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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.16.12

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.


Mexico poised to pass landmark climate change act (via BusinessGreen)

The new Cold War? As climate change melts polar ice cap, militaries vie for Arctic advantage (via Washington Post)

Texas mayors want permanent H20 restrictions (via StateImpact Texas)


Price ratio of crude oil to natural gas continues to increase (via US EIA)

Feds say natural seep is likely source of Gulf oil sheen (via Houston Chronicle)


EU’s “recession-busting” wind industry set to triple in value (via Bloomberg)

Siemens says wind industry must cut costs rapidly (via Reuters)

Dropping solar panel costs and grid parity (via Triple Pundit)

Chinese wind turbine makers mull Vestas takeover (via BusinessGreen)

Clouds on solar’s horizon (via New York Times)

Areva announces plans to build largest solar installation in Asia (via Inhabitat)

Green groups sue to stop California wind project that threatens condor (via Forbes)

California schools harness sunshine to cut energy costs (via Los Angeles Times)


Obama order coordinates federal oversight of fracking, gas development (via The Hill)

Total says “significant” progress made on North Sea gas leak (via Houston Chronicle)

US regulators to vote on LNG export project next week (via Reuters)

States back website for fracking disclosure (via Politico)

Japanese utilities use record LNG in 2011 as reactors idle (via Bloomberg)

More on the link between earthquakes and fracking (via New York Times)

Waterless fracking method could sidestep NY gas drilling ban (via InsideClimate News)

Fracking wastewater rules pushed for all drillers in Pennsylvania (via Associated Press)


IBM, Honda try connecting EVS directly to utilities (via Greentech Media)

The most affordable fuel-efficient cars for 2012 (via The Good Human)

How green are electric cars? Depends on where you plug in (via New York Times)

7 million car buyers to be pushed out of the market by fuel economy rules (via Autoblog Green)


New climate strategy: buy the damn coal and keep it in the ground (via Grist)

Northwest coal export projects could have ‘significant’ public health impacts, EPA says (via Oregonian)


China is leading the race for clean energy jobs (via InsideClimate News)


British Columbia mayors steel themselves for fight against Kinder Morgan pipeline (via Globe and Mail) 


Smart meter security: the human element (via Earth2Tech)

Earth Day and the polling of America 2012 (via GreenBiz)

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