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The Energy Fallout from the Arab Spring

The Energy Fallout from the Arab Spring

Feb 04, 2012 at 12:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

Jordan announced this week it was discussing with Baghdad the development of natural gas fields along its northern border with Iraq. The pipeline system in the Sinai Peninsula carrying natural…

Canada's Shameful Propaganda Against Saudi Arabian Oil Reaches New Levels

Canada's Shameful Propaganda Against Saudi Arabian Oil Reaches New Levels

Feb 04, 2012 at 12:07 | Post Carbon

Almost exactly nine years ago, opposition to the US invasion of Iraq was reaching a fever pitch. On February 15, 2003 millions of people around the world rallied to…

Lebanon's Electrical Woes Become Political Football

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…

International Pipelines - Peacemakers or Hostages to Fortune?

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.

Why is Gulfsands Petroleum Still Drilling in Syria?

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…

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

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 -…

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

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…

The Difficult Chemical Processes Involved in Waste-to-Energy

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…

Energy Innovation: Tackling Climate Change from a Different Direction

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…

Where Does the Future Lie, Natural Gas Vehicles or Electric Vehicles?

Where Does the Future Lie, Natural Gas Vehicles or Electric Vehicles?

Jan 30, 2012 at 17:21 | James Burgess

Natural gas burns cleaner than other fossil fuels, and is much cheaper. It could certainly help reduce carbon emissions in the short term. In fact many people are lobbying for…

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