EPA requires limit on mercury emissions from power plants. CNN

German energy use to fall 4.8 pct in 2011. Reuters

New EPA rules expected to cause closures of at least 32 power plants. Associated Press

Congress spares incandescent bulbs in victory for US Tea Party. Bloomberg

Virginia residents oppose preparations for climate-related sea-level rise. Washington Post

Big Oil and Canada thwarted U.S. carbon standards. Salon

Warming arctic permafrost fuels climate change worries. New York Times

US solar-power installations hit record high in third quarter, industry trade group says. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

For US renewable energy, 2012 will be a bad year. Time

Senate Democrats say “no anti-environmental riders.” Houston Chronicle

Investors press natural-gas drillers to cut fracking risks. Bloomberg

Cap-and-trade gives Massachusetts economy critical boost, defying naysayers. InsideClimate News

Shock as retreat of Arctic sea ice releases deadly greenhouse gas. Independent

Climate deal doesn’t make things worse – or better. Associated Press

Canada pulls out of Kyoto Protocol. Associated Press

Climate deal keeps UN talks on track but lacks cuts in emissions scientists say are needed now. Associated Press

Support grows for Durban climate deal. Reuters

EPA: Fracking may cause groundwater pollution. Associated Press

New perils seen to even modest warming. Daily Climate

Big Three polluters oppose binding climate deal. Reuters

Is Jon Huntsman softening on global warming? Los Angeles Times

Three-quarters of climate change is man-made / Independent study quantifies human influence on global warming. Nature

California takes big step toward greenhouse gas limits. NPR

2010 carbon dioxide output shows biggest jump ever. New York Times

India emerges as chief opponent of a new global-warming treaty. Independent

US sees little new in China greenhouse gas cut pledge. Reuters

Global warming fight threatened by debt crisis. Bloomberg

Big oil companies are shifting their focus back to the west. Wall Street Journal

Dispute over new air pollution rules for power plants. New York Times