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What Affect Will High Oil Prices Have on the 2012 Election

Feb 02, 2012 at 20:47 | Post Carbon

If current trends continue, gasoline prices and U.S. energy policy seem destined to play a larger role in the political debate prior to the November elections than ever before. Gasoline…

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Lebanon's Electrical Woes Become Political Football

Feb 02, 2012 at 20:44 | John Daly

Beirut, the “Paris of the Middle East,” has one problem that the City of Light does not – electricity shortages. In a country whose complex politics frequently produce gridlock, concerns…

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An Abundant Supply of Cheap Oil is the Most Important Resource for Our Future

Feb 02, 2012 at 20:40 | Gail Tverberg

Our economy runs on oil. Most of the tractors used for growing food run on oil. Nearly all of today’s cars and trucks run on oil. It is popular to…

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International Pipelines - Peacemakers or Hostages to Fortune?

Feb 01, 2012 at 17:26 | John Daly

Supporters of pipelines that cross international frontiers have fervent supporters in the energy industry, who maintain that they are “win win” solutions for both energy producing nations and transit countries.

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Why is Gulfsands Petroleum Still Drilling in Syria?

Feb 01, 2012 at 17:20 | Daniel J. Graeber

Authors note: After publication this week, Gulfsands Petroleum announced Thursday it was ending its exploration campaign in Syria while sanctions are in place.Independent energy company Gulfsands Petroleum…

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Methane Gas Hydrates - Vast Energy Resource or Ecological Disaster Awaiting?

Feb 01, 2012 at 17:17 | Professor Chris Rhodes

A vast and untapped resource of fuel? A contributor to global climate change? A submarine hazard and potential trigger of tsunami's? A cause of catastrophic species extinction? An ELE -…

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Oil Rich Venezuela's Electricity Shortfalls Lose Economy $80 Billion

Jan 31, 2012 at 17:37 | John Daly

One of the odder inconsistencies in the global energy market is the fact that many energy rich nations are plagued by indigenous shortages. Among them is Venezuela, which has…

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The Difficult Chemical Processes Involved in Waste-to-Energy

Jan 31, 2012 at 17:23 | Barry Stevens

Waste-to-Energy is a multifaceted concept; it means different things to different people, it is underestimated in complexity and questionable in terms of profitability and carbon neutrality.  Waste can be solid…

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Energy Innovation: Tackling Climate Change from a Different Direction

Jan 31, 2012 at 17:15 | Breakthrough Institute

Obama's focus on energy innovation and the regulation of conventional pollutants, rather than climate science and carbon pricing, is part of a growing climate centrism that could hold bipartisan support…

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Turf War with Ukraine Means Gazprom May Send More Gas Though Belarus

Jan 30, 2012 at 17:39 | Daniel J. Graeber

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom announced it could increase the amount of natural gas it would send to its European consumers through the transit system in Belarus this year. Ukraine currently…

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