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Energy / Energy-General

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Solar Storm Threatening Power Grids – Yet no Action Taken to Implement Defences

Jun 17, 2011 at 08:17 | 21st Century Science Tech

A known and cataclysmic threat to the U.S. electric power grid is being largely ignored by the President and Congress. Warning events in 1859, 1921, 1989, and 2003 showed the…

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A Cheap Way of Capturing CO2

Jun 16, 2011 at 07:27 | Brian Westenhaus

The European Union and led by SINTEF in Norway with ten other European partners has completed lab tests and is set to demonstrate a cost-effective CO2 capture technology. Called…

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A Look at the Latest United Nations Predictions on Natural Resource Consumption

Jun 15, 2011 at 08:09 | Gail Tverberg

The United Nations warned recently that the global consumption of natural resources could almost triple to 140 billion tons a year by 2050 unless nations take drastic steps to decouple…

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Some Economic and Historical Aspects of Electric Deregulation

Jun 15, 2011 at 07:57 | Ferdinand E. Banks

In the summer of 2001, a few months before the 9-11 attacks on the Trade Towers and Pentagon, I was invited to Hong Kong as a visiting professor and university…

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David and Goliath: Vietnam Confronts China Over South China Sea Energy Riches

Jun 14, 2011 at 08:49 | John Daly

An increasingly fractious maritime confrontation is developing in the South China Sea, with enormous implications for international companies interested in developing East Asia’s offshore hydrocarbon resources. Far from the radars…

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Disagreements Within OPEC Threaten Organizations Structure

Jun 13, 2011 at 07:20 | Dave Summers

OPEC Ministers, meeting in Vienna last week, apparently had one of their more divisive discussions of recent times over the question of raising pumped volumes. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and…

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Exxon’s $100 Million a Day Exploration Budget Pays Off

Jun 13, 2011 at 07:11 | Brian Westenhaus

Exxon’s CEO Rex Tillerson announced back in March plans to spend $100 million a day for the next five years to expand the search for oil and natural gas previously…

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A Look at China's energy Future and What it Means for Oil Prices

Jun 10, 2011 at 07:29 | Robert Rapier

I was recently asked to participate in an energy roundtable at Focus on China’s Energy Future and the Shale Gas Question. It is no secret that I feel that…

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Tension Building over Arctic Energy Riches

Jun 09, 2011 at 08:15 | Andy Soos

The Arctic Ocean is a vast frozen sea bordered by Russia, Canada, Denmark, and Norway. It has been explored but it’s potential for mineral deposits and oil and gas deposits…

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Preparing for Higher Food and Energy Prices

Jun 09, 2011 at 08:03 | Gail Tverberg

Over the years, we have become accustomed to a rising standard of living. One of things that has helped this happen is a gradually declining ratio of food costs to…

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