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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.25.12

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.


Climate goals require $5 trillion investment by 2020 (via Bloomberg)

Unilever: climate change cost company 200m last year (via BusinessGreen)


Green infrastructure could save cities billions (via The Atlantic)

LA shines as Energy Star building leader (via Earth Techling)


Interior: fracking regs still not ready for prime time (via The Hill)

ALEC and ExxonMobil push loopholes in fracking chemical disclosure rules (via ProPublica)


Gamesa and Toyota ink electric vehicle partnership (via BusinessGreen)

Biofuel powers Boeing 787 across the Pacific (via Earth Techling)

Beijing auto show to unveil cleaner cars (via Mother Nature Network)

Real electric car battery costs remain elusive (via Plugin Cars)

Should we worry about cities abandoned by airlines? (via Washington Post)


Reid draws line against Keystone (via The Hill)


China’s government wants 10MW offshore wind turbines by 2015 (via Recharge) 

Nine out of 10 UK residents want more renewable energy (via The Guardian)

Vestas hits 50GW milestone: over 46,000 wind turbines installed worldwide (via CleanTechnica)

Solar reaches grid parity in 200 utility service districts (via Facts of the Day)

Missouri geothermal project ‘will halve campus energy use’ (via Environmental Leader)

ALEC says it plans to craft legislation to take down state renewable energy targets (via ClimateProgress)

Solar silicon falling 9% widens slump that hit Solyndra (via Bloomberg)

How to make solar even cheaper? Make it plug-and-play (via Greenbang) 


DOJ files first criminal charges in connection with BP oil spill (via The Hill)

New drilling production in Eagle Ford surges (via Houston Chronicle)

Blown-out well spills 2,000 tons of crude oil into Russian Arctic (via Inhabitat)


How tripling government investment made clean energy cheaper (via Energy Collective)

California PUC decides no new fossil plants needed until 2020 or later (via Facts of the Day)


5 best iPhone apps to make you more energy efficient (via The Good Human)

How Microsoft is using data to slash its energy bills (via GreenBiz)


Solar powered process could finally make concrete greener (via TreeHugger)

Lockheed Martin flies toward higher environmental goals (via GreenBiz)

Can recycling be bad for the environment? (via Forbes)

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