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Is Nanotechnology the Answer to our Energy Needs?

Jun 21, 2011 at 08:03 | Science Progress

We are in a “Sputnik moment,” the president said in his second official State of the Union address in January. Energy Secretary Steven Chu also likes to invoke this historical…

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Russia Invited to Join the IEA

Jun 21, 2011 at 07:56 | Energy Digital

Russia and other producer nations are invited into the International Energy Agency in response to high oil prices and uncertain global energy security. The International Energy Agency (IEA) serves as…

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Big Oil Sees the Future and it’s Biofuels

Jun 21, 2011 at 07:53 | Al Fin

The Earth is floating in hydrocarbons, yet the easy oil is in the hands of dictators, kleptocrats, and corrupt national oil companies. Oil is not only used for fuels, it…

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Crude Oil Futures Drop to Four Month Low

Jun 20, 2011 at 12:40 | Forex Pros

Crude oil prices extended sharp losses from the previous session on Monday, dropping to a four-month low as the U.S. dollar gained amid uncertainty over a second Greek bailout package,…

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Could Poland Become Europe's Energy Powerhouse?

Jun 20, 2011 at 07:36 | RFE/RL staff

The idea seems patently absurd given that the country is dependent on outdated coal power and Russian gas imports to meet its domestic energy needs. But in a field outside…

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Regulators Concerned About Canadian Oil Corroding U.S. Pipelines

Jun 20, 2011 at 07:31 | Energy Digital

U.S. regulators express concern that diluted bitumen from Canadian oil sands may be corrosive to pipelines and risk should be assessed. The United States is benefiting greatly from the Canadian…

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Can We Believe Everything We've Heard About Shale Gas

Jun 17, 2011 at 08:38 | Kurt Cobb

Newly accessible natural gas from deep shale deposits around the world has been touted as a solution to everything from oil dependence to climate change. But our actual experience with…

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Kazakhstan's Uranium Industry Could Lose Its Luster

Jun 17, 2011 at 08:33 | John Daly

What a difference a year and a tsunami make. Western investors have been salivating over the post-Soviet space’s energy riches since the 1991 collapse of communism. While focusing on the…

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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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