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Are Electric Planes the Future of Aviation?

Are Electric Planes the Future of Aviation?

Mar 08, 2011 at 07:24 | Robert Rapier

During an average week, I will see a few ideas that at first glance appear to be a little crazy. On second glance, some of them still seem crazy, but…

A Detailed Look at Urban Energy Consumption

A Detailed Look at Urban Energy Consumption

Mar 02, 2011 at 07:56 | The Oil Drum

Everyone knows that it takes energy to produce anything. The energy used in mining, transport, processing, manufacturing, delivery, and disposal is “embodied” in every product we consume, from food to…

The Failure of U.S. Politicians to Open electricity and Other Energy Markets

The Failure of U.S. Politicians to Open electricity and Other Energy Markets

Mar 01, 2011 at 07:56 | Robert Rapier

Over the last century, U.S. politicians have formulated policies favoring monopolies and their affiliates and friends, while picking winners and losers, often favoring higher-cost technologies, causing consumer and taxpayer rip-offs,…

Oil Price to Natural Gas Ratio Near Record Highs

Oil Price to Natural Gas Ratio Near Record Highs

Feb 28, 2011 at 07:44 | Al Fin

Whenever the price of oil diverges from the price of natural gas, opportunities for profit emerge. With the price of natural gas remaining below $4 even as NYMEX crude is…

Clean Energy Commodities: The Answer to Middle Eastern Oil

Clean Energy Commodities: The Answer to Middle Eastern Oil

Feb 24, 2011 at 12:42 | Jeb Handwerger

Many of the great declines in the stock market over the past 30 years have been related to oil (United States Oil (USO)). This week we have seen the major…

Global Energy Briefs

Global Energy Briefs

Feb 23, 2011 at 07:35 | Global Intelligence Report

Iran-Pakistan Pipeline Construction Suspended Though no reason has been given, Iran has announced that construction of the Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline has been suspended and will tentatively be resumed in…

Georgia to Have Russian Company Finance Sale of Shares in State-Owned Power Company

Georgia to Have Russian Company Finance Sale of Shares in State-Owned Power Company

Feb 23, 2011 at 07:23 | Global Intelligence Report

Despite their ever-sour relations and the recent short war they fought over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, Georgia is planning to have the majority Russian shareholder in its state-owned…

The Natural Chaos of Climate

The Natural Chaos of Climate

Feb 22, 2011 at 09:21 | Al Fin

Earth's climate is driven by ongoing cycles on many levels. When natural resonant cycles overlap -- at whatever level -- they can contribute to a chaotic pattern.

Investors Unconcerned with Chevron's $8.6 Billion Pollution Fine

Investors Unconcerned with Chevron's $8.6 Billion Pollution Fine

Feb 22, 2011 at 09:19 | Christopher Cundy

An Ecuadorian court has a slim chance of enforcing an $8.6 billion pollution fine against Chevron, according to one lawyer, and investors seem unconcerned with the development. On Monday, a…

Carbon Emissions Could Cost $8 Trillion Over the Next 20 Years

Carbon Emissions Could Cost $8 Trillion Over the Next 20 Years

Feb 21, 2011 at 08:40 | Graham Cooper

The economic cost of carbon emissions over the next 20 years could amount to $8 trillion, according to a study by investment consultants Mercer. This is what will happen if…

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