Monthly Archives: November 2010

Kiran Stacey

This morning, the mood music coming from Cancun was that China and America were working their way through the morass of obstacles to a meaningful agreement from Cancun. A briefing yesterday by Jonathan Pershing, the head of the US delegation, and Su Wei, his Chinese counterpart, led to a host of positive headlines. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Traditional integrated, multi-national oil companies are increasingly worried about the way in which nationalised (or part-nationalised) rivals are encroaching onto their natural territory.  Read more

Fiona Harvey

Compromise, compromise, compromise – that is the watchword for the climate talks now going on in Cancun, according to the United Nations’ top climate change official, Christiana Figueres. Read more

FT Energy Source

- BP to develop Canadian oil sands – FT
- Shell wins right to seek oil off Greenland – The Times (£)
- Billionaire Fredriksen bets $2bn on rigs after BP spill – Bloomberg
- China surges ahead on clean energy investment – FT
- Cairn forced to wait on India deal until February – The Times (£)
- Blunder reveals carbon trading data – FT
- NuGeneration consortium to build UK nuclear power plant – The Telegraph
- France aims to regain nuclear position – WSJ
- Oil and gas rise with cold snap – FT
- Link between gas and oil prices weakened by Gazprom settlement – No Hot Air
- Breaking away from coal – NY Times
- BP’s asset sales should spark other majors into similar action – FT Lex
- Lufthansa to start biofuel flights – Argus
Cancun news, day two
- Coal trends still dominate climate talks – NY Times Dot Earth
- US sees progress in easing climate row with China – Reuters
- US to keep emissions goal – Reuters
- UN considers putting mirrors in space – The Telegraph
- In search of the holy grail of climate change policy – Michael Jacobs, The Guardian
- Forget the climate convention, rethink innovation – Michael Schellenberger and Ted Norhaus, WSJ
- Why Cancun matters – Michael Levi Read more

FT Energy Source

- Accord in danger of disintegration
- Financing: High stakes in low-carbon investments
- Energy use: Technology starts to take hold
- Water: World focus ‘needs to fall on agriculture’
- Resources: Alliances that lead to creative industrial symbiosis
- Science: Academics climb back into the ring of debate
- Fresh approaches: People power employed to detect patterns
- Geoengineering: Finding the formula to make world of difference
- Livestock: Meat eaters pose bigger threat than CO2 output
- Recycling: Goes a long way in the UK
- Adaptation: There is profit to be made from solutions Read more

Fiona Harvey

So what is happening at Cancun?
Environment ministers and government officials from around the world are gathering in Mexico to talk about climate change, and how to tackle the problem of increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

FT Energy Source

- Disposal adds $7bn to BP’s oil spill fund – FT
- BP to commission film about oil spill – NY Times
- TNK-BP to unveil oil trading operation – FT
- Madagascar oil explorer moves to junior market – The Times (£)
- Nigerian oil-region fighting challenges president – Bloomberg
- EU energy targets require radical shake-up – FT
- China moving from oil to nuclear and renewables – WSJ
- UK to test smart grids in four areas – The Telegraph
- Carbon-price boost for green energy – FT
- Australia brings forward decision on carbon price – Reuters

Cancun news: day one
- Climate chiefs warn on what Cancun can – FT
- Q&A: What is happening at Cancun? – FT
- Climate talks seek to bridge rich-poor gap – Reuters
- Cancun: Last chance in thew ‘snake pit’ – The Telegraph
- China to take active role at climate talks – China Daily
- Cancun must be about more than climate change – Wangari Maathai, The Guardian
- Stop talking and start taxing carbon – Clive Crook, FT Read more

Kiran Stacey

As ministers, negotiators, NGOs and reporters prepare to jet off to Cancun for the annual UN climate talks, we asked four prominent delegates, including our environment correspondent, Fiona Harvey, what they wanted to see from the next two weeks of talks. Read more

Kiran Stacey

In the first of a new series of readers’ Q&A sessions, Sara Vaughan, Eon UK’s head of energy policy and regulation, took on the burning questions you wanted answering. Eon is Germany’s biggest power company and is heavily involved in the UK market.
In the second part of the session, Sara discusses the obstacles to building new nuclear plants, how the UK measures up on low-carbon technology and the limitations of a carbon floor price. Read more

Kiran Stacey

In the first of a new series of readers’ Q&A sessions, Sara Vaughan, Eon UK’s head of energy policy and regulation, took on the burning questions you wanted answering. Below are her thoughts on how the UK measures up on low-carbon energy, the limitations of a carbon floor price and why the carbon reduction commitment might be better off as a tax. Read more