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DOD Releases Energy Consumption Report for 2010

DOD Releases Energy Consumption Report for 2010

Sep 02, 2011 at 07:31 | Sohbet Karbuz

Finally, the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment)  released the DOD’s Annual Energy Management Report for Fiscal Year 2010. This report focuses on energy used…

The Green Climate Fund is Destined for Failure

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Sep 02, 2011 at 07:28 | Mark Nicholls

The Green Climate Fund (GCF), designed to channel $100 billion a year in climate-related investment to the developing world by 2020, is destined for failure, according to Bloomberg New Energy…

So Much for the Polar Bears - Arctic Drilling to Begin

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Sep 01, 2011 at 08:59 | John Daly

The “good” news for wildlife around the Arctic Circle is that BP, renowned despoiler of the Gulf of Mexico, will not be coming. BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill…

Transitioning to a Sustainable Economy is the Way Out of Crisis

Transitioning to a Sustainable Economy is the Way Out of Crisis

Sep 01, 2011 at 08:56 | Open Democracy

S&P, in downgrading the USA, made the right call for the wrong reason. Keynesians like Jeffrey Sachs see this but need to go even further: the developed world will come…

Electric Cars Losing their Appeal in China

Electric Cars Losing their Appeal in China

Aug 31, 2011 at 07:40 | Stuart Burns

A debate raging largely behind closed doors among members of China’s ruling élite mirrors a wider debate that has been gathering steam this year: the viability of electric vehicles, at…

The Real History of the Standard Oil Company - Part 2: The Beginning

The Real History of the Standard Oil Company - Part 2: The Beginning

Aug 31, 2011 at 07:28 | MasterResource

[Editor Note: This five-part series by Mr. Epstein revisits the Standard Oil Trust controversy in this the 100th anniversary of the breakup of the Trust. Part I yesterday reviewed…

Unchecked Economic Freedom and The Real History of the Standard Oil Company - Part 1

Unchecked Economic Freedom and The Real History of the Standard Oil Company - Part 1

Aug 30, 2011 at 08:17 | MasterResource

[Author’s Note: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that found Standard Oil guilty of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. As punishment, the world’s largest and…

Debt Forgiveness, Ancient Greece and Peak Energy

Debt Forgiveness, Ancient Greece and Peak Energy

Aug 30, 2011 at 08:12 | Kurt Cobb

In the 6th century B.C. Athenians gave extraordinary powers to one man to make needed reforms that would deliver Athens from economic stagnation and the gradual enslavement of the lower…

Russia and China's Energy Dispute and the Struggle for Eurasian Dominance

Russia and China's Energy Dispute and the Struggle for Eurasian Dominance

Aug 29, 2011 at 08:03 | John Daly

China’s voracious appetite for energy from anywhere has led most oil-producing nations to attempt to feed the dragon, including Russia. But a curious situation has developed as regards Russian oil…

Low Carbon Strategies and Economic Growth

Low Carbon Strategies and Economic Growth

Aug 29, 2011 at 07:36 | The Oil Drum

At the intersection of global energy depletion and concerns about human impact on the environment lie some serious and oft overlooked issues. Largely gone from our public discourse is the…

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