Daily Archives: April 20, 2010

Kate Mackenzie

What will all those cancelled flights mean for European CO2 emissions? JBC Energy reckons substituting other transport methods will probably result in lower emissions.  Read more

Sheila McNulty

The shift from coal-fired to gas-fired generation sounds like something that would be lengthy and difficult to accomplish. But a new report by PFC Energy, the consultancy, indicates it is anything but: increasing the utilisation rates of existing gas-fired plants could displace almost all existing coal-fired capacity. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

The Oil Drum summarised an interesting paper by Sussex University senior fellow Steven Sorrell called “Energy, growth and sustainability: Five propositions”.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

The Major Economies Forum held in Washington on Sunday and Monday doesn’t appear to have moved sentiment ahead dramatically, despite the MEF being touted as one of the potential alternative forums to the UN, which has been looking too big and slow since Copenhagen. However US climate envoy Todd Stern at least managed to sound a more positive note than those leading the UN talks have managed of late.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

How big will the effect of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano ash be on refined energy products? Europe’s flight ban has already seen jet fuel prices fall, and some analysts warn that crack spreads for other refined products could also be weakened.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- The ballot initiative battle against California’s climate laws

- $85: the price for crude oil destroys demand

- The contribution of energy to economic growth has been greatly underestimated

- Offshore revenue is front-and-centre for climate swing votes

- Power from the people. Literally

- How New York might adapt to rising seas [And more] Read more

Kate Mackenzie

Major economies focus on finance at climate meeting – Reuters

Jet fuel price bounces back – FT

Flight ban pushes European jet fuel prices down $20 – $25/t – Argus

UK alliance warns over looming water crisis – FT

March 2011 target set for EPA mercury proposal – Argus

Green jobs still scarce – WSJ [And more] Read more