Daily Archives: May 14, 2010

Kate Mackenzie

Highlights from FT Energy Source this week:

- BP’s oil spill fight plagued by methane hydrate, a deep water hazard

- Deepwater videos: oil gushing into sea and the thwarted cofferdam containment attempt

- Our ‘man on the oil rig’ explains (almost) all

- Q&A: Mark Jacobson on 100% renewable energy supply

- The EIA maintains its focus on ‘above ground’ oil supply issues

- Oil spill congressional hearings: Senate and House [And more] Read more

Kate Mackenzie

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s chief talked about the human failings that led to the publication of the inaccurate Himalayan glaciers claim at a review of the organisation — but also defended the body’s underlying methods, and its use of non-peer-reviewed reports. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

Carbon capture and storage is one of the most divisive of low-carbon technologies. Its supporters argue that carbon capture and storage will be essential because there is no chance that fossil fuels will be completely eradicated by 2050, particularly in developing countries, but critics have pointed to its costs, effectiveness and questions around geological storage.

FT Energy Source spoke with Nick Otter, chief executive of the Global CCS Institute about the technical uncertainties, the role of government and industry, and the place for CCS alongside renewables, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

Several scientists have questioned the real rate at which oil is escaping from BP-operated Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded last month.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- Obama ‘angry about the oil spill’

- The paradox of deepwater

- The mystery caused by missing rig data

- The secret oil fix that might save the Gulf

- Energy’s costs finally meet the eyes [And more] Read more

Kate Mackenzie

Judging by a few polls that have been published this week, the public view of both climate change and the need for offshore oil drilling is almost as complex as that of Congress.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

From the Deepwater Horizon Joint Information Center: Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- Gulf spill at least 10x greater than thought: Expert – NPR

- US said to allow drilling without needing permits – NY Times

- BP’s Hayward in ‘battle’ for hearts and minds – FT

- Transocean seeks to limit liability with Titanic precedent – ABC

- EPA issues rules for biggest carbon polluters – Reuters

- Senate Dems fail to secure quick passage of oil spill liability measure – The Hill

- BP ‘top hat’ deployment time frame extended – Dow Jones

- US nuclear drive checked by argument over waste – FT [And more] Read more