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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 11.26.12

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. 

DOHA CLIMATE TALKS 

UN climate talks open in Qatar (via Time)

As Doha climate talks convene, report finds broken promises (via International Herald-Tribune)

UN talks seen falling short despite climate change fears (via Reuters)

Will US role at climate talks change after storm? (via Yahoo!/AP)

TRANSPORTATION 

DOE funding 20 Clean Cities projects with alt-fuel infrastructure (via Autoblog Green)

New technology harvests electricity from railroad train track vibrations (via Inhabitat)

RENEWABLES 

India to have 65GW renewable energy capacity by end of 2017 (via Panchabuta)

Saudi Arabia touts $109 billion solar strategy (via BusinessGreen)

Britain revives regulation in a push for renewable energy (via New York Times)

Largest solar power plant in world nears completion in Abu Dhabi (via CleanTechnica)

Indian renewable energy sector to create 2.4 million jobs by 2020 (via Energy Collective)

Another path to biofuels – two, actually (via New York Times)

Climate skeptic group targets state renewable energy mandates (via Washington Post)

SolarCity IPO scheduled for 2012 holiday season (via Greentech Media)

Solar energy sector lights up in California (via Yahoo!/Aljazeera)

Solar power plants burden the counties that host them (via Los Angeles Times)

NATURAL GAS 

Japan is eager to tap US natural gas supply (National Journal)

Europe’s shale boom lies in Sahara as Algeria woos Exxon (via Bloomberg)

Natural gas boom’s negative flip side (via Wall Street Journal)

Nine natural gas plants planned in Pennsylvania as coal facilities retire (via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

With ban on fracking, Colorado town lands in thick of dispute (via New York Times)

EMISSIONS 

Has the Kyoto Protocol made any difference to carbon emissions? (via Guardian)

RGGI emissions auctions create $617 million in clean economy investment (via CleanTechnica)

First large-scale US CCS plant reaches capture milestone (via BusinessGreen)

COAL 

The demise of coal-fired power plants (via Washington Post)

CLIMATE 

What could disappear with US sea level rise (via New York Times)

Why climate change is a matter of policy for insurers (via GreenBiz)

ENVIRONMENT 

Coastal erosion reaches alarming levels in Vietnam (via Thomson-Reuters)

World’s rivers running on empty (via Phys.org)

Army Corps cuts river flow raising barge worries on Mississippi (via Los Angeles Times/AP)

GRID 

Smart grid technology gains a toehold in Minnesota (via Minneapolis Star Tribune)

OPINION 

What does America’s energy boom mean for Washington? (via National Journal)

Northeast can learn on energy from hurricane-hit areas (via Politico)

Ohio’s next big decision: a clean or dirty energy future? (via Climate Progress)

OTHER NEWS 

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

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