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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 6.5.12

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.

ENERGY INDUSTRY 

China set to bid on large part of Britain’s oil and nuclear interests (via Energy Central)

Global warming may reduce US nuclear and coal power output up to 16% by 2060 (via Climate Progress)

Coal loses steam as power fuel: study (via Reuters)

“Significant” rise in electric bills seen (via CNN Money)

TAR SANDS 

Canadian government overhauling environmental rules to aid oil extraction (via Washington Post)

Environmentalists shut websites to protest Canada’s pro-oil stance (via Reuters)

CLIMATE/EMISSIONS/ENVIRONMENT 

Even our electricity is vulnerable to climate change (via Washington Post)

Price tag on climate change in Latin America: $100 billion annually (via Reuters)

Report says emissions fall under RGGI cap-and-trade program (via New York Times)

Quebec unveils $2.7B climate change action plan (via Green Car Congress)

Unprecedented May heat in Greenland, temperature hits stunning 76.6 F (via Climate Progress)

Canadian budget bill to gut most environmental laws (via Revmodo)

China says illegal for foreign embassies to issue air pollution readings (via Huffington Post/AP)

RENEWABLES 

China seizes green manufacturing lead from Europe (via BusinessGreen)

Suzlon sees banner 2012 in North American wind market (via Recharge)

The new hydropower: small-scale turbines have big potential (via Grist)

Cape Wind can now finance 101 turbines with PPAs (via Recharge)

Local ownership doubles economic value of wind (via CleanTechnica)

NATURAL GAS/FRACKING 

Shale gas boom could bring manufacturing jobs back to US, economists say (via Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

Obama’s EPA overstates pollution from gas fracking, groups say (via Bloomberg)

ExxonMobil says may export LNG from US (via Reuters)

What the analysts who uncovered Enron thinks about Chesapeake (via Forbes)

Shake-up and mandate for Chesapeake board of directors (via Houston Chronicle)

Proposed BLM-Wyoming swaps could expand drilling, protect habitat (via Greenwire)

GRID 

Is Brazil the next hot smart grid market? (via Earth2Tech)

How microbes can build electric grids (via CNET/Scientific American)

Echelon refines smart meter as a grid sensor (via Greentech Media)

OIL 

Meet the oil shale play eighty times bigger than the Bakken (via Forbes)

BP demands scientist emails in Gulf oil spill lawsuit (via Wired)

Norway’s energy chief promotes Arctic drilling (via Houston Chronicle)

GREEN BUSINESS 

More than two-thirds of American buy green products, services (via Environmental Leader)

USGBC delays finalizing LEED 2012 rules until 2013 (via US Green Building Council)

TRANSPORTATION 

Toyota develops vehicle-to-home power system; testing begins at end of 2012 (via Green Car Congress)

Carmakers walk delicate line on selling zero emissions credits (via Plugin Cars)

NUCLEAR 

Japan PM urged to be cautious about nuclear restarts (via Reuters)

POLITICS 

Republicans want to take the “D” out of government R&D (via Washington Post)

Top five things voters need to know about conservatives and climate change (via Grist)

Romney alienates Republicans with anti-wind subsidy stance (via InsideClimate News/Bloomberg)

Romney-backed solar company fails days after he faulted Solyndra (via Bloomberg)

OPINION 

Energy companies, seeing a greener future, are losing faith in coal (via Grist)

Climate change deniers hitting a wall – but so is the planet (via Grist)

Why is it difficult to connect US veterans with energy jobs? (via AOL Energy)

Prius success undermines attacks on electric vehicles (via Climate Progress)

OTHER NEWS

Additional climate and energy news is posted at Climate Progress

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