Kate Mackenzie The Weekender

(A belated wrap.) The big theme on FT Energy Source this week was whether rising crude oil prices will affect economic recovery:

- The IEA got worried over world crude oil prices

- But Opec was quiet on $80+ oil

- While James Hamilton questioned whether high oil prices would really ‘shock’ this time

Also this week:

- Cutting Europe’s emissions by 80% won’t cost much

- Vattenfall’s departing CEO on being a ‘lone wolf’ on climate

- Detroit and the green revolution

- Wind power: Free-trading China, mercantilist US

- Was the UK first to withhold climate data?

- The deepest rift of all still hampering post-Copenhagen talks