In this edition: Plenty of Washington coverage as the Democratic National Convention in full swing, including: CNBC’s
Dickerson: Can Washington Ever Get Serious About an Energy Policy?; The Hill’s Salazar: ‘We feel good’ about energy policy heading into election and Romney: Humans contribute to climate change, more regulations not the answer and Sen. Klobuchar says Senate can move ahead on bipartisan energy bill, while Climate Progress offers Obama to college students: ‘Denying climate change won’t make it stop.’                           

Quote of the Day:

“Linking EU ETS supply with economic performance of the EU would be a benign idea and indeed a bullish signal.”

–Milan Hudak, a Prague-based carbon analyst at Virtuse Energy s.r.o., in Bloomberg’s “EU Said to Consider Linking Carbon-Permit Supply to Growth”

Lead Stories

EU Said to Consider Linking Carbon-Permit Supply to Growth
Bloomberg
The European Union may propose linking the supply of carbon permits with economic performance as a long-term option for the world’s biggest emissions market, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
http://jlne.ws/TWGm1T  

Global Warming May Double UN Goal Without More Carbon Pledges
Bloomberg
International pledges to reduce greenhouse gases may fail to stop global warming from rising to twice the level deemed safe by United Nations scientists, Climate Action Tracker said.
http://jlne.ws/NPGIEX

Experts Issue a Warning as Food Prices Shoot Up
The New York Times
With the worst drought in half a century withering corn across the Midwest, agricultural experts on Tuesday urged international action to prevent the global spike in food prices from causing global hunger.
http://jlne.ws/Ol8pH5

Dickerson: Can Washington Ever Get Serious About an Energy Policy?
CNBC Guest Blog
For energy investors, the past few years have been marked by ups and downs and everything in between. Volatility has always been a key feature of investing in energy companies. After all, their financial fortunes rise or fall with energy prices, which take their cue from all corners of the global economy.
http://jlne.ws/RICKiy

Salazar: ‘We feel good’ about energy policy heading into election
The Hill’s E2 Wire
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is confident that President Obama, as the election looms, has effectively parried the GOP’s relentless attacks on White House energy policies.
http://jlne.ws/NbG4pz

Romney: Humans contribute to climate change, more regulations not the answer
The Hill’s E2 Wire
Mitt Romney said Tuesday in a questionnaire that “human activity contributes” to global warming, but that “unilateral” U.S. actions such as emissions regulations would not solve the issue.
http://jlne.ws/Q4An9g

Sen. Klobuchar says Senate can move ahead on bipartisan energy bill
The Hill’s E2 Wire
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday insisted there’s political space in the Senate to move ahead with bipartisan energy legislation.
http://jlne.ws/ONdCbK

Obama to college students: ‘Denying climate change won’t make it stop’                           
Climate Progress/Grist.org
Recently, climate change has been the Voldemort of the Obama administration: the “threat-that-must-not-be-named.”
http://jlne.ws/Q4C2LM

Morgan Stanley Arm Bets Big on China Energy
The Wall Street Journal
Morgan Stanleysaid its infrastructure arm has led a private-equity consortium in investing $300 million in hydropower operator Zhaoheng Hydropower, in what is the largest foreign investment in China’s renewable-energy sector to date.
http://jlne.ws/NPHjGA

Thailand’s Top Water Provider Rises to Record on Growth
Bloomberg
Eastern Water Resources Development and Management Pcl (EASTW), Thailand’s biggest private water provider, rose to a record in Bangkok trading on infrastructure expansion plans and a forecast for growth in water demand from producers.
http://jlne.ws/PZGRKy

Events

GreenGov Symposium
ACCO & White House Council on Environmental Quality
September 24-25, 2012
http://jlne.ws/OfOB9D

Carbon Forum North America
October 1-2, 2012
Washington, DC
http://jlne.ws/zDe43B

Sustainability Summit – Innovation Challenge
October 9, 2012
New York
http://jlne.ws/wKbX7U

EMA  2012 Fall Meeting
**Keynote speaker is Richard Sandor
October 24 – October 26, 2012
Santa Monica, CA
http://jlne.ws/NIFCwM

