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Jan 8, 2013

Energy News: The Week in Review (Dec. 31, 2012)


Here’s a cross-section of the energy conversations that took center stage last week:

The New York Times reported that grid problems are negatively impacting India’s fledgling electric vehicles market.

Green Car Congress reported that global sales of EV supply equipment is expected to grow by 37% between 2012 and 2020, in concert with market growth for plug-in vehicles.

Forbes noted that Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company acquired two SunPower solar PV projects worth an estimated $2B to $2.5B.

GreenBiz wrote how a smart investing strategy could help to avert climate change.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported that Sweetwater Energy, which extracts sugars from biomass such as wood and agricultural waste, will help a standard corn-ethanol plant move toward non-food biofuels.

The Columbian (WA) reported that Oregon is considering a per-mile tax on fuel-efficient vehicles.

The New York Times reported that wind energy’s production tax credit has been extended.

NRDC’s Switchboard reported a step forward for a project that would bring offshore wind to New York State.

The CBC reported that the Kyoto Protocol’s first stage came to a disappointing end.

GreenBiz posted a video about “unleashing capital for clean energy.”

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported that extension of a cellulosic biofuel tax credit is helping Renewable Energy Group and other biodiesel producers.

The Denver Post reported that Colorado is considering legislation to incentivize HOAs and other organizations to install EV public charging infrastructure.

Highlighted Resources

 Energy News: The Week in Review (Dec. 24, 2012)


Together TreeSpark: Reinventing Transportation


Energy News: The Week in Review (Dec. 17, 2012)



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