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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 8.10.12

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.


IEA sees oil demand growth slowing further in 2013 (via Reuters)

CBO report: drilling ban removal would bring limited new revenues (via The Hill)

CNOOC to submit buyout of Canadian oil producer to US regulators (via Wall Street Journal)


Broad coalition presses for tougher greenhouse gas targets under RGGI (via InsideClimate News)

Texas ranked among worst industrial polluters (via Houston Chronicle)


Global food reserves falling as drought wilts crops (via Bloomberg)

Farmers depleting fossil water in world’s breadbaskets (via Scientific American)

Three Midwest states sign onto largest-ever water pollution credit-trading plan (via Greenwire)

Ethanol credits may ease pressure on US corn, IEA says (via Bloomberg)


China confirms 40 percent increase to 2015 solar target (via BusinessGreen)

Germany added 1.8GW of PV in June, more than 4GW in 2012 (via Greentech Media)

As grids trip, India government focuses on solar power (via Panchabuta)

India’s green-energy providers may struggle after power blackout (via Bloomberg)

Wind dominates as renewables bring $4.4 billion to Scotland (via Rechage)

Study: reservoirs may produce 20 times more methane than normal during water ‘drawdown’ (via Climate Progress)

Residential installations – the secret to solar power (via New York Times)

Chu told Obama loans were sound before Solyndra bankruptcy (via Bloomberg)

Photovoltaic manufacturers see profit in solar leases amid market upheaval (via Forbes)

Chicago’s electricity aggregation could hurt renewables – unless the RPS is fixed (via Midwest Energy News)

The search for energy takes a turn underwater (via New York Times)


Chesapeake Energy in US antitrust investigation (via Reuters)


GM may have 200-mile range breakthrough on EVs (via Seattle Post-Intelligencer/AP)

Chinese investment in battery maker A123 sparks controversy (via CNNMoney)


China increases fuel prices for first time in five months (via Bloomberg)

Gas prices expected to increase in California after fire damaged refinery (via Washington Post)


China’s rare earth supply to get even rarer – and why that should worry you (via AOL Energy)

Cities collaborate to share climate data (via Sustainable Cities Collective)


Tres Amigas full of promises, challenges (via Albuquerque Journal)


$11 billion worth of recyclable packaging is buried in American landfills (via Inhabitat)


Cap and trade: California’s best secret (via Huffington Post)

Why King Corn wasn’t ready for the drought (via Wired)

The truth about Keystone XL…is complicated (via Esquire)

International tariffs well-justified in fighting green mercantilism (via Innovation Files)


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

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