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Russia’s Bosporus Maritime Tanker Oil Superhighway Increasingly Unsettles Turks

Oct 04, 2011 at 07:32 | John Daly

Quick – name Europe’s third largest city, which has a maritime channel cutting through the heart of the metropolis, transiting a massive tanker every 15 minutes, around the clock? 

Why Our Economy and Environment are Calling for Development Over Growth

Oct 03, 2011 at 07:16 | Open Democracy

As the depth and breadth of our financial/economic and environmental crises deepens, it is urgent to ask whether the way we are going about searching for solutions lives up to…

Conflict in the Caspian?

Sep 30, 2011 at 04:09 | John Daly

A little noticed military exercise occurred last week in the Caspian. A bilateral operation between the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, the “Tsentr 2011” joint strategic exercise dealt with threats to…

Which Are the Most Polluted Cities in the World

Sep 30, 2011 at 03:53 | Andy Soos

In many cities air pollution is reaching levels that threaten people's health according to an unprecedented compilation of air quality data released today by WHO (World Health Organization). The information…

Russia Claims New Arctic Hydrocarbon Finds Effectively Double Nations Reserves

Sep 29, 2011 at 04:11 | John Daly

Russia, currently vying for the title of world's top oil producer with Saudi Arabia, claimed that new findings in its offshore Arctic territories have effectively doubled the nation’s energy reserves.

Energy Innovation Should be the Primary Goal of Policy Makers

Sep 28, 2011 at 04:46 | Matthew Stepp

The national energy and climate policy debate is broken. If it doesn't get fixed, any new policy at the city, state, or national level may very well fail to address…

Republic of Cyprus Offshore Hydrocarbon Exploration Unsettles Turkey

Sep 28, 2011 at 04:42 | Joao Peixe

The Republic of Cyprus has recently begun oil and natural gas exploration and drilling in the eastern Mediterranean. Last year the Greek Cypriot administration and Israel signed an accord…

Oil Diplomacy to the Rescue? Cuban Drilling off Florida Keys to Begin by End of the Year

Sep 27, 2011 at 01:57 | John Daly

For 51 years the U.S. has imposed an economic embargo against Cuba, severely crippling the island’s economy for its effrontery in choosing a socialist path for development, a policy confirmed…

Azerbaijan Goes From Strength to Strength - Maybe

Sep 22, 2011 at 14:41 | John Daly

The Soviet Union imploded peacefully in December 1991 and fifteen new nations lost no time in running for the exits. Western capitalists, drooling at the vast potential opportunities unleashed by…

Why the EIA’s Latest Forecast of a 53% Jump in Energy Demand is Misleading

Sep 22, 2011 at 14:29 | Gail Tverberg

The EIA published International Energy Outlook 2011 (IEO 2011) on September 19, showing energy projections to 2035. One summary stated, “Global Energy Use to Jump 53%, largely driven…

Could Bacteria Help Provide us with a Limitless Supply of Hydrogen Fuel?

Sep 22, 2011 at 13:56 | Energy Digital

Penn State researchers have discovered a low-energy way to harvest hydrogen fuel that may offer a limitless supply of the clean-burning power source.  Hydrogen is a dream fuel that was…

Would Replacing Fossil Fuels with Biomass Reduce Co2 Emissions

Sep 21, 2011 at 14:45 | MasterResource

One of the reasons governments have been pushing biomass burning is the notion that it would displace fossil fuels and thereby reduce CO2 emissions. Biomass is renewable and displaces fossil…

Britain Opens its First Public Hydrogen Filling Station

Sep 21, 2011 at 14:38 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Britain's first public hydrogen filling-station has opened in Swindon. It will be run by BOC (British Oxygen Company) who are the nation's biggest supplier of compressed gases. It is said…

Creating a Sustainable World: Can it be Done?

Sep 21, 2011 at 08:30 | The Oil Drum

It is clear there are limits to the pollution a given ecosystem can absorb, the level of resources that can be depleted, and debt that can be incurred. Despite concerns…

Have we all Become Rogue Traders?

Sep 21, 2011 at 08:16 | Kurt Cobb

Last week authorities apprehended a trader for UBS, the huge, international Swiss bank, on suspicion that he lost $2 billion of the bank's money in unauthorized trades. It's not the…

The UK’s Green Deal - A Long Way to go Yet

Sep 21, 2011 at 07:42 | Green Futures

With the right combination of policy and communications, the Green Deal could create jobs, boost local economies, and cut carbon. Thirty-nine, thirty-eight… The countdown to the UK’s emission targets for…

Why America Needs to Accelerate Domestic Energy Production

Sep 19, 2011 at 15:46 | MasterResource

Hadrian, the third of the “five good emperors” of Rome, ruled from 117 to 138 in a time of consolidation of the Roman Empire.  Best known for building Hadrian’s Wall,…

Will Commodity Prices Collapse When the BRIC’s Crumble?

Sep 19, 2011 at 15:39 | Al Fin

Common wisdom assumes that commodity prices, including oil prices, will continue to rise on exponential demand from emerging nations, such as China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, etc. But under the…

Oil and the Falklands - the Saga Continues

Sep 19, 2011 at 07:49 | John Daly

Like some dimly remembered Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, pitting Hardy British tars against perfidious foreigners, the Falklands periodically recycles into the gaze of bemused international observers every decade or so.

Industry Titans Call for Greater Government Investment in Energy Innovation

Sep 19, 2011 at 07:39 | Breakthrough Institute

On Tuesday last week, the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC)--composed of industry titans like Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Bank of America Chairman Chad Holliday, and leading venture capitalist John Doerr--released…

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