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Brazil’s president Lula calls on leaders to attend climate talks
Urges them to break deadlock in negotiating emission cuts (FT)

Likelihood of climate treaty delay grows
Senior UK official says deal could take another year (FT)

Iraq oil deal puts pressure on Opec
Exxon and Shell win right to develop West Qurna field (FT)

Eni and KazMunaiGaz close to deal
Could lead to $50bn investment in central Asian oil and gas (FT)

A new route for natural gas to Europe
Finland and Sweden give green light to Nordstream (WSJ)

Jobs issue jeopardises wind farm’s stimulus deal
Backlash against Chinese involvement in Texas project (NY Times)

Big oil recruits No. 2 US Senator’s nephew to lobby congress
API confirms relationship to Democrats Senator Richard Durbin (Bloomberg)

India warns on trade approach to climate
Negotiations could go the way of Doha trade talks (FT)

Sanyo Electric eyes boost in solar investment
Executive says ‘humongous amount’ needed to grow (Reuters)

EU urges Kiev to avert fresh gas crisis
Calls on Ukraine to avoid payment delays for Russian gas (FT)

Oil-gas price link to weaken
Surplus expected to lead from regional to global market (FT)

EDF timetable for nuclear reactor sparks concern
Move threatens to raise project’s €4bn cost (FT)