In this edition, coverage of the natural gas industry in Britain’s Centrica to buy U.S. natural gas in landmark deal and U.S. shale no panacea for Japan’s crippling energy bills from Reuters. Plus, New panel to advise EPA on ‘fracking’.

 

 

Quote of the Day:

“At the heart of it all, it has to do with the national security of the United States because we don’t want to be dependent on the Middle East or anybody else for having to import oil from those places. We also know that our national economic security is dependent on job creation that comes from energy. And we also know that our environmental security is very dependent on how we harness the activities of humankind to be able to deal with the realities of climate change.”

–Outgoing U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in The Hill’s “In farewell speech, Salazar calls reducing oil imports top achievement”

 

Lead Stories

Britain’s Centrica to buy U.S. natural gas in landmark deal

Reuters

Britain’s Centrica PLC signed a long-term deal to import U.S. natural gas on Monday, the first pact of its kind for the island nation as it weathers a winter energy crisis.

http://jlne.ws/16UqkPE

 U.S. shale no panacea for Japan’s crippling energy bills

Reuters

U.S. shale gas may not be the panacea being touted by Japan’s politicians and companies to sharply reduce the country’s crippling energy bills.

http://jlne.ws/ZRx78o

New panel to advise EPA on ‘fracking’

The Hill’s E2 Wire

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday announced the formation of an independent body to peer-review that agency’s research on hydraulic fracturing, as the Obama administration weighs new regulations.

http://jlne.ws/103ETLD

 Asia leads the way on climate action

AAP

CHINA now earns as much from selling solar panels as it does from shoes, as Asia’s emerging economies prepare to prosper in a future that limits carbon emissions, a report says.

http://jlne.ws/103FTze

EU ETS increasingly irrelevant and investors exit CDM market en masse, says carbon survey

Press Release

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) “no longer has a significant impact on emission reductions”, according to one in five respondents to Thomson Reuters Point Carbon’s annual carbon market survey. Thomson Reuters Point Carbon is the leading provider of market intelligence, news, analysis, forecasting and advisory services for the energy and environmental markets.

**No Link

 In farewell speech, Salazar calls reducing oil imports top achievement

The Hill’s E2 Wire

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in his Monday farewell speech that realizing a goal since his Senate days of curtailing oil imports topped his accomplishments at the Interior Department.

http://jlne.ws/13rKW2z

Dear President Obama: For Clean Air,  Do We Dial 111, Boxer, Or Waxman?

Ecosystem Marketplace

We’ve seen the United States achieve significant emission reductions for the transportation sector through the Clean Air Act, but power plant emissions – representing almost 70% of US emissions – require a unique fix. Last week in Washington, DC, I attended a symposium hosted by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) where panelists explored possibilities for achieving meaningful reductions of power plant emissions under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act – and without hurting the US economy.

http://jlne.ws/10HBgxh

Events

Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) 2013

San Francisco April 16-18

http://jlne.ws/11SrgTF

Natural Gas/Coal

Future Capital Buys U.S. Ethanol Plant for $220 Million

Bloomberg

Future Capital Partners Ltd., a U.K. investment company, agreed to buy Appomattox Bio Energy LLC, as it aims to cut costs at a planned bioethanol plant in Britain.

http://jlne.ws/XCyk0M

Keystone Foes Downplay Senate Vote Hailed by Supporters

Bloomberg

Environmentalists reacted swiftly to downplay a bipartisan Senate vote backing the Keystone XL pipeline, which supporters said underscored widening political support for the project.

http://jlne.ws/YuWC2S

Power

U.S. Geothermal’s Oregon Power Plant Approved for Treasury Grant

Bloomberg

U.S. Geothermal Inc. (HTM), a renewable- energy developer with projects in three Western states and Guatemala, was approved for a U.S. Treasury Department grant for a power plant it operates in Oregon.

http://jlne.ws/109h9nN

Polish chamber rejects foreign firms’ appeal on power plant deal

Reuters

Poland’s National Chamber of Appeals (KIO) ruled that local firms Rafako and Mostostal Warszawa should carry out a $1.7 billion contract for utility Tauron, rejecting appeals from two rival foreign consortiums.

http://jlne.ws/Yv3Nbc

Water

Romania Utility Awards Water Contract to Italian Company

Bloomberg

The Romanian utility Cia de Apa Oltenia SA awarded a 36.1 million-lei ($11 million) contract for water-treatment plant improvements to the Italian construction company Ercole Marelli Impianti Tecnologici SpA.

http://jlne.ws/14k9aej

German-Led Group Wins Water Works Contract From Romania

Bloomberg

Vital SA, a Romanian water utility, awarded a contract for upgrading and expanding the water and sewage system in the northern town of Baia Mare to a group led by Germany’s Ludwig Pfeiffer Hoch-und Tiefbau GmbH.

http://jlne.ws/10HqO8X

Puerto Rico Wastewater Plants Get Honeywell Energy Improvements

Bloomberg

Honeywell International Inc. (HON), whose product line includes flight controls and thermostats, agreed to wastewater-treatment plant and energy-efficiency upgrades for the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority.

http://jlne.ws/16Unj1C

Conservation Pays Off for Bangladeshi Factories

The New York Times

At the factories of DBL Group, one of the largest Bangladeshi textile and garment makers, tons of fluffy imported cotton are spun into yarn every day, then transformed into fabric and clothes sold by companies like H&M, Puma and Esprit around the world.

http://jlne.ws/YQrQKV

 

 

In this edition, coverage of the natural gas industry inBritain’s Centrica to buy U.S. natural gas in landmark deal andU.S. shale no panacea for Japan’s crippling energy bills from Reuters. Plus,New panel to advise EPA on ‘fracking’.

