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Energy / Energy-General

Shipping Industry to be Regulated for Energy Efficiency and Carbon Emissions

Jul 20, 2011 at 07:25 | Energy Digital

The United Nations approves new rules that mandate energy efficiency and carbon emissions improvements for the shipping industry. Roughly 50,000 ships carry 90 percent of the worlds trade cargo every…

Fuel Taxes vs Fuel Economy: Are Stricter Fuel Economy Standards a Good Idea?

Jul 19, 2011 at 07:59 | Ed Dolan

According to news reports, the Obama administration is talking to automakers about raising the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard for passenger cars to 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025, more…

Petroleum Propaganda: Depletion vs Development

Jul 15, 2011 at 10:16 | Post Carbon

Which sounds better? A) The Obama administration should be doing more to develop U.S. oil-and-gas reserves. Or, B) The Obama administration should be doing more to deplete U.S. oil-and-gas reserves.…

World Stock Markets Over-Exposure to Fossil Fuels Putting Investors at Risk

Jul 13, 2011 at 07:46 | Charlotte Dudley

The world’s stock markets are over-exposed to fossil fuels, putting investors at risk of a ‘carbon bubble’, according to a report by research group Carbon Tracker Initiative which calls for…

Rising Cost of Fossil Fuels and the Coming Energy Crunch

Jul 12, 2011 at 11:32 | Post Carbon

During the past century, world economic growth has depended largely on ever-expanding use of hydrocarbon energy sources: oil for transportation, coal and natural gas for electricity generation, oil and gas…

Could Energy Resources Cause Russia to Spark a Naval War in the Caspian?

Jul 08, 2011 at 08:06 | John Daly

In the past three decades the Islamic Republic of Iran has developed a well-earned sense of paranoia. First, in September 1980 Saddam Hussein invaded Iran in what he thought would…

Piracy: A Growing Global Menace

Jul 07, 2011 at 08:32 | John Daly

Over the last few years, thanks largely to Hollywood’s “pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, maritime buccaneers have acquired a highly romantic image. The reality of modern piracy is far removed…

The Current Situation with Uranium Supplies

Jul 07, 2011 at 08:17 | Gail Tverberg

Will uranium supply be adequate for planned nuclear electricity? This question has seen sharply differing views. The purpose of this post is to give an update, showing where we are…

Yemen Petrol Crisis Causing Further Social Unrest

Jul 06, 2011 at 07:54 | Economywatch

Socio-economic problems have erupted in Yemen as the petrol crisis enters into its fifth month with little to no end in sight. The Yemeni oil industry, which is the country’s…

Positive Environment for Climate Related Investments

Jul 06, 2011 at 07:52 | Mark Nicholls

The outlook for climate change-related investments is brightening after a few years when “it’s been a pretty depressing place to work”, according to a leading analyst. “From where I sit,…

A Brief Overview of Thorium Energy

Jul 01, 2011 at 07:34 | Al Fin

For humans to enjoy a clean and abundant energy future, they will need to move to energy from nuclear reactions -- which means nuclear fission, for now. Thorium is the…

A Look at the Devastating Impact a Solar Storm Could Have on Society

Jun 30, 2011 at 08:34 | Kurt Cobb

In late August 1859 the most severe solar storm ever witnessed began and lasted through the first few days of September. It produced vivid auroras in the night sky as…

Massive Undiscovered Oil and Gas Reserves in the Cook Inlet Region

Jun 30, 2011 at 08:14 | Andy Soos

Cook Inlet stretches 180 miles from the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage in south-central Alaska. Cook Inlet branches into the Knik Arm and Turnagain Arm at its northern end, almost…

Venezuela’s Chavez ill - Possible Energy Consequences

Jun 28, 2011 at 08:04 | John Daly

According to recent reports in the Venezuelan press, President Hugo Chávez is currently undergoing medical treatment in Cuba. Beyond that, little is certain. The right-wing Latino press of southern Florida…

Will the SPR Release Work and Will it Have Any Side Effects?

Jun 28, 2011 at 07:44 | Kurt Cobb

World governments have collectively poured trillions of dollars of stimulative spending into the world economy since the crash of 2008. And, they've shoveled trillions more into failed financial institutions. In…

Obama’s $500 Million Initiative to Fund Energy Efficiency Technologies

Jun 28, 2011 at 07:42 | EcoSeed

President Obama launched a national initiative which will leverage over $500 million in investments to fund emerging technologies that can increase the energy efficiency of industrial facilities and create manufacturing…

European Carbon Carnage: Carbon Markets Slump 15% in One Week

Jun 27, 2011 at 08:26 | Christopher Cundy

EU carbon prices have slumped 15% in one week, as a slew of bearish news took its toll on the markets. The benchmark EU allowance (EUA) contract for December 2011…

Turning Natural Gas and Carbon Dioxide Into Gasoline

Jun 27, 2011 at 08:24 | Energy Digital

The United States has some of the highest recoverable natural gas reserves in the world thanks to the controversial hydraulic fracturing process that breaks shale rock formations to release the…

Afghanistan and the Future U.S. Withdrawal - Energy Corridor or Dead Zone?

Jun 24, 2011 at 07:46 | John Daly

President Obama has declared that, a decade after Operation Enduring Freedom began, the first significant withdrawals of U.S. troops from that battered nation will begin, with 10,000 U.S. troops withdrawn…

The Highlights From BP’s 2011 Review of World Energy

Jun 24, 2011 at 07:39 | Robert Rapier

BP recently released their highly respected annual Statistical Review of World Energy for 2011. Most of the news stories on the report have focused on the exceptionally strong growth…

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