Daily Sprout

EPA Hearts Algae: Encouraged by recent interest in algae fuels by heavy hitters like ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical, the EPA is reportedly planning to count algae as an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard now in the works. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital
India Set to Unveil First Solar Target: Draft documents show India will pledge as early as September to boost solar power ouptut to 20 GW by 2020 (from near zero today) as it firms up its $19 billion, 30-year national plan to fight climate change. — Reuters
Mitsubishi to Build Wind Equipment in North America: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries plans to open a 105 billion yen ($105 million) wind-power generator assembly plant in the U.S. or Canada early next year. — Bloomberg
Senate Vote on Climate Bill Unlikely Before November: “Since the Senate will try to do health care first and since tortoise-like Senate floor debates…it is all but impossible to imagine the Senate vote on a climate bill before November.” Delays could mean a better climate bill, if Obama and Congress develop a coherent strategy. — Climate Progress
Chance for Chinese Automakers: A new survey finds 15 percent of new car buyers in the U.S. would consider purchasing their next vehicle from automakers based in China, where car companies like BYD Auto are racing to produce electric vehicles. — Press Release