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Yemen Petrol Crisis Causing Further Social Unrest

Yemen Petrol Crisis Causing Further Social Unrest

Jul 06, 2011 at 07:54 | Economywatch

Socio-economic problems have erupted in Yemen as the petrol crisis enters into its fifth month with little to no end in sight. The Yemeni oil industry, which is the country’s…

Positive Environment for Climate Related Investments

Positive Environment for Climate Related Investments

Jul 06, 2011 at 07:52 | Mark Nicholls

The outlook for climate change-related investments is brightening after a few years when “it’s been a pretty depressing place to work”, according to a leading analyst. “From where I sit,…

A Brief Overview of Thorium Energy

A Brief Overview of Thorium Energy

Jul 01, 2011 at 07:34 | Al Fin

For humans to enjoy a clean and abundant energy future, they will need to move to energy from nuclear reactions -- which means nuclear fission, for now. Thorium is the…

A Look at the Devastating Impact a Solar Storm Could Have on Society

A Look at the Devastating Impact a Solar Storm Could Have on Society

Jun 30, 2011 at 08:34 | Kurt Cobb

In late August 1859 the most severe solar storm ever witnessed began and lasted through the first few days of September. It produced vivid auroras in the night sky as…

Massive Undiscovered Oil and Gas Reserves in the Cook Inlet Region

Massive Undiscovered Oil and Gas Reserves in the Cook Inlet Region

Jun 30, 2011 at 08:14 | Andy Soos

Cook Inlet stretches 180 miles from the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage in south-central Alaska. Cook Inlet branches into the Knik Arm and Turnagain Arm at its northern end, almost…

Venezuela’s Chavez ill - Possible Energy Consequences

Venezuela’s Chavez ill - Possible Energy Consequences

Jun 28, 2011 at 08:04 | John Daly

According to recent reports in the Venezuelan press, President Hugo Chávez is currently undergoing medical treatment in Cuba. Beyond that, little is certain. The right-wing Latino press of southern Florida…

Will the SPR Release Work and Will it Have Any Side Effects?

Will the SPR Release Work and Will it Have Any Side Effects?

Jun 28, 2011 at 07:44 | Kurt Cobb

World governments have collectively poured trillions of dollars of stimulative spending into the world economy since the crash of 2008. And, they've shoveled trillions more into failed financial institutions. In…

Obama’s $500 Million Initiative to Fund Energy Efficiency Technologies

Obama’s $500 Million Initiative to Fund Energy Efficiency Technologies

Jun 28, 2011 at 07:42 | EcoSeed

President Obama launched a national initiative which will leverage over $500 million in investments to fund emerging technologies that can increase the energy efficiency of industrial facilities and create manufacturing…

European Carbon Carnage: Carbon Markets Slump 15% in One Week

European Carbon Carnage: Carbon Markets Slump 15% in One Week

Jun 27, 2011 at 08:26 | Christopher Cundy

EU carbon prices have slumped 15% in one week, as a slew of bearish news took its toll on the markets. The benchmark EU allowance (EUA) contract for December 2011…

Turning Natural Gas and Carbon Dioxide Into Gasoline

Turning Natural Gas and Carbon Dioxide Into Gasoline

Jun 27, 2011 at 08:24 | Energy Digital

The United States has some of the highest recoverable natural gas reserves in the world thanks to the controversial hydraulic fracturing process that breaks shale rock formations to release the…

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