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The energy team has decided to concentrate on its stories for the main ft.com site, as well as its weekly podcast, and this blog will publish its final entry on Friday, August 5. The site will no longer be updated after that date but it will remain available as an archive. Read more

BP, solar, De Beers, Centrica

In this week’s podcast: Interim results from BP fail to please investors; solar power – how economic is it? We ask CEO of Canadian Solar, Dr Shawn Qu; diamond company De Beers gets a new chief executive; and, Centrica – what should we expect from its results? Read more

Greenland, mining costs, disintegrating oil companies

In this week’s podcast: Greenland – is oil exploration the key to economic independence? High oil and gas prices push up costs for global mining; and, we ask whether integrated oil companies have a future or will others follow ConocoPhillips, and split in two? Read more

UK electricity reform, Australian carbon pricing, Macarthur Coal

In this week’s podcast: We talk to former speaker of the California state assembly and founder of G24 Innovations, Bob Hertzberg, about the UK’s white paper on reforming the electricity market; we look at Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard’s announcement on carbon pricing; and, we discuss the possible takeover of mining company Macarthur Coal by US-based Peabody Energy. Read more

Middle East nuclear, RWE, Chinese wind turbines

In this week’s podcast: We talk to Deloitte’s head of nuclear, Daniel Grosvenor about nuclear power plans in the Middle East; we look at German utility RWE and the possible sale of UK subsidiary Npower; and, we discuss China’s steps into the European wind market with the country’s biggest turbine maker securing an Irish wind farm deal worth €1.5bn. Read more

Smart meters and BG Group in Brazil

In this week’s podcast: Smart meters in the UK will save energy companies billions – but consumers only £23 per year. And BG Group revises the oil reserve estimates in Brazil. Good fortune for the company, but what does it mean for the energy market? Read more

BP, EU emissions, India

In this week’s podcast: BP looks to settle potential claims over the Gulf spill; global airlines prepare to be included in EU emission targets; and we talk to Sangram Nayaka, organiser of the Energy Investment Summit in Dehli about India’s energy policy – nuclear vs renewables? Read more

Audio ENRC, Cairn Energy, UK prices
In this week’s podcast: ENRC, the FTSE100 miner implodes; Greenpeace continues its campaign to kick oil companies out of the Arctic; and, energy prices in the UK.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with William MacNamara, Chris Thompson in Greenland and Adam Scorer from Consumer Focus Read more

The natural gas market is entering a golden age on the back of increasing global demand. So proclaims the International Energy Agency, the western countries’ watchdog. But the natural gas pricing system remains, for now, largely in the dark ages.

Unlike oil, the cost of natural gas varies substantially around the world. In the US natural gas prices are below $5 per millon British thermal units, but in continental Europe they are near $10 per mBtu and in Asia are more than $12 per mBtu.

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In this week’s podcast: Germany to phase out nuclear power; UK utility Centrica leaves a major gas field dormant; plus, the report into the Fukushima disaster raises questions about reactor structures. Read more