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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 1.2.13

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not mean endorsement. Client relationships are disclosed where applicable. 

FISCAL CLIFF IMPACT 

Senate version of fiscal cliff legislation includes 12 energy tax extenders (via Green Car Congress)

Wind energy tax credits survive as Congress passes fiscal cliff deal (via GigaOm)

AWEA hails PTC extension as part of fiscal cliff package (via Recharge)

CLIMATE 

Farmers urge UK to provide extreme weather insurance (via BusinessGreen)

Study finds pine beetles moving into trees at higher elevations on mountain slopes (via Huffington Post)

OIL/NATURAL GAS 

Analysts say Gulf of Mexico will be strongest offshore drilling market (via Houston Chronicle)

Oil rig runs aground in Alaska, reviving fears about Arctic drilling (via New York Times)

RENEWABLES 

Ethanol producers thinking of using corn for…food (via Autoblog Green)

Danish give thumbs-up to living nearby wind turbines (via EarthTechling)

GREEN BUILDING 

Utilities eye greater role in building codes (via Midwest Energy News)

Green roofs could grow energy savings for London firms (via BusinessGreen)

NUCLEAR

Uprates can increase US nuclear capacity substantially without building new reactors (via US EIA)

OPINION 

Fiscal cliff molehill masks climate cliff fissure (via Huffington Post)

Rig accident off Alaska shows dangers of extreme energy (via Time)

Lisa Jackson’s legacy at the EPA (via The Guardian)

OTHER NEWS 

An additional listing of clean energy and climate news is posted at Climate Progress

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