Australia picked two 35-year-olds to plug an experience gap for its Ashes cricket series in England, choosing Brad Haddin as first-choice wicketkeeper and vice-captain, and recalling batsman Chris Rogers.
European utilities, which have lost investors money for the past three years, can expect nothing but more pain after the European Parliament rejected a proposal to support prices in the world’s largest carbon-credit market.
Centrica Plc and state-run Qatar Petroleum agreed to buy natural gas fields from Canada’s Suncor Energy Inc. for C$1 billion ($981 million) as the largest U.K. household-energy company seeks added supplies for North American customers.
The lowest hydro reserves in 13 years in Switzerland, which generates more of its power using water than any other non-Nordic European country, may boost prices in neighboring France, Germany, Italy and Austria.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is losing support from her two biggest allies in the utilities industry as their mounting debt prompts a retreat from renewable-power expansion, undermining her $700 billion program to reshape Germany’s energy market.
Climate talks starting Nov. 26 in Doha, Qatar, may help trigger a tighter emissions-reduction target in the European Union within three years, according to Chris Rogers, a Bloomberg Industries analyst in London.