Kate Mackenzie The Weekender

On Energy Source this week:

- Gregor Macdonald on how SoCal will cope with high oil prices

- ‘Energy Citizen’ rallies sparked accusations of astroturfing. And perhaps, another big oil backlash?

- Crude oil stocks fell. But why?

- China wants oil, Ecuador wants money

- Speculators are to blame for last year’s oil price spike, says Dresdner/Commerzbank

- More on Ed Morse’s case against energy price bullishness

- China’s talk of a 2050 emissions peak: nothing to be cheerful about

- UK utilities think smart meters are fine – as long as customers can’t see them