Daily Archives: December 7, 2010

Fiona Harvey

Developing countries and some major emerging economies – chiefly China, but also including India and others – insist that the Kyoto treaty must continue beyond 2012, when most of its current provisions expire. Read more

Fiona Harvey

As ministers arrived in Cancun to join their officials, the star of the show so far was obvious: the Mexican hosts. Read more

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After trading between $70 and $80 a barrel for most of the past year, oil prices have surged to a two-year high above $90 a barrel on the back of strong demand in emerging countries and factors, such as cold weather in most of Europe.  Read more

FT Energy Source

- France close to $9bn Indian nuclear deal – FT
- BP considering North Sea asset sale – Bloomberg
- Nuclear plants’ subsidies attacked – FT
- A crystal ball for electricity – NY Times Green blog
- EU to crack down on energy market insider trading – FT
- Republicans urge opening of Arctic refuge to drilling – NY Times Green blog
- Rio eyes Africa with Riversdale approach – FT
- Ukraine secures ‘partial guarantees’ of gas transit volumes – Argus
- Rio has emerged from its post-Alcan funk – FT Lex
- Who are Desire’s shareholders and what are they saying? – The Telegraph
- Centrica chairman to be CBI president – FT
Cancun news: day eight
- China buoys talks with ‘binding’ target – Reuters
- Optimism reigns at climate talks – Argus
- China, India, Brazil, press US for deeper emissions cuts – Bloomberg
- Richard Branson calls for global climate taxes – The Guardian
- Powerpoint diplomacy in an energy push – NY Times Dot Earth
- Summit won’t work without back-room deals – Michael Levi, The Guardian Read more