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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 11.15.12

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 

Doha UN conference: carbon cut talks must wait, says key negotiator (via The Guardian)

Carbon output from Canada oil sands higher than thought (via Reuters)

Carbon fee from Obama seen viable with Exxon backing (via Bloomberg)

California’s cap-and-trade emissions trading program is second largest in world (via Treehugger)

(Almost) everything you need to know about implementing a carbon tax (via Climate Progress)

Newlight turns greenhouse gases into high-performance biodegradable plastic (via Treehugger)

GRID 

Thousands seen dying if terrorists attack US power grid (via Bloomberg)

The time is now to enhance grid resiliency (via Renew Grid)

OIL 

Why IEA oil forecast is unrealistically high (via Energy Collective)

BP to pay record criminal penalty in US oil spill settlement (via Reuters)

RENEWABLES 

Wind industry could provide a fifth of global electricity by 2030 (via BusinessGreen)

Australia targets 85% energy generation from renewable sources by 2050 (via CleanTechnica)

Wind PTC stalemate takes bite out of green jobs (via Greentech Media)

Do state RPS still run the renewable energy engines? (via Renewable Energy World)

How Chicago’s municipal aggregation could be a boon for renewables (via Midwest Energy News)

Red State Renewable Alliance forms to broaden support for wind energy (via Sacramento Bee)

Another US loan guarantee project powering up (via Greentech Media)

GE reaches milestone with 20,000th wind turbine installation (via Recharge)

TRANSPORTATION

GM aims to build 500,000 electric vehicles a year (via Chicago Tribune/Reuters)

Consumer interest in electric vehicles is declining (via Renew Grid)

How this summer’s drought might affect your car’s gasoline (via Autoblog)

An afterlife for the electric car battery (via New York Times)

COAL 

Europe and Asia are the leading destinations for US coal exports in 2012 (via US EIA)

CLIMATE 

Climate change risks soar for emerging Asian superpowers (via BusinessGreen)

Obama vows climate efforts but stays vague on agenda (via The Hill)

Obama affirms support for action on climate change (via Climate Central)

Obama says climate change to take backseat to economy (via Politico)

Lessons for US from a flood-prone land (via New York Times)

Senate hearing to delve into Sandy’s climate link (via The Hill)

ENERGY POLICY 

France setting up electricity capacity market (via Reuters)

Americans (still) have no idea what drives energy use (via Greentech Media)

GREEN BUSINESS 

London Olympics celebrates carbon savings record (via BusinessGreen)

Survey: green building dominates global construction market (via BusinessGreen)

NATURAL GAS 

The new boom: shale gas fueling an American industrial revival (via Washington Post)

Industry confident about future of US natural gas (via Houston Chronicle)

OPINION 

California’s cap-and-trade program is good news for cleantech (via San Jose Mercury News)

There’s not gonna be a carbon tax (via Grist)

Ken Burns: Before Sandy, there was the Dust Bowl (via Mother Jones)

Why voters didn’t buy TV attack ads from fossil fuel interests (via Climate Progress)

OTHER NEWS 

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

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