Ed Crooks The Source: BA biofuels; Lord Browne speaks; new nuclear in the US; Chinese wind power; Avatar and more

On Energy Source:

BA’s biofuels plans need a lot of waste

Avatar: fiction and fact for the natural resources industry

Shell’s directory leak could be a concern

Energy headlines


Why commodities are a bad investment (FT)

Lord Browne, ex-BP CEO, talks about his rise and fall (FT)

Southern Company to get loan guarantees from US government for new reactors (AP)

Shell “employees” protest about Nigeria (OilChange)

China leads the world for wind power installations (Green Inc)

…but the US is still in the lead for capacity installed (SmartPlanet)

Taqa profits fall 90 per cent as the company seeks to cut its debt burden (The National)

Oleg Deripaska may list Russia’s second-largest power group in Hong Kong (Reuters)

Does the FirstEnergy acquisition of Allegheny Energy make sense? (NYT)