Kevin Gallagher, guardian.co.uk, 6 January 2011
Instead of turning China's successful renewable energy industry into a trade row, the US should be boosting its own
To kick off 2011, the Obama administration has had the audacity to file suit at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against China's policies to build green technologies.
BBC News, 01 January 2011
The first oil pipeline linking the world's biggest oil producer, Russia, and the world's biggest consumer of energy, China, has begun operating.
Spiegel Online, December 22, 2010
The old concrete sarcophagus encasing the burned reactor at Chernobyl is crumbling. Although a European consortium has agreed to entomb the site in a metal vault, it is still unclear exactly where all the money will come from. Moscow, for its part, appears reluctant to pay up.
Pablo Solon, guardian.co.uk, 21 December 2010
We were accused of being obstructionist, obstinate and unrealistic. But we feel an enormous obligation to set aside diplomacy and tell the truth
By Brian Swint, Bloomberg.com, Dec 16, 2010
Big Oil Sells Assets at Record Pace as China Inflates Prices
The world’s largest oil companies sold assets at a record pace this year, finding buyers at higher prices as China and other emerging economies vie for reserves.
Merv Ritchie, Terrace Daily, December 11, 2010
The prospects of Super Tankers carrying Canada's crude bitumen through Douglas Channel to Asian destinations has been provoking emotional reactions on both sides of the issue. One of the statements made regarding the transport of this product, and others, is the state of the technology today. The double hulled and new tankers, whether they be VLCC, ULCC's, Supertankers PanaMax, these newest ships and their technology are stated to be "State of the Art".
BBC News, December 11, 2010
A deal has been struck on building a 1,700km (1,050m) pipeline to carry Turkmen natural gas across Afghanistan to Pakistan and India.
By Michael M'Gonigle and Louise Takeda, TheTyee.ca, 29 Nov 2010
Considering climate change, Copenhagen, Cochabamba, the coming calamity, and most controversial: capitalism.
There seems to be something about the letter C and climate change.
By ARTHUR MAX, The Associated Press, November 22, 2010
CHERSKY, Russia — The Russian scientist shuffles across the frozen lake, scuffing aside ankle-deep snow until he finds a cluster of bubbles trapped under the ice. With a cigarette lighter in one hand and a knife in the other, he lances the ice like a blister. Methane whooshes out and bursts into a thin blue flame.
By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL, New York Times, November 21, 2010
Even as developed countries close or limit the construction of coal-fired power plants out of concern over pollution and climate-warming emissions, coal has found a rapidly expanding market elsewhere: Asia, particularly China.
Muriel Boselli And Zaida Espana, Reuters, The Province, November 10, 2010
Global oil supplies will come close to a peak by 2035 when oil prices will exceed $200 US a barrel, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, as China and other emerging economies drive demand higher.
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, November 10, 2010
The good news for B.C. is that there will be a steady market for its gas resources; the bad news is that prices will be rock-bottom
There was some good news/ bad news today for British Columbia, and for global efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
Christine Ottery, guardian.co.uk, 21 October 2010
Plans for a new mine for ore that contains copper, zinc and gold have caused alarm among scientists and indigenous people
Tim Webb, guardian.co.uk, 20 October 2010
The energy firm has withdrawn from competition for the first CCS plant, saying the station would have been uneconomic to build
Terry Macalister, guardian.co.uk, 24 August 2010
Cairn Energy's gas find sparks hopes that Greenland can ditch its reliance on fishing and tourism
Richard Wray, guardian.co.uk, 24 August 2010
• Cairn says well has found gas and oil-bearing sands in Arctic
• Greenpeace ship already in area protesting against drilling
John Vidal, guardian.co.uk, 22 August 2010
• Oil giant blamed for 10% of 9m barrels leaked in 40 years
• Report claims rest of leaking oil caused by saboteurs
By KEITH BRADSHER, New York Times, August 9, 2010
HONG KONG — Earlier this summer, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China promised to use an “iron hand” to improve his country’s energy efficiency, and a growing number of businesses are now discovering that it feels like a fist.
John Vidal, guardian.co.uk, 14 July 2010
UN's Clean Development Mechanism to use European carbon offset credits to subsidise 20 'efficient' coal plants in India and China
By DIANA S. POWERS, New York Times, July 26, 2010
Brenda Bouw, Globe and Mail, July 26, 2010
Vancouver — Last spring, the world's bigger miners forced Asian customers to make a dramatic switch, abandoning a 40-year tradition of annual price contracts in favour of three-month agreements.
The buyers feared the new arrangement would drive up prices. The miners hoped it would. So far, they've both been wrong.