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From Black Gold to Silver Screen: Entertainment and Energy's Endless Ballet

Apr 11, 2012 at 17:15 | Shea Laverty

Two high-speed hot rods careen down the darkened streets of Metropolis, USA as life-long rivals try to prove who truly is the King of Speed. Engines roar, tires squeal and…

Keystone XL Takes Center Stage in Maine(?)

Apr 10, 2012 at 14:12 | Daniel J. Graeber

Maine lawmakers last month quietly passed a non-binding resolution backing the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. The pipeline has become political fodder during the U.S. presidential campaign season and the…

Is Oil Smuggling and Organized Crime the Cause of Greece’s Economic Crisis?

Apr 10, 2012 at 14:05 | Charles Kennedy

Oil smuggling is embedded into the social, political and economic fabric of Greece, with annual revenues generated from illegal fuel smuggling reaching €3 billion euros as of 2008, and some…

End Game for Hugo Chavez, What Next for Venezuela?

Apr 10, 2012 at 14:00 | John Daly

The current health of Venezuelan President Hugo Rafael Chavez can best be described as parlous. The health of the leader of Latin America’s self proclaimed Bolivarian revolution has enormous global…

Ford Looks at Increasing the Quantity of Ethanol in Fuel

Apr 10, 2012 at 13:38 | Brian Westenhaus

A team of researchers from Ford Motor Company are asserting in a paper published in the journal Fuel that “substantial societal benefits” would arrive for consumers by using higher volume…

Eni's Strategy in Libya Raises Eyebrows

Apr 08, 2012 at 09:44 | Daniel J. Graeber

Italian energy company Eni revealed that, in 2011, it received a subpoena from the U.S. government regarding its operations in Libya from 2008 to 2011. The subpoena, Eni said, was…

Sofia Winning the European Energy Game

Apr 04, 2012 at 17:24 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Bulgarian government finally divorced itself from the Belene nuclear power plant after dumping almost a billion dollars into the project. The decision was expected given Sofia's new-found reluctance to…

China Plays Politics with Rare Earth Elements

Apr 03, 2012 at 17:44 | Charles Kennedy

The race to control and discover rare earth (RRE) minerals whose production plays a significant role in modern warfare equipment and consumer electronics is on as the US, EU and…

How to Solve our Sustainability Problems

Apr 03, 2012 at 17:33 | Gail Tverberg

We live in a world with very limited solutions to our sustainability problems. I often hear the view, “If we would just get off fossil fuels, then our society would…

Iran, Oil Prices and Gambling with the World Economy

Apr 02, 2012 at 17:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

The White House last week acknowledged problems in the global oil market but said the situation was secure enough to move ahead with tighter sanctions against Iran. President Obama said…

The Slow Death of Carbon Policy

Apr 02, 2012 at 16:52 | Gary Hunt

In both the EU and the US carbon policy correctness has run its course having been discredited by scandal, the persistence of scientific method, and public pressure to recognize market…

South Stream and the EU-Russia Balance of Power in the Western Balkans

Apr 01, 2012 at 11:29 | Charles Kennedy

Few developments will have a greater impact on regional dynamics in the Western Balkans than the race to build Russia’s South Stream Pipeline as the Western Nabucco Pipeline falls flat.

Citigroup's Overly Optimistic Energy Projection for 2020

Mar 29, 2012 at 18:52 | Dave Summers

Gasoline prices remain high, and Reuters recently noted that there are enough countries with civil unrest, technical problems and bad weather that there are around a million barrels a day…

Turkey's Attempts to Quell PKK Insurgency has Energy Implications

Mar 29, 2012 at 18:21 | John Daly

Turkey has adopted a new strategy in its bid to solve its Kurdish “issue.” Ankara’s outreach initiative has enormous energy implications, as Turkey currently imports 90 percent of its…

Geopolitics Informs Gaza's Energy Crisis

Mar 26, 2012 at 17:28 | Charles Kennedy

The acute energy crisis that has consumed Gaza is a symptom of realities that have forced Hamas to recalculate its alliances after hedging its bets that a post-Mubarak Egypt would…

Patience Needed in Post-Fukushima Japan

Mar 26, 2012 at 17:20 | Daniel J. Graeber

One year after the 9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami, Japan may still face a nuclear energy crisis. The country was already forced to take on more fossil fuels to offset…

Trouble on the Iran-Pakistan Pipeline Front

Mar 22, 2012 at 18:44 | Charles Kennedy

Pakistan may be seem to be getting political about the Iran-Pakistan (IP) Pipeline, which the US is working hard, if not deviously, to thwart, but the truth of the matter…

Russia to Get Oil Railways

Mar 22, 2012 at 18:36 | John Daly

The Russian Federation’s development of a free market, capitalist economy since the unexpected collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991 can most charitably be described as ‘fitful.” While…

No Policy in U.S. Energy Policy Debate

Mar 22, 2012 at 18:23 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. President Barack Obama visited a plant in Cushing, Okla., that is slated to build the southern domestic leg of the longer Keystone XL oil pipeline. The project has become…

Green Movement Shows its Age

Mar 21, 2012 at 17:47 | Daniel J. Graeber

Those taking part in a survey published this month found so-called Millennials are less concerned about the environment than previous generations. To a certain degree, so-called flower-power during the 1960s…

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