James Fontanella-Khan Spot news

E-mail tirade boosts climate sceptics’ cause
Climate change deniers seize chance (FT)

Lex: A vitriolic climate
The debate over climate change is becoming more vitriolic by the week (FT)

Oil majors race to seal deals in Nigeria
Firms want to beat possible law what would raise tax (WSJ)

Lex: Reliance Industries / LyondellBasell
The move makes a lot of sense for the Indian giant (FT)

Heritage Oil backs out of talks with Genel
$6bn merger deal called off (FT)

Husky Energy discovers more oil in White Rose area
Initially estimates 30-85m barrels of light crude oil (Reuters)

Heritage deal’s end a blow to Genel Enerji
Brutal reversal of fortune for Turkish group (FT)

Eni stakes out its future with two deals
Uganda-Iraq move sets focus for the next decade (FT)

UN weather chief warns on greenhouse gases
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached record levels (FT)

Cox set to steer Climate Change Capital
Move to help lead the company’s diversification plans (FT)

Lex: Change of climate for former BP executive
Cox sees many opportunities in environmental investment (FT)

Obama to decide soon on Copenhagen climate-talk trip
The US is the second-largest greenhouse-gas producer after China (Bloomberg)

Areva faces tough choices on T&D sale
France nuclear group to choose between GE; Toshiba and INCJ (FT)

Rosneft sells first Kozmino oil cargo to IPP
Oil trading company IPP has wins tender (Reuters)

First clean coal power plant gets green light
EC pledged £162m towards a proposed carbon capture plant (FT)