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A Look at World Energy Consumption Over the Last 200 Years

A Look at World Energy Consumption Over the Last 200 Years

Mar 13, 2012 at 18:31 | Gail Tverberg

Figure 1 shows the huge increase in world energy consumption that has taken place in roughly the last…

Misinformation, Conspiracy Theories, and the Oil Market

Misinformation, Conspiracy Theories, and the Oil Market

Mar 13, 2012 at 18:13 | Robert Rapier

It is clear that many people have a very simplistic — but wrong — view of the energy markets. This extends to politicians who believe they can usher in a…

Time is Running Out for our Transition to a Sustainable Industrial Society

Time is Running Out for our Transition to a Sustainable Industrial Society

Mar 12, 2012 at 17:21 | Kurt Cobb

The viability of modern civilization depends on two important dimensions: 1) the continuous availability and deployment of essential resources and 2) the long-term productivity and habitability of our environment. Acquiring…

High Oil Prices Cushion Iran from Sanctions

High Oil Prices Cushion Iran from Sanctions

Mar 11, 2012 at 12:22 | Juan Cole

So far, high petroleum prices are helping Iran beat the new, ‘crippling’ US and EU sanctions. And, ironically, it is the Obama re-election campaign that is suffering most from…

Petrodollar Exiting Through the Back Door?

Petrodollar Exiting Through the Back Door?

Mar 11, 2012 at 12:17 | Ronald Stoeferle

“When the dollar collapse comes, it will happen two ways – gradually then suddenly. That formula, famously used by Hemingway to describe how one goes bankrupt, is an apt description…

Estonia Strives to Shake off Soviet Energy Dependence

Estonia Strives to Shake off Soviet Energy Dependence

Mar 11, 2012 at 11:53 | John Daly

The three Soviet republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were always undigested morsels in the maw of the USSR. Liberated by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles into independence, the three…

Tokyo Warned that

Tokyo Warned that "Big" Earthquake Coming

Mar 08, 2012 at 17:04 | John Daly

As the world prepares to commemorate next week the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese scientists are warning that Tokyo is in increasing danger from a potential massive…

This Year it is Fossil Fuels Turn to Receive the Majority of DOE Funding

This Year it is Fossil Fuels Turn to Receive the Majority of DOE Funding

Mar 08, 2012 at 16:53 | Environmental Finance

The renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors received most of the US federal government’s $24 billion in energy subsidies last year, but fossil fuels will win out this year as…

The Booms and Busts of the Electric Power Industry

The Booms and Busts of the Electric Power Industry

Mar 08, 2012 at 16:40 | Gary Hunt

The electric power industry is driven by boom and bust cycles as market fundamentals and volatility sends signals to market participants to speed up or slow down their efforts. One…

Iraq Oil Outlook Overly Ambitious

Iraq Oil Outlook Overly Ambitious

Mar 07, 2012 at 17:51 | Daniel J. Graeber

A delegation from the International Energy Agency spent two days in Baghdad speaking with high-ranking officials in preparation for an end-of-year report on the country's oil sector. By some estimates,…

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