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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 11.23.12

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. 


UN climate chief: talks are making slow, steady progress (via Yale e360)

Developing nations push rich on climate targets ahead of Doha UN talks (via Reuters)

Obama under pressure to show Doha he is serious on climate change (via The Guardian)


China says its emissions won’t peak until GDP increases fivefold (via BusinessGreen)

EU demands tougher emissions cuts from 20 to 30 percent by 2020 (via BusinessGreen)

UK government ditches de-carbonization target until 2016 (via BusinessGreen)

Institutional investors call for clear carbon policy (via Environmental Leader)

London hails position as carbon trading hub following latest EU auction (via BusinessGreen)


UK energy deal triples renewables subsidy by 2020 (via Reuters)

Germany seeks to pass offshore wind law before year-end (via Bloomberg)

China’s clean-energy power output rises 48% in October (via Bloomberg)

Japan to add 1.8GW of PV solar this year on large-scale surge (via Recharge)

Scotland schools the United States on offshore wind initiatives (via Renewable Energy World)

Wind power sweeps Texas into third overall US rank (via Houston Chronicle)

Texas grid operator beats previous wind power record by 150MW (via Renew Grid)

Public Service Commission green lights Georgia Power’s 210MW solar plan (via Renew Grid)


China’s power grid plans: a $250 billion white elephant? (via Reuters)

UK and Denmark hold early talks on subsea power connection (via Recharge)

SDG&E pushes the envelope on cutting grid outages (via Greentech Media)


Drought puts trees the world over ‘at the edge’ (via Climate Central)

Europe’s €13 billion-climate change bill is on the rise (via BusinessGreen)

Climate change may increase Europe’s rich-poor divide (via


South Korea urged to restore trust in nuclear power (via Reuters)

France faces twin tasks of aging nuclear fleet and staff (via Reuters)

Germany’s nuclear exit proves costly for energy group E.ON (via Reuters)


GM rolls out China-developed electric car in world’s top auto market (via Reuters)

Coda tosses in a free Level 2 charger with EV purchase (via EarthTechling)

Car thieves avoiding Toyota Prius (via Autoblog)


‘Euphoria’ about China’s gas potential masks cool reception to shale lease auction (via EnergyWire)


Energy efficiency lobby hunts for new allies in GOP (via The Hill)

Major utilities adopt Opower’s new energy engagement platform (via EarthTechling)


Good news on green building around the world (via Sustainable Business)

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