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JLN Environmental/Energy: For the first time, America produces as much electricity from natural gas as from coal; China, U.S. Agree World Climate Efforts Not Enough to Meet Goals; Germany May Scrap Energy-Source Goal as Overhaul Stumbles Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition: Grist brings us, “For the first time, America produces as much electricity from natural gas as from coal,” while Bloomberg reports, “China, U.S. Agree World Climate Efforts Not Enough to Meet Goals.” Reuters says: “EU carbon rescue plan may not help U.N. offset slump.”

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: U.S. Coal Rules May Allow State CO2 Markets; Cap and Trade Resurrected? Some States Awaken to Its Economic Benefits; Carbon Top Commodity Stokes Suspicion EU Ideas Leaked Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In today’s edition: Bloomberg cites IETA’s Forrister saying “U.S. Coal Rules May Allow State CO2 Markets.” Environmental News Network offers “RGGI Update: Regional Cap-and-Trade Program Survives New York Challenge But Faces Others”. And, “Left-right climate group quietly weighing proposals for carbon tax” is found on The Hill’s E2 Wire.

JLN Environmental/Energy: EU OKs 3 states to keep free CO2 permits; EU Carbon Price Increases Would Intensify Crisis, Poland Says; UN urges countries to impose global taxes to boost aid Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In today’s edition: Reuters reports “EU OKs 3 states to keep free CO2 permits,” while Bloomberg quotes Polish officials arguing that “EU Carbon Price Increases Would Intensify Crisis.” The Sydney Morning Herald, meanwhile, offers: US official says ETS remains ‘one option’

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 14, 2012 Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

This edition of EMN features the Brazilian perspective on cap and trade and a UN warning to Asia’s giant cities over carbon emissions. Another report warns on water shortages eventually crippling areas of US, China, India and elsewhere. In the natural gas arena, Australia’s shale ambitions and the U.S. supply glut are covered.