Quote of the Day:

 

“At the heart of it all, it has to do with the national security of the United States because we don’t want to be dependent on the Middle East or anybody else for having to import oil from those places. We also know that our national economic security is dependent on job creation that comes from energy. And we also know that our environmental security is very dependent on how we harness the activities of humankind to be able to deal with the realities of climate change.”

 

–Outgoing U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in The Hill’s“In farewell speech, Salazar calls reducing oil imports top achievement”

 

Lead Stories

Britain’s Centrica to buy U.S. natural gas in landmark deal

Reuters

Britain’s Centrica PLC signed a long-term deal to import U.S.natural gas on Monday, the first pact of its kind for the island nation as it weathers a winter energy crisis.

http://jlne.ws/16UqkPE

 

U.S. shale no panacea for Japan’s crippling energy bills

Reuters

U.S. shale gas may not be the panacea being touted by Japan’s politicians and companies to sharply reduce the country’s crippling energy bills.

http://jlne.ws/ZRx78o

 

New panel to advise EPA on ‘fracking’

The Hill’s E2 Wire

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday announced the formation of an independent body to peer-review that agency’s research on hydraulic fracturing, as the Obama administration weighs new regulations.

http://jlne.ws/103ETLD

 

Asia leads the way on climate action

AAP

CHINA now earns as much from selling solar panels as it does from shoes, as Asia’s emerging economies prepare to prosper in a future that limits carbon emissions, a report says.

http://jlne.ws/103FTze

 

EU ETS increasingly irrelevant and investors exit CDM market en masse, says carbon survey

Press Release

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) “no longer has a significant impact on emission reductions”, according to one in five respondents to Thomson Reuters Point Carbon’s annual carbon market survey. Thomson Reuters Point Carbon is the leading provider of market intelligence, news, analysis, forecasting and advisory services for the energy and environmental markets.

**No Link

 

In farewell speech, Salazar calls reducing oil imports top achievement

The Hill’s E2 Wire

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in his Monday farewell speech that realizing a goal since his Senate days of curtailing oil imports topped his accomplishments at the Interior Department.

http://jlne.ws/13rKW2z

 

Dear President Obama: For Clean Air,  Do We Dial 111, Boxer, Or Waxman?

Ecosystem Marketplace

We’ve seen the United States achieve significant emission reductions for the transportation sector through the Clean Air Act, but power plant emissions – representing almost 70% of US emissions – require a unique fix. Last week in Washington, DC, I attended asymposium hosted by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) where panelists explored possibilities for achieving meaningful reductions of power plant emissions under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act – and without hurting the US economy.

http://jlne.ws/10HBgxh

Events

Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) 2013

San Francisco April 16-18

http://jlne.ws/11SrgTF

 

Natural Gas/Coal

Future Capital Buys U.S. Ethanol Plant for $220 Million

Bloomberg

Future Capital Partners Ltd., a U.K. investment company, agreed to buy Appomattox Bio Energy LLC, as it aims to cut costs at a planned bioethanol plant in Britain.

http://jlne.ws/XCyk0M

 

Keystone Foes Downplay Senate Vote Hailed by Supporters

Bloomberg

Environmentalists reacted swiftly to downplay a bipartisan Senate vote backing the Keystone XL pipeline, which supporters said underscored widening political support for the project.

http://jlne.ws/YuWC2S

Power

U.S. Geothermal’s Oregon Power Plant Approved for Treasury Grant

Bloomberg

U.S. Geothermal Inc. (HTM), a renewable- energy developer with projects in three Western states and Guatemala, was approved for a U.S. Treasury Department grant for a power plant it operates in Oregon.

http://jlne.ws/109h9nN

 

Polish chamber rejects foreign firms’ appeal on power plant deal

Reuters

Poland’s National Chamber of Appeals (KIO) ruled that local firms Rafako and Mostostal Warszawa should carry out a $1.7 billion contract for utility Tauron, rejecting appeals from two rival foreign consortiums.

http://jlne.ws/Yv3Nbc

 

Water

Romania Utility Awards Water Contract to Italian Company

Bloomberg

The Romanian utilityCia de Apa Oltenia SA awarded a 36.1 million-lei ($11 million) contract for water-treatment plant improvements to the Italian construction company Ercole Marelli Impianti Tecnologici SpA.

http://jlne.ws/14k9aej

 

German-Led Group Wins Water Works Contract From Romania

Bloomberg

Vital SA, a Romanian water utility, awarded a contract for upgrading and expanding the water and sewage system in the northern town of Baia Mare to a group led byGermany’s Ludwig Pfeiffer Hoch-und Tiefbau GmbH.

http://jlne.ws/10HqO8X

 

Puerto Rico Wastewater Plants Get Honeywell Energy Improvements

Bloomberg

Honeywell International Inc. (HON), whose product line includes flight controls and thermostats, agreed to wastewater-treatment plant and energy-efficiency upgrades for the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority.

http://jlne.ws/16Unj1C

 

Conservation Pays Off for Bangladeshi Factories

The New York Times

At the factories of DBL Group, one of the largest Bangladeshi textile and garment makers, tons of fluffy imported cotton are spun into yarn every day, then transformed into fabric and clothes sold by companies like H&M, Puma and Esprit around the world.

http://jlne.ws/YQrQKV

Reports

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

 

Power Forward: Why the World’s Largest Companies are Investing in Renewable Energy (Posted Dec. 11, 2012)

http://jlne.ws/S5HNAg

 

Stock Exchange Benchmark On Non-Financial Reporting Rules (Posted Dec. 6, 2012)

Verdantix

http://jlne.ws/QM1A6f

 

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