Kate Mackenzie The Source: Goldman bullishness; US climate legislation; $30 oil

On Energy Source:

Markets: China optimism boosts sentiment
World Bank publishes positive outlook

Goldman’s renewed bullishness
Presentation on forecasts for 4-phase pick-up

Waxman-Markey progress hampered by farmers’ scepticism
Political shenanigans abound

Tide turns on NRG hostile takeover
Shareholders cool on Exelon bid

Nuclear finance race heats up
Four power companies shortlisted for $18.5bn in US loan guarantees

Oil companies in Iran: business as usual is relative
‘You don’t find oil in Switzerland’

Elsewhere:

Estimate places natural gas reserves 35% higher
Potential Gas Committee says US holds greater reserves than thought (NY Times)

The elusive green economy
Will the US finally take the ‘easy path’ proposed in the late 1970s? (The Atlantic)

EU 10-year transport plan lacks green content
Brussels’ own environment officials dismayed (EUobserver.com)

Could $30/bbl happen before New Year’s Eve?
Evidence that oil markets have for some time been well supplied (The Oil Drum)

Lawmakers and their energy investments
Those shaping the debate on US legislation invest in energy companies (Environmental Capital/WSJ)