Daily Archives: April 16, 2010

Kate Mackenzie

Having overtaken the US as the world’s biggest CO2 emitter in 2006, last year China also became the world’s leading investor in renewables. Much of the future of climate change depends on the relative gradients of these two growth patterns. However, the scale of that challenge is immense. Read more

Sheila McNulty

Chevron has come to the FT to explain that Chevron’s apparent generousity toward its chief executive, Dave O’Reilly, while Exxon was cutting back the pay package of its chief executive, was not as clear cut as it seems. Chevron notes some of the numbers look better than they really were because O’Reilly retired at the end of the year.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

Economist and ur-blogger Brad DeLong has published his thoughts on what should be done after the rather weak outcome of the Copenhagen meeting, and the general despondency about this year’s international climate talks. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

Companies are pulling back from selling gasoline to Iran, despite the slow progress of sanctions efforts. How much this will effect Iran remains to be seen – but its own domestic energy supply problems are not helping.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- The Singapore dollar revaluation and Asia’s oil demand growth

- Pentagon objections hold up Oregon wind farm

- After Copenhagen, what can be done?

- Oil shocks and optimal monetary policy

- What Russia wants in the Arctic [And more] Read more

Kate Mackenzie

BP plans to press ahead on Canada oil sands – FT

China to fight ‘world war’ scale climate destruction – Bloomberg

Senate climate bill roll-out set for April 26 – The Hill

Point Carbon estimates Senate bill carbon price at $31 – The Hill

Petrobras, Sinopec aim for upstream cooperation – Argus

BP pledges not to use open pit mining at Canadian oil sands site – Guardian

Peabody raises bid for Macarthur coal – FT [And more] Read more