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UK to Cut Emissions: The UK government’s Climate Change Committee issued its first report today, calling for greenhouse gas emissions to drop by at least one-fifth by 2020. — Guardian

Mighty Cheap Wind: A new turbine design from FloDesign Wind Turbine based on jet engine technology can generate as much electricity as a turbine with blades twice the size. — MIT Technology Review

Palm Oil Problem: Clearing tropical forests for biofuels like palm oil results in carbon increases, rather than intended savings, according to an international study published in the current issue of Conservation Biology. — Reuters

Aussie Wind Farms: Spanish energy company Union Fenosa (s UNF) plans to spend more than $1.9 billion to develop five wind farms in Victoria and New South Wales. — The Age

Shifting Energy Industry: Energy companies large and small feel the squeeze of reduced access to credit. Looking at the string of funding challenges resulting from that, this blogger argues oil production has passed its peak. — The Oil Drum


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