Daily Archives: November 4, 2010

Kiran Stacey

Companies are still waiting to hear full details from the UK govenment on how it intends to provide £1bn in funding for CCS projects, as promised in the spending review.
So the news that the European Commission will announce a “prize” to fund CCS and renewables projects will be very welcome for some. Read more

Kiran Stacey

According to Eon, we could learn a lot from the Romans about energy efficiency. To coincide with the launch of their new website which apparently helps consumers measure and cut down on their energy use, they have teamed up with Prof Andrew Wilson from the Institute of Archaeology at Oxford University to come up with four ways in which the Romans used energy better than we do. Read more

Kiran Stacey

I blogged last week about two high profile Congress races where voters seemed to have been turned off by the fact that the Democratic incumbent had voted for the cap-and-trade bill. Both Rick Boucher and Tom Perriello seemed to have been directly hurt by their vote for Waxman-Markey. Read more

Ed Crooks

When President Obama spoke about his new-found spirit of compromise after the Democratic party’s “shellacking” in the midterm elections, energy policy was one of the areas where he suggested Democrats and Republicans might be able to work together. The deep partisan divide over climate policy might make that seem a ridiculously hopeful aspiration, but in fact there are some areas of energy policy where the two parties ought to be able to find common ground. Read more

FT Energy Source

- IEA fears oil spike of climate pledges fail – FT
- Caspian tipped for oil and gas breakthrough – FT
- US ‘slow in issuing offshore permits’ – Argus
- Statoil near deal on China shale gas – FT
- Voters deliver mixed messages on renewable energy – Reuters
- Prop 23 battle marks new era in environmental politics – LA Times
- Carbon price falls as Obama hints on cap-and-trade alternatives – Bloomberg
- US energy policy after the midterms: compromise or conflict? – FT Energy Source
- Facebook under pressure to be greener – IHT
- EU calls for better nuclear storage plans – FT
- Tim Yeo attacks Treasury’s £1bn tax grab – The Telegraph Read more