Daily Archives: July 6, 2010

Kate Mackenzie

Spain, long a site of rapid growth in wind and solar power, is becoming more interested in supporting domestic coal-burning. But this duality isn’t so different to most of the rest of the world.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

Tar balls found on the Crystal Beach area of Texas’ Bolivar Peninsula did indeed come from the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo well. But how did they get there? The response centre raises an unpleasant possibility that they came via a boat. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

Another interesting snippet for the debate over the role of speculators in driving oil prices: some cocoa traders want more disclosure of futures trading — might the same apply to oil futures?
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Kate Mackenzie

- Economists: The problem of energy awaits you

- If it’s an obvious idea, someone’s probably thought of it

- Oil spill protestors are missing their target

- Prospects for non-wind renewables looks grim

- The west’s big oil companies are growing gassier [And more] Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- Legacy fears over BP’s pot of gold – FT

- Dutch study broadly backs IPCC climate report – FT

- Crisis-hit BP rules out issuing new shares – FT

- Aid to European coal industry held up – FT

- Tar balls reach Texas as weather hampers clean-up – LA Times

- China jails US geologist for eight years over oil secrets sale – Bloomberg [And more] Read more