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Energy / Energy-General

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began, the first significant withdrawals of U.S. troops from that battered nation will begin, with 10,000 U.S. troops withdrawn…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…

China Winning the Race for Central Asia’s Energy Riches

Jun 23, 2011 at 07:50 | John Daly

Many western analysts have described the post-Soviet tussle for Caspain and Central Asian energy reserves as the new “Great Game, except this time around, Russia is facing the U.S. rather…

Chinese Energy Policies Harming Neighbors

Jun 22, 2011 at 08:06 | John Daly

China’s omnivorous energy requirements have been attracting increasing attention as of late, as Beijing attempts to secure any and all sources of power for its growing industrial base. Nowhere is…

Energy Policies and Oil Supply

Jun 22, 2011 at 07:55 | Gail Tverberg

It seems to me that most policymakers have missed some basic issues with respect to our energy problem. One of these is that world oil supply is very inelastic–that is,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A Look at the Latest United Nations Predictions on Natural Resource Consumption

Jun 15, 2011 at 08:09 | Gail Tverberg

The United Nations warned recently that the global consumption of natural resources could almost triple to 140 billion tons a year by 2050 unless nations take drastic steps to decouple…

Some Economic and Historical Aspects of Electric Deregulation

Jun 15, 2011 at 07:57 | Ferdinand E. Banks

In the summer of 2001, a few months before the 9-11 attacks on the Trade Towers and Pentagon, I was invited to Hong Kong as a visiting professor and university…

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