Daily Archives: March 15, 2011

FT Energy Source

Here is a list of the various pieces of interactive wizardry on the FT website to help you navigate the Japan nuclear crisis. Read more

FT Energy Source

As the nuclear crisis continues to change rapidly, we are bringing you another roundup of the day’s news and views. As ever, you can follow our live coverage of events on the Rachman Blog.
- Battle to regain control at Japan N-plant – FT
- Radiation level falls but fuel rods stay dangerously hot – NY Times
- How Fukushima rates on nuclear disaster scale – The Telegraph
- Kan heaps pressure on atomic plant operator – FT
- Q&A: Radiation risks from Fukushima – The Times
- In fuel cooling pools, a dange for the long term – NY Times
- Fukushima blast shows nuclear is not the answer – Brahma Chellaney, The Guardian
- Oil futures plunge on worsening Japan fears – WSJ
- Germany shuts down seven nuclear plants – FT
Meanwhile, in the Middle East:
- Bahrain declares state of emergency – FT Read more

Kiran Stacey

Shell has begun to ship liquid natural gas cargoes into Tokyo to help meet their energy demands in the aftermath of the earthquake and subsequent nuclear crisis. The first batch into the Tokyo Bay area was agreed on Monday night, and significantly for global LNG prices, it had originally been intended for elsewhere. Read more

Kiran Stacey

I’m not keeping up with minute-by-minute updates from the Japan nuclear crisis for the very good reason that FT readers can access that in Gideon Rachman’s blog. But this one piece of information is important enough to flag up.  Read more

Kiran Stacey

I said on Monday that the anti-nuclear demonstrations in Stuttgart over the weekend would put pressure on the German government and others around the world to clamp down on nuclear. Angela Merkel responded initially by ordering a safety review into all German nuclear plants. She has not taken much more stringent action.
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A nasty stasis in shares in E.ON, RWE and EDF. Read more

Kiran Stacey

After a two-week break, we are pleased to bring back the weekly Energy Source readers’ Q&A sessions.
Next week, the person in the hotseat will be Francesco Starace, chief executive of Enel Green Power, the green power multinational that was spun out of the Italian utility Enel last year. Read more

FT Energy Source

You can read live coverage of the Japan nuclear crisis here.
- New explosion at Japanese reactor – FT
- Japanese PM warns of radiation risk – FT
- Nuclear exerts point to possible cover-up – The Guardian
- Fukushima’s fallout will be widespread and lasting – FT Lex
- How were reactor cores able to melt? – The Telegraph
- Experts see low risk of another Chernobyl – FT
- What will spark the next Fukushima? – John Vidal, The Guardian
- The tragedy should make the US study its nuclear plans – NY Times
- Nations race to reassure public on nuclear safety – FT
- Emerging economies move ahead with nuclear plants – NY Times
- Nuclear power halted in its tracks – Nick Butler, FT
- Crisis revives doubts on regulation – WSJ (£)
- Investors raise doubts on Tepco recovery – FT
- Japan releases oil product stocks – Argus
- How stable is Saudi Arabia? – NY Times
- Chevron says US gas price needs to rise – FT
- Qatar Holding to buy Iberdrola stake – FT
- Green fuels get boost from EU tax revamp – Reuters
- Eon ‘fingerprints’ its copper cables – The Telegraph Read more