EPA Endangerment Finding: The U.S. EPA said today that greenhouse gases pose a danger to the public, paving the way for the agency to place limits on carbon dioxide and other emissions from vehicles, power plants and factories under the Clean Air Act — and increasing pressure on Congress to pass climate legislation. — Washington Post
Top Energy Storage Options: Utilities, investors and policymakers face a complicated task in trying tp pick the right energy storage technologies for funding. Some of the top players? Pumped hydro, compressed air, flywheel energy, superconducting magnetic energy and thermal energy storage, plus advanced material and flow batteries. — ClimateIntel
Going Niche: Vestas’ move to start building custom turbines for the Chinese market may seem to go against the benefits of economies of scale, but it could be the only way to hang onto its precarious share of a market increasingly dominated by state-supported local players. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital
Canadian Economy Needs Cap and Trade: The most immediate threat Canada faces from greenhouse gas emissions is not environmental, but economic, according to a new report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. — NYT’s Green Inc.
U.S.-Mexico Climate Agreement: President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon agreed yesterday on a new partnership to fight climate change and promote clean energy. The two countries plan to broaden political and technical cooperation through the new Bilateral Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change. — Reuters