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Creating a Sustainable World: Can it be Done?

Sep 21, 2011 at 08:30 | The Oil Drum

It is clear there are limits to the pollution a given ecosystem can absorb, the level of resources that can be depleted, and debt that can be incurred. Despite concerns…

Have we all Become Rogue Traders?

Sep 21, 2011 at 08:16 | Kurt Cobb

Last week authorities apprehended a trader for UBS, the huge, international Swiss bank, on suspicion that he lost $2 billion of the bank's money in unauthorized trades. It's not the…

The UK’s Green Deal - A Long Way to go Yet

Sep 21, 2011 at 07:42 | Green Futures

With the right combination of policy and communications, the Green Deal could create jobs, boost local economies, and cut carbon. Thirty-nine, thirty-eight… The countdown to the UK’s emission targets for…

Why America Needs to Accelerate Domestic Energy Production

Sep 19, 2011 at 15:46 | MasterResource

Hadrian, the third of the “five good emperors” of Rome, ruled from 117 to 138 in a time of consolidation of the Roman Empire.  Best known for building Hadrian’s Wall,…

Will Commodity Prices Collapse When the BRIC’s Crumble?

Sep 19, 2011 at 15:39 | Al Fin

Common wisdom assumes that commodity prices, including oil prices, will continue to rise on exponential demand from emerging nations, such as China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, etc. But under the…

Oil and the Falklands - the Saga Continues

Sep 19, 2011 at 07:49 | John Daly

Like some dimly remembered Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, pitting Hardy British tars against perfidious foreigners, the Falklands periodically recycles into the gaze of bemused international observers every decade or so.

Industry Titans Call for Greater Government Investment in Energy Innovation

Sep 19, 2011 at 07:39 | Breakthrough Institute

On Tuesday last week, the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC)--composed of industry titans like Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Bank of America Chairman Chad Holliday, and leading venture capitalist John Doerr--released…

Turkey, Egypt to Drill for Natural Gas in the Mediterranean, Threatening Israel’s Energy Dreams

Sep 17, 2011 at 22:59 | John Daly

What a difference fifteen months makes. In May 2010 Israel’s cold peace with Egypt was viable, the country was celebrating massive Mediterranean natural gas finds and Tel Aviv enjoyed a…

China and Russia Haggle Over Energy Deal Prices

Sep 17, 2011 at 14:00 | Joao Peixe

China, the world’s second largest economy, has made no secret of its interest in securing Russian energy exports, while Moscow has done little to hide its interest in supplying it.…

Fresh Hopes for Nabucco Pipeline following Total’s Natural Gas Discovery

Sep 15, 2011 at 08:08 | John Daly

Since 1991, the great Western success story in unlocking the energy riches of the former USSR has been Azerbaijan. Western energy companies have had no greater friend in the post-Soviet…

Russia Opposes European Plans for the Caspian Sea Natural Gas pipeline

Sep 15, 2011 at 08:07 | Energy Digital

The European Union (EU) is seeking alternative suppliers of natural gas from the East and is moving forward with talks on constructing a pipeline connecting Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to the…

Obama Rolling Back Environmental Regulations to Fix the Job Problem

Sep 15, 2011 at 07:57 | Ed Dolan

Just when it seemed nothing could do it, persistently high U.S. unemployment has produced bipartisan agreement in Washington—agreement to roll back environmental protection in an attempt to save jobs and…

Iraqi Kurdistan Halts Oil Exports

Sep 14, 2011 at 19:18 | Joao Peixe

On 11 September Iraqi Kurdistan halted oil exports. According to Iraqi Oil Minister Abdelkarim al-Luaybi, speaking to reporters at a conference in the Jordanian capital Amman, "The government of the…

China National Petroleum Corp. to Issue $3.13 Billion in Bonds

Sep 14, 2011 at 07:45 | John Daly

Many investors, battered by more than two and one half years of global recession, have turned from traditional investment havens to “thinking outside the box” and investigating overseas markets. Some…

Fossil Fuel Use, Mass Extinctions and the Difficulty with Sustainable Living

Sep 14, 2011 at 07:30 | Gail Tverberg

What would humans have to do to really live sustainability with the world’s ecosystems? I got a shock when I read about the pattern of species extinctions which is taking…

Using Algae to Make Better Batteries

Sep 14, 2011 at 07:25 | Brian Westenhaus

Think alginate, that you may have met quite intimately if you’ve had dental impressions made – the gooey, but not sticky substance that was in the tray which formed to…

Relaxation of Obama’s Anti-Energy Policies Could Create 1.4 Million New Jobs

Sep 14, 2011 at 07:18 | Al Fin

The images below are taken from a report released last week by Wood MacKenzie, looking at the impact of relaxing just a few of President Obama's anti-energy policies (h/t…

Thunder Down Under - Western Australia Talks Secession over Canberra’s Energy Policies

Sep 13, 2011 at 08:09 | John Daly

It’s marginal, economically backward states that fragment, like Yugoslavia and Sudan, right?Usually – but an extraordinary situation is developing in energy-rich Western Australia, where Canberra’s policies have begun fuelling…

A Guide for Energy Policymakers: Thinking Sensibly About Our Energy Future

Sep 13, 2011 at 07:54 | Kurt Cobb

The following is an attempt to weave together many strands of thought from my writings on energy into a compact briefing for energy policymakers. If you are an energy policymaker…

Laser Fusion Energy Just Took a Big Step Forwards

Sep 13, 2011 at 07:37 | Professor Chris Rhodes

The UK company AWE and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have joined-forces with the US-based National Ignition Facility (NIF) to help provide energy using Inertial Confinement Fusion, in which a pellet…

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