Chron Energy Newslinks | 12.15.09 | Cash is King in Copenhagen, VAL likes ethanol.

• Copenhagen’s about the money just as much as the emissions.

Houston should lead on energy policy, says GE’s Immelt.

• Exxon’s XTO deal could quicken pace of gas investment.

• Exxon also happens to be a big patent holder for carbon capture and storage tech.

Enbridge’s oil sands gamble.

• Prediction: A carbon-constrained economy will benefit Texas.

Underground coal gasification underway in Alberta.

• Obama to push home retrofit rebates this week.

• Refining’s a lousy business these days, unless you’re Holly Corp.

• Study finds ethanol use increases ozone and carcinogen pollution.

• Valero keeps buying ethanol plants.

• China emerges as green-tech leader.