Chron energy items: 1.15.08

Some of the items in today’s Chronicle or on chron.com:
Wind power gains steam: Monday was a good day for the wind power business, with GE announcing a $300 million investment in Houston-based Horizon Wind and a disputed project off Cape Cod, Mass., clearing another regulatory hurdle.
Support grows for private Pemex investment: Bloomberg News –Mexico’s largest opposition party will back a yet-to-be-disclosed plan for opening the state oil monopoly to outside investment in deep-water drilling and exploration as well as in pipelines and refining.
Big Oil warms to Greenland:Dow Jones — Rising temperatures are providing opportunities to tap into billions of barrels of oil and gas trapped under Greenland’s ice.
Europe may ban some biofuel imports: New York Times — In a sign of growing concern about the impact of supposedly “green” policies, European Union officials will propose a ban on imports of certain biofuels, according to a draft law to be unveiled next week.
Automakers try to outdo each other in plug-in race: AP — Chrysler on Monday rolled out three plug-in concept cars at the North American International Auto Show, the venue where rival General Motors Corp. made a splash one year ago with its Chevrolet Volt electric concept.
Regional Briefs: Public hearing for new South Texas nukes in Feb., Noble upgrades Equitorial Guinea discovery.

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