In this edition, much of the coverage across major publications is looking ahead to Obama’s speech Tuesday on climate change, his expected power plant ruling, and the impact on stakeholders. Plus, an upbeat shipments estimate from China’s biggest solar-cell maker JA Solar.

Quote of the Day:

“Today we must recognize the science of climate change is screaming at us for action. Working together, the U.S. and India can make this leap, and it will be to our benefit and the world’s.”

–U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Bloomberg’s “Kerry Urges India to Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases”

Lead Stories

Obama Said to Announce Emission Curbs on Power Plants Next Week
Bloomberg
The initiatives to curb climate change that President Barack Obama plans to unveil will include the first limits of carbon emissions from existing power plants, according to a person familiar with the plans.
http://jlne.ws/11zztvi

Obama to lay out climate change plan in speech on Tuesday
Reuters
President Barack Obama said on Saturday that he will outline a climate change plan on Tuesday centered around reducing pollution from carbon emissions as he attempts to make good on a pledge for his second term.
http://jlne.ws/12kfbS3

Stakeholders brace for White House move on power plant emissions
Reuters
Before President Barack Obama unveils a plan to lower carbon emissions from thousands of existing U.S. power plants, stakeholders on all sides of the issue have attempted to make their mark on the regulations.
http://jlne.ws/11Vgjf8

IEA warns on US emissions ahead of Obama announcement
Financial Times
US carbon dioxide emissions have been falling only because of the cheap price of natural gas and could easily pick up again if the price of gas rises, the International Energy Agency has warned.
http://jlne.ws/12cAOYV

UN global carbon market needs $2.5 billion bailout
Responding to Climate Change blog
A $2.5bn fund could be enough to keep the UN’s carbon offset market alive until a potential successor is in place as part of the new 2015 climate treaty.
http://jlne.ws/14rSUVJ

Kerry Urges India to Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases
Bloomberg
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on India today to join the U.S. in seeking to curb global warming, saying the world’s largest democracy and its oldest democracy are best suited to lead the effort.
http://jlne.ws/10eNrly

Australia PM hits out at critics amid leadership turmoil
Reuters
Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard hit out at critics of her record on Monday as speculation intensified of a fresh challenge to her leadership and opinion polls showed her divided Labor Party headed for a catastrophic September election defeat.
http://jlne.ws/1ccI9t2
**RKB — Opposition leader Tony Abbott has also overtaken Gillard as preferred leader with promises to curb government spending if he wins power, as well as scrap a controversial carbon emissions tax and 30% profits tax on coal and iron ore mines.

Events

New York Energy Week
New York, NY
June 24 -28
http://jlne.ws/ZB89bL

Converge Paris
Sustainable Energy Tech Conference
Paris, France
June 24-28
http://jlne.ws/14ClDYZ

EMA’s 17th Annual Meeting
September 25-27, 2013
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, NV
http://jlne.ws/192w3CR

Natural Gas/Coal

Israeli government approves 40 pct limit on natural gas exports
Reuters
Israel’s government on Sunday approved limiting natural gas exports to about 40 percent of the country’s newly-discovered offshore reserves.
http://jlne.ws/143OyVE

Power

Solar Energy Spurs a Power Struggle
The Wall Street Journal
Disputes over the use of small-scale solar power are flaring across the nation, with utilities squaring off against solar-energy marketers over rules for the growing technology.
http://jlne.ws/16tgZNa

For Solazyme, a Side Trip on the Way to Clean Fuel
The New York Times
STARTING when they became friends in freshman year at Emory University in Atlanta, Jonathan S. Wolfson and Harrison F. Dillon would take off into the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado for weeks at time. They spent their days hiking in the wilderness and their nights drinking bourbon by the campfire, talking big about how one day they would build a company that would help preserve the environment they both loved.
http://jlne.ws/174fPIL

JA Solar Expects Second-Quarter Shipments to Beat Estimate
Bloomberg
JA Solar Holdings Co. (JASO), China’s biggest solar-cell maker, expects deliveries in the second quarter to exceed an earlier forecast on higher demand from the U.S. and Japan.
http://jlne.ws/1ccGtiY

CMS picks GE wind turbines for Michigan wind farm
Reuters
Michigan power company Consumers Energy agreed to buy 62 of General Electric Co’s 1.7-megawatt (MW) wind turbines for its Cross Winds wind farm in Tuscola County in east central Michigan.
http://jlne.ws/11XXHMj

India Allows Utilities to Increase Power Prices
The Wall Street Journal
India has allowed power generators to reflect the higher cost of imported coal in the power they sell to distributors, a move that will likely to revitalize the country’s ailing power sector.
http://jlne.ws/17wZUq9

Water

Desalination Plants to Fuel Qatar Infrastructure Boom, GWI Says
Bloomberg
Qatar General Electricity & Water Corp. has started the process of procuring two desalination plants to support the country’s infrastructure boom, Global Water Intelligence said without citing anyone.
http://jlne.ws/16teOJm

Reports

Turn down the heat: climate extremes, regional impacts, and the case for resilience (Posted June 19, 2013)
World Bank
http://jlne.ws/14KrLza

Four energy policies can keep the 2 Degree C climate goal alive (Posted June 10, 2013)
IEA
http://jlne.ws/12Bpk41

Maneuvering the Mosaic: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2013 (Posted June 10, 2013)
Ecosystem Marketplace
http://jlne.ws/12Cyi0X

Mapping carbon pricing initiatives: developments and prospects (Posted May 30, 2013)
World Bank
http://jlne.ws/15iik9E

Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind April 2013 (Posted May 1, 2013)
Yale Project on Climate Change
http://jlne.ws/ZWPD1Z

Clearing the Air: Reducing Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Natural Gas Systems (Posted April 8, 2013)
World Resources Institute
http://jlne.ws/10M9Um3

The State of Green Business 2013 (Posted February 12, 2013)
GreenBiz.com
http://jlne.ws/12K3WYL

Can the US Get There from Here? (Posted February 6, 2013)
WRI
http://jlne.ws/X5PgyQ

The Billion Euro Aviation Bonanza – Aviation’s Participation in the EU ETS (Posted January 22, 2013)
http://jlne.ws/WHQez7

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