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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 10.12.12

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. 

EMISSIONS 

By 2020, Indonesian palm oil plantations will release more CO2 than Canada (via Climate Progress)

Researchers describe “where” and “when” of lifecycle emissions from US gasoline and ethanol (via Green Car Congress)

How’s that big carbon-capture push going? Slowly, too slowly (via Washington Post)

TRANSPORTATION 

Low-carbon cars can drive 100,000 jobs in Europe (via BusinessGreen)

Small car sales soar as gas prices rise (via Green Car Reports)

Early electric car converts remain committed – with caveats (via New York Times)

Land Rover says plug-in hybrid Range Rover on the way (via Autoblog Green)

RENEWABLES 

Trade case combatants spar over impact of Commerce ruling (via Greenwire)

India’s renewable energy growth highest globally (via Panchabuta)

Germany eyes cap for wind and biofuels subsidies (via Reuters)

Mexico president-elect taps Merkel know-how on renewable energy (via Reuters)

Solar makes up 83% of 1.8 gigawatts of clean energy projects approved by Japan (via Renewable Energy World)

Ontario soon to be renewable energy superpower (via EarthTechling)

How grid parity (among other fallacies) almost killed the solar industry (via Renewable Energy World)

When will US offshore wind be cost-competitive? (via Greentech Media)

How wind power helps lower electricity prices (via Climate Progress)

Vestas cuts 800 North American jobs as orders slow (via Reuters)

US biomass has four times renewable energy potential as biofuel from corn (via Union of Concerned Scientists)

Mid-Atlantic wildlife studies sees as crucial to offshore wind industry’s future (via Greenwire)

US struggles to rescue biofuel program hit by fraud (via New York Times)

KEYSTONE XL 

Journalists detained at Keystone pipeline protest (via Houston Chronicle)

GREEN BUSINESS 

Corporate sustainability budgets set to rise in 2013 (via BusinessGreen)

NUCLEAR 

Study: European nuclear power plants are not ready for disaster (via Inhabitat)

GRID 

Global smart grid tech race intensifies (via AOL Energy)

Can a smart grid help India? (via Greentech Media)

COAL 

The marketplace is turning from coal (via Washington Post)

Native Americans add potent voice against plan for Northwest coal terminals (via New York Times)

CLIMATE 

Speed of ocean acidification concerns scientists (via Triple Pundit)

Forests to feel climate change effect – damage could cost billions (via Phys.org)

120 Florida scientists and government officials urge presidential candidates to address sea level rise (via Union of Concerned Scientists)

NATURAL GAS/FRACKING 

Shale gas by the numbers (via Houston Chronicle)

Wyoming water tests in line with EPA fracking finding (via Bloomberg)

Industry-funded study finds fracking for oil safe for Los Angeles (via Bloomberg)

POLITICS 

Ryan vs. Biden: VP debate tackles green pork, oil, & Solyndra (via Treehugger)

Ryan misfires on green stimulus accusations (via EarthTechling)

Bill Clinton talks climate change better than anyone (via Treehugger)

Washington State could elect the greenest governor in America (via Sustainable Business)

OTHER NEWS 

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

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