

Canada sets reduced goal to cut emissions by 2030 (via Climate Central)

Angela Merkel seeks global emissions-trading market to protect climate (via Bloomberg)

U.S. power plant emissions to rise by 2040 without Obama’s Clean Power Plan (via International Business Times)

California’s cap-and-trade program is key to Jerry Brown’s agenda (via Los Angeles Times)

COAL

Germany ministry softens CO2 emission demands for coal power plants (via Reuters)

Norwegian pension fund urged to dump $12 billion in high-risk coal investments (via Renew Economy)

RENEWABLES 

Latin America solar PV installations to rise 350% in 2015 (via PV Tech)

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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.15.15

May 15, 2015

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

EMISSIONS 

China sheds emissions equivalent of entire UK output over first four months of 2015 (via BusinessGreen)

India, China to submit emission pledge “well before” December (via Bloomberg)

Business leaders divided over call for global carbon price at Paris Climate Summit (via BusinessGreen)

University of Washington to divest from coal companies (via The Guardian)

WRI report outlines U.S. carbon pricing alternatives (via CleanTechnica)

COAL 

China is on track for the biggest reduction in coal use ever recorded (via Quartz)

SNL predicts over 12,000MW of coal plants will retire in 2015 (via Utility Dive)

Supreme Court’s eventual mercury… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.14.15

May 14, 2015

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

CLIMATE

New climate deal seen aiding GDP, lacking sanctions – UN chief (via Reuters)

EU diplomats approve proposal to start CO2 market reform in 2019 (via Reuters)

Europe sets all-time May heat record for second time this month (via Weather Underground)

Climate change and the rise of “advocacy investors” (via GreenBiz)

COAL 

China coal decline continues as economy flatlines (via RTCC)

RENEWABLES 

IHS: Solar tracker market reached 4GW in 2014 (via PV Magazine)

UK renewables investment hit record £10.7 billion in 2014, says PwC (via BusinessGreen)

UK renewable generation increased 20%, says REA (via PV… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.13.15

May 13, 2015

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

CLIMATE

Antarctic Larsen-C ice shelf at risk of collapse, warns study (via Carbon Brief)

Research finds surprising link between warm temperatures and low math scores (via Washington Post)

Pope says environmental sinners will face God’s judgment for world hunger (via The Guardian)

Pope’s top adviser blasts U.S. climate skeptics (via The Hill)

G7 energy ministers upbeat on Paris climate deal (via Reuters)

ENERGY POLICY

Germany’s powerhouse feels pinch of Merkel’s shift to renewables (via Renewable Energy World)

Alaska’s tricky intersection of Obama’s energy and climate legacies (via New York Times)

Philip Moeller leaving FERC, will remain until replacement… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.12.15

May 12, 2015

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

CLIMATE

Sea levels rising at faster clip as polar melt accelerates, shows new study (via Washington Post)

Troubling new research says global warming will cut wheat yields (via Washington Post)

A climate modeling strategy that won’t hurt the climate (via New York Times)

The argument that convinces a libertarian to support aggressive climate action (via Vox)

ENERGY POLICY

U.S. taxpayers subsidizing world’s biggest fossil fuel companies (via The Guardian)

RENEWABLES

EPIA forms task force to guide European solar O&M efforts (via PV Tech)

Global solar manufacturers look to India for new manufacturing capacity (via Energy Collective)

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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.8.15

May 8, 2015

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

CLIMATE

Scientists warn of “runaway” West Antarctic ice melt (via RTCC)

India pledges to fight climate change but falls short of stating emissions cap (via The Guardian)

ENERGY POLICY

Maui will study impacts of potential split from HECO (via Utility Dive)

Sen. Murkowski introduces 17 bills in push for comprehensive energy legislation (via Utility Dive)

CPUC commissioner floats compromise on electric rate structure (via Utility Dive)

RENEWABLES

Rooftop solar in Brazil can reach 2GW if tax is dropped (via Bloomberg)

Tentative renewable energy target compromise reached in Australia (via Renew Economy)

France to install solar-plus-storage on… Continue reading >

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