EIA Cuts Carbon Emissions Forecast: The Energy Information Administration now expects U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 to be 9.4 percent less than forecast last year. — Reuters
California Launches Green Chemistry Initiative: State officials unveiled a plan this week to disclose the environmental footprint of all consumer goods sold in California. — Los Angeles Times
Rise of the Energy Report: Interest in energy consumption has swelled so much in recent years that BP, longtime producer of the Statistical Review of World Energy, has put out a report about reports. — NYT’s Green Inc.
Cleaner Coal Gains Momentum in China: A Technology Review reporter reads the cleaner-coal trend as a sign of China’s “bold role in green technology.” The source who calls it an effort to “put a better face on what is mostly just a ‘Burn coal and don’t worry about it’ policy” might have a clearer picture. — Technology Review
EIB Loans $54M to Thin Film Solar: The European Investment Bank has agreed to loan $54 million to module-maker Thin Film Solar Technologies for a manufacturing facility in South Africa. — Clean Edge