Chron Energy Items: 03.28.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on today:
Reliant stands to gain from preservation gift: Reliant Energy’s $300,000 gift to help preserve coastal forests near Houston also will help the company get ready for a future fixture of the power business — carbon trading.
Digest: Brazil wants Pemex to open up; New coal plant possible near Odessa
California lowers target for zero-emission autos: Associated Press — California air regulators today slashed the number of battery-powered and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that must be sold in the state, a setback for environmentalists and health advocates.
Chavez says Venezuela wants stable oil prices: Associated Press — Hugo Chavez’s comments were a departure for Venezuela, which has been hawkish on prices and consistently opposed production increases as an OPEC member
Marathon forecasts 8 percent production increase: Associated Press — Oil producer and refiner Marathon Oil Corp. said Thursday it expects its worldwide production to increase at least 8 percent in 2008, excluding sales and acquisitions.