Carbon

Carbon trading market research boosted
China Daily
China is researching the foundation of a national carbon-trading market before linking with other countries’ carbon trading schemes, said a top climate change official.
http://jlne.ws/TWIB5q

CLIMATE SPECTATOR: How polluters can cream the scheme
Business Spectator
A poorly appreciated aspect of the Australian carbon trading scheme is that a number of large industrial plants will be given more free permits than they need to meet their liability.
http://jlne.ws/QkxCUE

Natural Gas/Coal

Ohio’s Gas-Fracking Boom Seen Aiding Obama in Swing State
Bloomberg
Four years ago, Barack Obama pledged to promote a green revolution, saying the government would back alternative-energy technologies that could create 5 million jobs and free the U.S. from a dependence on overseas oil tyrants.
http://jlne.ws/TWGhvg

Indonesia’s East Kalimantan Considers Limiting Coal Output
Bloomberg
Indonesia’s East Kalimantan Governor Awang Faroek Ishak is considering limiting annual coal output from the region to 150 million metric tons to preserve the resource and spur the development of alternative energy.
http://jlne.ws/ORmFqk

Europe Diesel Prices Risk a Two-Pronged Squeeze
The Wall Street Journal
European diesel prices are expected to rise further if the northern hemisphere’s winter is colder than last year’s unusually mild season, analysts and fuel traders said.
http://jlne.ws/Q3Y1bk

Power

Hitachi Zosen-Led Group Plans $1.5 Billion Offshore Wind Farms
Bloomberg
Hitachi Zosen Corp. (7004), an industrial machinery maker, is leading a group including Toshiba Corp. (6502) and JFE Holdings Inc. (5411) that plans to build 120 billion yen ($1.5 billion) of offshore wind farms in Japan.
http://jlne.ws/Q40wGD

Santander Takes 90% Share of $256 Million Australia Wind Farm
Bloomberg
Banco Santander SA (SAN) plans to take a 90 percent equity share in a A$250 million ($256 million) wind farm developed by CBD Energy (CBD) Ltd. in New South Wales, Australia.
http://jlne.ws/Q3Wx0X

EDITORIAL: Wind industry’s survival could depend on tax credit
Philadelphia Inquirer
In the Philadelphia region, the rebirth of the defunct U.S. Steel site in Bucks County makes the best case for winning the high-stakes gamble being played out in Congress over extending vital, government incentives for developing wind-energy systems.
http://jlne.ws/RDBxwL

CleanTech

How the University of Iowa busted silos to boost sustainability
GreenBiz.com
Busting down silos at the University of Iowa has nothing to do with mixing different bushels of corn together.
http://jlne.ws/Ola7sc

Reports

Beyond the bluster: Why wind power is an effective technology (Posted Aug. 30, 2012)
IPPR
http://jlne.ws/UeZB9b

Carbon Tax Revenue and the Budget Deficit: A Win-Win Solution? (Posted Aug. 27, 2012)
MIT
http://jlne.ws/Ri3So8

The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability (Posted Aug. 21, 2012)
Ceres
http://jlne.ws/ONwe8M

EPA REGULATIONS AND ELECTRICITY (Posted Aug. 16, 2012)
GAO
http://jlne.ws/NHwlos

European Power & Renewables Deals: Quarterly M&A outlook (Posted August 15, 2012)
Pricewaterhousecoopers
http://jlne.ws/TFZjaV

Advancing Technology for America’s Transportation Future (Posted August 6, 2012)
http://jlne.ws/MA2U6I

Benchmarking Air Emissions Of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States (Posted July 31, 2012)
http://jlne.ws/QbRr0J

Per capita CO2 emissions in China reached European level (July 18, 2012)
http://jlne.ws/NAjBQQ

The Interim Regulation of Voluntary Greenhouse Gases Emission Trading in China (Posted July 10, 2012)
The Climate Group
http://jlne.ws/Mhv62s

Measure for Management: C40 Cities (July 9, 2012)
Carbon Disclosure Project
http://jlne.ws/L9LC37

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