Saturday, January 22, 2011

What We are Reading

A selection of recent articles that caught our attention:
  • Shai Agassi, "What China and Israel Will Teach the World About Electric Cars," The Economist: The World in 2011
  • "Climate Science: A fistful of Dust," The Economist, January 8, 2011
  • "Greenhouse-gas Monitoring: Not Hot Air," The Economist, January 15, 2011
  • Sylvia Pfeifer, "Investors Weigh up Rosneft's BP Tie-Up," Financial Times, January 18, 2011
  • "Innovation in Energy: Special Report," Financial Times, January 18, 2011
  • "China Shapes the World," special five-segment report, Financial Times, January 18-22, 2011; more at
  • Naomi Mapstone, "Chinese Cash Flow into Peruvian Mine Brings Fear for Erosion of Rights," Financial Times, January 20, 2011
  • Joshua Chaffin, "Hackers Cast Cloud Over EU Emission Trade Scheme," Financial Times, January 20, 2011
  • William Wallis, "Intrigue Surrounds Oil Windfalls in Nigeria," Financial Times, January 21, 2011
  • Leslie Hook, "Energy Rivals Scramble to Secure Resources: China's Rapid Growth puts in on a Potential Collision Course with the U.S. Over Oil and Gas," Financial Times, January 21, 2011
  • "Does Helping the Planet Hurt the Poor? No, if the West Makes Sacrifices," Peter Singer; "Yes, if We Listen to Green Extremists," Bjorn Lomborg, The Wall Street Journal, January 22-23, 2011
There is also a fascinating video that anyone interested in global resources may want to watch:
  • "Interview With James King, editor of the FT China Confidential Report," which can be found at; Mr. King talks about resources-related issues associated with China's economic growth

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