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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 6.12.12

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.


Aviation industry reiterates trade war warning over EU’s carbon plans (via BusinessGreen)

A123 Systems claims battery technology breakthrough (via New York Times)

Hydro-Quebec developing five-minute electric vehicle recharge technology (via Autoblog Green)

Environmental objections in path of California bullet train (via Los Angeles Times)


Japan wins scientists’ panel nod to restart atomic reactors (via Bloomberg)


Solar boom pushes global renewables investment to $257 billion in 2011 (via BusinessGreen)

IEA: clean energy spending must double by 2020 to avoid missing climate change targets (via Reuters)

Renewables are 50% of world’s new generation capacity (via Facts of the Day)

UK offshore wind may add 215,000 jobs through 2030 (via Bloomberg)

Argentina sees wind energy projects creating 10,000 jobs (via Fox News Latino)

One third of British farmers to generate green energy by Fall 2012 (via BusinessGreen)

Ethanol’s long boom stalls (via Wall Street Journal)

Getting California to 12,000 MW of distributed generation (via Greentech Media)

Oregon plan would remove barriers to clean energy (via Recharge)

How valuable is your roof? Put it up for solar auction (via Fast Co Exist)


Global LNG supplies to remain tight through 2015 (via Reuters)

US dry natural gas production growth levels off following decline in natural gas prices (via US EIA)

SUNY Buffalo’s gas drilling report leads to claims of bias and concern for university’s image (via New York Times)

Fracking in Ohio sparks real estate rebound (via Bloomberg)


EU emissions trading scheme could be oversupplied until 2024 (via BusinessGreen)

China’s top economic planning agency sets up climate-change center (via Bloomberg)

Australian carbon tax powers energy innovators (via ABC News)

Warming will unlock carbon in forests, study warns (via New York Times)

US warming trends aren’t uniform across the country (via Climate Central)

EPA soot rules expected this week (via New York Times)

California torn over how to spend cap-and-trade riches (via InsideClimate News)


Obama: oil markets can handle expanded sanctions targeting Iran (via The Hill)

BP denied access to 21 government Deepwater Horizon documents (via Houston Chronicle)

Alberta oil spill sparks call for pipeline safety review (via InsideClimate News)


Pike Research: smart energy revenue will reach $420 billion by 2015 (via Environmental Leader)

10 ways to make dynamic pricing work (via Greentech Media)

When will utility-scale energy storage become widespread? (via Greentech Media)


Banks look to burnish their images by backing green tech firms (via New York Times)

China continues to lead world in clean tech manufacturing (via Huffington Post)

London Olympics to reuse 90% of demolition waste (via Environmental Leader)


In India, proving that the devil’s bargain with coal can be broken (via Climate Progress)

The cost of coal, in lives and dollars (via Midwest Energy News)


How eight possible GOP tickets stack up on environment and energy policies (via Forbes)


Additional climate and energy news is posted at Climate Progress

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