Kate Mackenzie The Source: Oil prices and the recession; Nuclear sector pressures governments; oil crunch warnings

Oil prices caused the recession, redux; and what it could mean for recovery

NRG argues Exelon is not a done deal

Markets: Opec, North Korea weigh on oil prices

Nuclear sector ramps up efforts to gain government support

Oil price warnings gather pace: IMF, Saudi Arabia, Opec join in

Anadarko rates the US as a risky prospect

Gas: The halving of natural gas rigs is not reflected in production output says consultancy Bentek Energy, attributing this to innovation and improvements in efficiency (Platts)

Geopolitics: Up to 20bn barrels of oil lying under the sea off Cuba’s northwest coast could help thaw relations with the US (Washington Post)

China: More

Cap-and-trade: Why is the government proposing to give away 85% of carbon permits, despite previously saying any giveaways would amount to corporate welfare? (WSJ)

Ken Saro-Wiwa and Shell The executed Nigerian activist’s son on why he wants this week’s court hearing to bring about understanding, rather than retribution (Guardian)

Book review: Investment tips and Absolute Peak Oil in Stephen Leeb’s ‘Game Over’ (SeekingAlpha)