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The Harsh Reality of Fail Safe Engineering

Mar 16, 2011 at 09:44 | Robert Rapier

As I have said many times, all of our energy options require trade-offs. I can’t think of any that don’t have some negative consequences and risks associated with their production…

Syngas: Vaporizing Waste into Fuel

Mar 14, 2011 at 21:51 | Taras Berezowsky

In the constant push to make greening technology not only effective but also profitable, one US company is taking advantage of a Japanese-pioneered innovation: using souped-up plasma torches to vaporize…

China's Five Year Energy and Emissions Plan

Mar 11, 2011 at 07:13 | Environmental Finance

China has set conservative targets for reducing energy use and cutting carbon emissions in its 12th five-year plan – and will reveal the policies to achieve them next week. Chinese…

China and Brazil Leading Energy Infrastructure Investments in Latin America

Mar 10, 2011 at 08:11 | Global Intelligence Report

Colombia’s announcement that China plans to build a railroad to serve as a canal alternative received widespread media coverage last month. However, the proposal is simply the most high profile…

Oil Reserves, Fracking and Gap Oil

Mar 10, 2011 at 08:04 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Oil production is somewhat confounded by the reference more lately to “liquids” rather than “oil”, which includes hydrocarbons that are recovered, sometimes in great quantity, from natural gas wells, which…

Methane Bonanza: What To Do With All the Gas?

Mar 09, 2011 at 07:23 | Al Fin

A wealth of unconventional methane is exploding onto the energy scene, much to the dismay of dieoff doomers, Russian energy tsars, and carbon hysterics. But what is the world to…

Are Fossil Fuels Necessary for our Future Civilization?

Mar 09, 2011 at 07:16 | Kurt Cobb

Most people imagine the future to be a place of plenty where energy is abundant and cheap, where every door is an automatic door and, most important, all of the…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Can Zero Point Energy Gain Credibility?

Feb 21, 2011 at 08:26 | Brian Westenhaus

There is a lot of activity in Zero Point Energy around the world.  In the U.S. it remains an oddball or unscientific field.  In other places the science is taken…

Synthetic Petrol Causing Ecological Concerns in Iran

Feb 17, 2011 at 08:02 | IWPR

Tehran says it is becoming self-sufficient in petrol, in the hope of warding off the pain of further economic sanctions. But the effort has many detractors inside Iran, who say…

Environmentalists Damaging US Economy and Job Growth

Feb 17, 2011 at 07:43 | Business Insider

If President Obama is serious about smoothing the path for U.S. businesses, he should take up reading the newspaper. Not a day goes by that he wouldn’t find opportunities aplenty…

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