Chron Energy Links: 12.30.08

Items on and elsewhere related to energy:
Rules on reporting energy reserves get an update
Refiners cranking up diesel output to meet rising global demand
Smaller power retailers uneasy
Natural gas glut weighs on prices
Trans-Alaska pipeline shut down: Bad weather interfering with tanker loading
Wind storage – Utility Xcel tests the possibilities
“Sell Fuel Efficient Cars Act of 2008” introduced in Senate
Americans driving less, and maybe coal reserves are not as plentiful as previously thought
A critique of Friedman’s call for a gas tax
Could emissions cuts be easier than we think?
How do you hedge the collapse of the Carbon Market?
EPA can’t relax emissions rules during start-up, shut-down and malfunction
Will Airlines Lose Carbon Offset Cash?
The Net-Zero Carbon Tax
EPA touts bulbs with “unnecessarily high mercury levels and mediocre life spans
Is competition still good for consumers?: Why does this sound sort of like Texas?
Energy efficiency: still a good idea
GDF Suez Energy buys FirstLight, 1,442 MW of generation