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End of the Energy Subsidy Gravy Train

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The drama that raised the national debt ceiling without increasing taxes is sending warning shots across the bow for many industries.  The message for energy subsidies, including the tax credits…

A Look at the DOD's Operation Energy Strategy

A Look at the DOD's Operation Energy Strategy

Aug 10, 2011 at 08:33 | Sohbet Karbuz

US soldiers run on water, batteries and fuel. The latter two are becoming quite a challenge for the armed forces as they require a reliable and assured supply of operational…

Swedish Man Arrested for Building a Nuclear Reactor in His Kitchen

Swedish Man Arrested for Building a Nuclear Reactor in His Kitchen

Aug 10, 2011 at 08:00 | Energy Digital

Apparently a Swedish man has been reprimanded for attempting to build a homemade nuclear reactor. 31-year-old Richard Handl foiled his own plans to construct a homemade nuclear reactor when he…

Why High Gasoline Prices are Causing the Drop in GDP Growth

Why High Gasoline Prices are Causing the Drop in GDP Growth

Aug 09, 2011 at 07:43 | Post Carbon

Lost in the furor over the debt crisis last week came the news that the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of only 0.4 percent in the first quarter…

Oil and Gas Pipelines at Risk from Ethanol Bacteria

Oil and Gas Pipelines at Risk from Ethanol Bacteria

Aug 05, 2011 at 07:44 | EcoSeed

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology discovered that bacteria found in ethanol hasten the deterioration and cracking of pipeline steels. Ethanol is a biofuel that is commonly…

Electricity Prices to Soar

Electricity Prices to Soar

Aug 04, 2011 at 07:40 | Brian Westenhaus

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The Smart Energy District: Solar Technology and Sustainable Design & Development

The Smart Energy District: Solar Technology and Sustainable Design & Development

Aug 04, 2011 at 07:28 | The Oil Drum

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Why I Love and Hate the Oil Companies

Why I Love and Hate the Oil Companies

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The first thing I do when I get up every morning is to curse the oil companies as the blood sucking scourges of modern civilization. I then fall down on…

China, Germany and UK Have the Most Stable Clean Energy Policies

China, Germany and UK Have the Most Stable Clean Energy Policies

Aug 03, 2011 at 08:28 | Gloria Gonzalez

China, Germany and the UK have the most stable and consistent clean energy policies, a boon for investors seeking jurisdictions with the least amount of uncertainty, according to a report…

Arab Spring Roils Israel's Energy Imports - and Israel

Arab Spring Roils Israel's Energy Imports - and Israel

Aug 02, 2011 at 08:17 | John Daly

Israel's political relations, always tense, with Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and Lebanon have deteriorated since the Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February by a popular uprising. One…

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