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
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.  

Global Warming May Double UN Goal Without More Carbon Pledges
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Thailand’s Top Water Provider Rises to Record on Growth
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.


GreenGov Symposium
ACCO & White House Council on Environmental Quality
September 24-25, 2012

Carbon Forum North America
October 1-2, 2012
Washington, DC

Sustainability Summit – Innovation Challenge
October 9, 2012
New York

EMA  2012 Fall Meeting
**Keynote speaker is Richard Sandor
October 24 – October 26, 2012
Santa Monica, CA


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.

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.

Natural Gas/Coal

Ohio’s Gas-Fracking Boom Seen Aiding Obama in Swing State
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.

Indonesia’s East Kalimantan Considers Limiting Coal Output
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.

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.


Hitachi Zosen-Led Group Plans $1.5 Billion Offshore Wind Farms
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.

Santander Takes 90% Share of $256 Million Australia Wind Farm
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.

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.


How the University of Iowa busted silos to boost sustainability
Busting down silos at the University of Iowa has nothing to do with mixing different bushels of corn together.


Beyond the bluster: Why wind power is an effective technology (Posted Aug. 30, 2012)

Carbon Tax Revenue and the Budget Deficit: A Win-Win Solution? (Posted Aug. 27, 2012)

The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability (Posted Aug. 21, 2012)


European Power & Renewables Deals: Quarterly M&A outlook (Posted August 15, 2012)

Advancing Technology for America’s Transportation Future (Posted August 6, 2012)

Benchmarking Air Emissions Of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States (Posted July 31, 2012)

Per capita CO2 emissions in China reached European level (July 18, 2012)

The Interim Regulation of Voluntary Greenhouse Gases Emission Trading in China (Posted July 10, 2012)
The Climate Group

Measure for Management: C40 Cities (July 9, 2012)
Carbon Disclosure Project

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