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Harvey throws a wrench into U.S. energy engine; NYSE owner lines up sale of energy trader; Chicago Exchange Sale Looks Shaky as China Tensions Rise John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff The CME has published a video “Spread trading with E-mini Russell 2000 futures.”~JJL Leslie Sutphen is the speaker featured today in JLN from the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago from July.~JJL Bloomberg has a story “Odds of U.S. Technical Default About 15%, T-Bills Curve Shows.” This is something to keep your eye on.~JJL In more “millennials are wrecking things” news, J.D. Power reports “48% of millennials with $100,000 in investable assets … say they ‘probably will’ or ‘definitely will’ leave their current firm and advisor, compared with just 8%…

JLN Environmental/Energy: Low-key carbon tax talks fuel conservative outcry; Mexico’s historic climate law: an analysis; Merkel warns of global warming if no climate accord Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In today’s edition, prospects for a carbon tax are covered in Politico’s “Low-key carbon tax talks fuel conservative outcry” and The Hill’s “GOP leaders slam the door on carbon taxes.” The Houston Chronicle offers “Natural gas glut a dilemma for Obama” and the AP says “Cheaper natural gas won’t lower power costs.”

JLN Environmental/Energy: EU Must Avoid Short-Term CO2-Supply Fix, BusinessEurope Says; ICAO Carbon-Cut Plan Will Mask Emissions Output: Engineer; New agriculture offset protocol expands opportunities for farmers to participate in the carbon market Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition: Bloomberg covers: “EU Must Avoid Short-Term CO2-Supply Fix, BusinessEurope Says;” CNN’s  “Could Cheap Gas Save the Economy?” is one of several stories on current prices. The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, offers “New Delhi Raises Power Tariffs.”

JLN Environmental/Energy: May 23, 2012 Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

Today’s top stories include Bavaria’s Stock Exchange bailing out of the emissions markets in Reuters’ German bourse scraps EU carbon emissions trading, as well as Britain’s new energy blueprint which includes nat gas and nuclear power, and the Texas’ outlook for energy over the next decade in Reuters’ “Texas power supply outlook worsens, grid says.”