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JLN Environmental Energy: Gazprom Neft CEO says company could look east if sanctions hit; Pollution Traders Bullish as EU Cuts Permit Glut: Energy Standard

Summary Saber rattling again on the part of Russia. Gazprom Neft’s CEO hints at the fact that the oil company will do away with the greenback in its transactions. And also in this edition, the EU will yield to Germany’s pressure on subsidies for clean energy.  Quote of the day “No such task has been set (by the government), but we have discussed with our buyers the possibility of switching contracts to euros and 95 percent said they are ready.” Gazprom Neft’s CEO Alexander Dyukov, in the Reuter’s story “Gazprom Neft CEO says company could look east if sanctions.” Lead…

JLN Environmental/Energy: EU fails to curb aviation emissions; Wind tax credit survives Senate Finance markup; Energy-Saving Company Set for Public Offering Standard

Summary What a let down! Though the European Commission had originally proposed more ambitious targets, MEPs voted in favor of a watered down deal on aviation emissions.  Quote of the day “Without doubt the Commission would of course have preferred and fought for a higher level of ambition, it would’ve been better for Europe’s self-respect and reputation, and even more important, for the climate. But we are where we are.” EU’s Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard in the story “EU fails to curb aviation emissions”. Lead Stories EU fails to curb aviation emissions EurActivMEPs voted in favor of a watered down deal on aviation emissions…

JLN Environmental/Energy: Germany, EU Yet to Agree on Rules on Energy Subsidies; Hoeven: GOP will move on Keystone in May; EU ‘unhappy’ climate change is off G20 agenda Standard

 Summary   Which German companies should be exempt from a surcharge to support renewable energy? The question remains unanswered. EU regulators already fear that too many German companies might have benefited from state aid by being exempt from paying the surcharge. While the German government is updating its law, EU new rules, to be unveiled next Wednesday, will set out which types of industry can benefit from state aid and come into force on July 1.  Quote of the day “If member states ask us for a very long list of industry sectors to be exempt, the intensity of benefits will decrease. If the list…