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Former OPEC Member Indonesia Diversifies its Energy Matrix

Feb 15, 2012 at 19:48 | John Daly

Indonesia, which had begun producing oil in the early 20th century, had such substantial production that it was a major impetus for Japan invading the Dutch East Indies, as Indonesia…

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Putin Looking to Modernize Russia's Energy Sector, Bureaucrats Fight Back

Feb 15, 2012 at 17:09 | John Daly

Largely overlooked in the non-Russian press, an incipient struggle is developing between Russian Prime Minister Putin and his attempts to privatize some of the largest and most economically inefficient legacies…

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How the US Shale Boom Will Change the World

Feb 15, 2012 at 17:02 | Gary Hunt

A funny thing is happening on the way to the clean energy future–reality is setting in. There is ‘incontrovertible evidence’ about the economic growth and job creating effects of America’s…

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The Age of Fossil Fuels is Far From Over

Feb 15, 2012 at 16:32 | Tom Murphy

Having looked at the major alternatives to fossil fuel energy production (summarized here), we come away with the general sentiment that the easy days of cheap energy are not…

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South Africa Caught in Fallout from Increased Sanctions Against Iran

Feb 14, 2012 at 18:01 | John Daly

The U.S. new sanctions initiative, strongly supported by Israel, to impose new sanctions against Iran, is designed to punish it for its purported covert nuclear weapons program by imposing new…

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With Friends Like Moscow, Who Needs Venezuela's Oil?

Feb 14, 2012 at 17:58 | Daniel J. Graeber

Venezuela said it was ready to welcome a Russian energy company into the giant Orinoco oil belt, solidifying a relationship propped up by a multi-million investment from Moscow last year.…

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Fracking and Water: A New Way To Profit from the Industry's Biggest Problem

Feb 14, 2012 at 17:55 | Keith Schaefer

While oil and water don’t mix, for the fracking industry... the two go hand-in-hand. You see, while WATER is one of the oil industry’s biggest threats – it's also one…

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Regenerative Agriculture: Feeding the Future

Feb 14, 2012 at 17:46 | Professor Chris Rhodes

It is an illusion to think we can continue to use as much energy as we do now. No one can entirely rule-out that some extravagant technology will be forthcoming,…

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Searching for a Cost Effective Way to Deal with Air Pollution

Feb 14, 2012 at 17:40

It costs $50 million per gigawatt to put 99% effective particulate air pollution control onto coal plants. China has about 650 GWe of coal power installed in 2011. It…

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Taking the High Road to Utica Shale

Feb 13, 2012 at 17:59 | Daniel J. Graeber

Ohio's governor, during his recent State of the State address, said major energy companies working in the state have certain responsibilities to Ohio. The Midwest state hosts vast natural gas…

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