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Oil Markets Unfazed By $200 Billion Trade War Escalation

Oil Markets Unfazed By $200 Billion Trade War Escalation

Another escalation in the U.S.-China…

Energy / Energy-General

Will Technology Save us from Peak Oil?

Will Technology Save us from Peak Oil?

Aug 12, 2011 at 07:44 | Post Carbon

Let's face it! The whole fossil fuel thing - widespread use of coal, oil, and natural gas could not have happened without technological advances. Without the steam engine, the coal…

Large Scale Energy Storage and the Renewable Energy Problem

Large Scale Energy Storage and the Renewable Energy Problem

Aug 12, 2011 at 07:34 | The Oil Drum

As we look to transition away from fossil fuels, solar and wind are attractive options. Key factors making them compelling are: the inexhaustibility of the source with use (i.e., renewable);…

Is Shale Oil the Answer to U.S. Energy Security

Is Shale Oil the Answer to U.S. Energy Security

Aug 11, 2011 at 07:19 | Stuart Burns

A series of articles by Reuters columnists and Chesapeake Energy’s August 2011 Investor Presentation (once the “Ra-Ra” is filtered out) serve to underline the rapid and largely unseen revolution…

End of the Energy Subsidy Gravy Train

End of the Energy Subsidy Gravy Train

Aug 11, 2011 at 07:14 | MasterResource

The drama that raised the national debt ceiling without increasing taxes is sending warning shots across the bow for many industries.  The message for energy subsidies, including the tax credits…

A Look at the DOD's Operation Energy Strategy

A Look at the DOD's Operation Energy Strategy

Aug 10, 2011 at 08:33 | Sohbet Karbuz

US soldiers run on water, batteries and fuel. The latter two are becoming quite a challenge for the armed forces as they require a reliable and assured supply of operational…

Swedish Man Arrested for Building a Nuclear Reactor in His Kitchen

Swedish Man Arrested for Building a Nuclear Reactor in His Kitchen

Aug 10, 2011 at 08:00 | Energy Digital

Apparently a Swedish man has been reprimanded for attempting to build a homemade nuclear reactor. 31-year-old Richard Handl foiled his own plans to construct a homemade nuclear reactor when he…

Why High Gasoline Prices are Causing the Drop in GDP Growth

Why High Gasoline Prices are Causing the Drop in GDP Growth

Aug 09, 2011 at 07:43 | Post Carbon

Lost in the furor over the debt crisis last week came the news that the U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of only 0.4 percent in the first quarter…

Oil and Gas Pipelines at Risk from Ethanol Bacteria

Oil and Gas Pipelines at Risk from Ethanol Bacteria

Aug 05, 2011 at 07:44 | EcoSeed

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology discovered that bacteria found in ethanol hasten the deterioration and cracking of pipeline steels. Ethanol is a biofuel that is commonly…

Electricity Prices to Soar

Electricity Prices to Soar

Aug 04, 2011 at 07:40 | Brian Westenhaus

ICF International a major consulting firm has let slip two news reports out of their research that should cause consumers to perk up and get on with conservation, energy saving…

The Smart Energy District: Solar Technology and Sustainable Design & Development

The Smart Energy District: Solar Technology and Sustainable Design & Development

Aug 04, 2011 at 07:28 | The Oil Drum

This is a guest post by Raymond Kaiser, LEED AP, Director of Green Building Services for Stewart Engineering Consultants. Mr. Kaiser has considerable experience in renewable and sustainable energy strategies…

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