Kate Mackenzie The Source: $60 oil for-and-against; Google’s energy use; nuclear revival

On Energy Source:

$60 oil: Compare and contrast

The revival of nuclear power gathers pace in Europe, but will the free market finance it?

US energy regulator softens tone on renewables

Rand: Oil imports don’t threaten US security

The internet, energy and the Columbia River

California’s 19th century wave and tidal power inventions

Elsewhere:

‘Dirty tricks’ allegation in Ivory Coast case Oil trading company Trafigura in court over Abidjan toxic waste allegations (BBC)

Clarifying ‘cap and trade’ Only 24% of Americans know the phrase relates to the environment; 29% think it is about reforming Wall St (Powerlines/Platts)

Oil prices: How much should we subtract for the storage build? One ‘exceedingly smart oil analyst’ tells Steve LeVine it could be $5 – $10 per barrel (Oil and Glory/BusinessWeek)

More on Nabucco Hungary’s switch of gas purchasing company prompts Gazprom-related intrigue (Bit Tooth Energy)

Distributed solar power plants: Two US utilities plan to install and own solar panels on the roofs of hundreds of properties (GreenTech/CNet)