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Stock Exchanges Squabble Over End-of-Day Auctions; Defining moment for investors looms as MSCI rules on China; Wind and solar expected to supply third of global power by 2040 John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Jim Kharouf Will be On Twitter Live on @JohnLothian at 11 AM CST Today We will be interviewing Jim Kharouf today on Twitter Live on my twitter handle, @johnlothian, about the FOW-JLN Trading Chicago event held in less than two weeks, on June 28th at Swissotel. We have a great lineup of panels and speakers. If you are from the trading side of our markets – CTAs, hedge funds, prop firms and asset managers are free at attend. For full conference information, click HERE. Attendance is filling up, so register now. I have not used Twitter live much….

JLN Environmental/Energy: Google Backs First Africa Renewable Power and May Invest in More; Backloading Insufficient to Fix Carbon Market, Vattenfall Says; Buffett’s MidAmerican Expands West With $5.6 Billion Deal Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

Global energy partnerships dominate in this edition, starting with Bloomberg and Reuters articles about Google’s push into Africa renewable power. Wall Street Journal coverage reveals energy tops the agenda at a couple of upcoming trade trips: China’s Xi Comes Calling on Americas and Japan’s Energy Needs to Top Agenda at Africa Meeting. Also today, a World Bank press release and report (found in our Carbon section) detail that over 40 national and 20 sub-national jurisdictions have either implemented or are considering mechanisms that put a price on carbon.

JLN Environmental/Energy: EU Lawmakers Seek Carbon Deal as Fix Likely to Survive in Panel; EU Cites ‘Trade Justice’ in Tariff on China Solar Panels; Shell Backs Away From East Africa Gas Deal Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition, detailed, panel-level coverage of the EU Carbon Deal from Bloomberg and Reuters. And more on the EU-China solar panel tariff tiff, plus biodiesel levies.

JLN Environmental/Energy: GOP to renew attack on climate regulations this week; UK helps China map out low-carbon future; EU Backs German Plan for China Talks on Solar Spat, Merkel Says Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition, help and criticism for China, respectively, in Business Green’s “UK helps China map out low-carbon future” and Bloomberg’s “EU Backs German Plan for China Talks on Solar Spat, Merkel Says.” And on India, Bloomberg reports “Blackouts Spur $18 Billion Power Grid Upgrade: Corporate India.”

JLN Environmental/Energy: Big banks weigh risks, rewards of California’s new CO2 market; New government may raise Quebec’s carbon target; UN’s CDM offset scheme issues one billionth carbon credit Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition, climate market coverage with Reuters’ “Big banks weigh risks, rewards of California’s new CO2 market” and “New government may raise Quebec’s carbon target” Plus, political topics tackled in The New York Times’ “Obama Counterpunches on Climate Change” and Business Green’s “President Obama: ‘Climate change is not a hoax’

JLN Environmental/Energy: California suspends CO2 market rule on electricity imports; Can natural gas help tackle global warming? A primer; Merkel’s Green Shift Forces Germany to Burn More Coal Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition: “California suspends CO2 market rule on electricity imports,” reports Reuters Point Carbon, while Climate Spectator offers a Q&A on Cali. The Washington Post asks: “Can natural gas help tackle global warming?”

Eirvin Knox of Ambata Capital Partners Discusses Renewable Energy in the Middle East and Africa Environmental/Energy,Interview,Video

Eirvin Knox

Eirvin Knox has been the in the international banking business for more than 30 years, spending the past decade in the Middle East, as CEO of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. Knox currently serves as CEO of Ambata Capital Middle East, a division of the global investment and advisory firm, Ambata Capital Partners. Knox focuses on clean energy and sustainability projects in the Middle East and Africa. He spoke with JLN Environmental/Energy editor Jim Kharouf at the 2012 Emerging Managers Forum in London about renewable and sustainable energy projects and the prominent role they are taking in the region. ALSO SEE:…

JLN Environmental/Energy: Global carbon market value reaches $176-billion, Safer’ nuclear fusion power comes closer to reality , RGGI States Cut CO2 by 23 Percent in First Three Year Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this issue, top stories include: The Globe and Mail’s “Global carbon market value reaches $176-billion” a surprisingly robust year for carbon trading despite challenges,  an interesting report about nuclear fusion technology in ‘Safer’ nuclear fusion power comes closer to reality from ANI and a report on RGGI called RGGI States Cut CO2 by 23 Percent in First Three Years.