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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 11.28.12

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 

China, Brazil call for $100 billion climate aid roadmap (via Bloomberg)

IEA officials see little hope for climate talks (via The Hill)

UN global warming summit: heading over the climate cliff (via Time)

Doha: a strange place to host a climate change conference (via The Guardian)

CLIMATE 

2012 expected to be ninth warmest year on record (via The Guardian)

Sea levels rising faster than IPCC projections (via Phys.org)

US heads for warmest year recorded in lower 48 states (via Bloomberg)

Cities in the age of climate consequences: Carbon Zero, chapter 1 (via Grist)

In 1989, NJ GOP governor issued climate order warning “of increase in intensity of major storms” (via Climate Progress)

RENEWABLES 

India ‘starts anti-dumping probe’ into PV imports from China, US (via Recharge)

UK study confirms true scale of renewables’ bad press (via BusinessGreen)

Italian small wind growing with feed-in tariff (via Renewable Energy World)

Solar power system prices still falling (via United Press International)

Let the sunshine in: the rise of solar EV charging (via Plugin Cars)

Wind output in MISO surpasses 10GW (via Sacramento Bee/PR Newswire)

As tax credit hangs in the balance, Texas sets another wind record (via StateImpact Texas)

SolarCity sets terms for an up to $151 million IPO (via GigaOm)

SolarCity prices its IPO but is it a solar company or a financial firm? (via Forbes)

Cape Wind moves forward with second PPA (via Sustainable Business)

Skeptics blast anti-renewable energy mandate study cited by Maine governor (via Portland Press-Herald)

COAL 

West Virginia economy expected to struggle in switch to gas (via Charleston Daily Mail)

EMISSIONS 

Plants, soils could accelerate climate’s warming, study warns (via InsideClimate News)

Carbon auction results cheer California regulators, investors, markets (via AOL Energy)

Obama fails first climate test by rejecting EU aviation carbon regime (via BusinessGreen)

NUCLEAR 

Nuclear power key issue in Japan elections (via United Press International)

US nuclear industry looks toward smaller reactors (via USA Today)

TRANSPORTATION 

Toyota plugs away at the next generation electric car battery (via MIT Technology Review)

GM accelerating EV development in China, R&D focus on batteries and lightweight materials (via Green Car Congress)

Chevy Spark unveiled, priced under $25k with tax incentives (via Autoblog)

API files lawsuit challenging biofuels mandate (via Houston Chronicle)

GRID 

Smart grid execs weigh in on the future of automated metering (via Renew Grid)

ENVIRONMENT 

Brazil’s deforestation at record low from 2011-2012 (via Mongabay)

UK floods to cost insurers up to $800 million, says PwC (via Bloomberg)

Washington is first state to tackle ocean acidification (via Los Angeles Times)

POLITICS 

Where does Susan Rice, potential State Department Secretary, stand on climate change? (via ClimateWire)

John Kerry expected to make climate a “banner issue” if he is Secretary of State (via E&E Daily)

OTHER NEWS 

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

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