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Energy / Energy-General

Will Thorium Ever Be Adopted as a Major Energy Source?

Will Thorium Ever Be Adopted as a Major Energy Source?

Dec 04, 2011 at 21:48 | David Gabel

Thorium is a naturally-occurring, radioactive, and amazingly abundant metal that was discovered in 1828 by Swedish chemist, Jons Jakob Berzelius. The mineral, named after the Norse god of thunder, has…

MLPs - The Breakout Yield Play of 2012?

MLPs - The Breakout Yield Play of 2012?

Dec 02, 2011 at 12:56 | Keith Schaefer

You may have heard about MLPs, or Master Limited Partnerships. They trade like stocks on U.S. stock exchanges, and carry a significant tax advantage (more on that below). And with…

How GDP is Linked to CO2 Emissions

How GDP is Linked to CO2 Emissions

Dec 01, 2011 at 17:15 | Gail Tverberg

In a recent post, I discovered something rather alarming - the fact that in the last decade (2000 to 2010) both world energy consumption and the CO2 emissions from this…

Australia Reverses Ban on Selling Uranium to India

Australia Reverses Ban on Selling Uranium to India

Dec 01, 2011 at 17:04 | Ag Metal Miner

In a major policy change, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard declared on Nov. 15 that her ruling Labour Party would reverse its ban on selling uranium to India. Australia-based environmental…

Human Fuel: How Many MPG Can We Get Out of Our Bodies

Human Fuel: How Many MPG Can We Get Out of Our Bodies

Nov 30, 2011 at 17:19 | Tom Murphy

Three previous posts have focused on transportation efficiency of gasoline cars, electric cars, and on the practicalities of solar-powered cars. What about personal-powered transport—namely, walking and biking? After stuffing myself…

The Real Reasons Why Canada is Withdrawing from Kyoto

The Real Reasons Why Canada is Withdrawing from Kyoto

Nov 30, 2011 at 17:09 | James Burgess

The Kyoto Protocol was drawn up at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change with the aim of fighting global warming. It was first adopted in 1997 in Kyoto,…

How International Oil Companies Have Thwarted Canadian Energy Independence

How International Oil Companies Have Thwarted Canadian Energy Independence

Nov 29, 2011 at 17:33 | Kurt Cobb

So much of the discussion surrounding an extension of the existing Keystone oil pipeline system which spans Canada and the United States assumes that the growing production of bitumen…

Breakthrough in Battery Technology Could Radically Change the Energy World

Breakthrough in Battery Technology Could Radically Change the Energy World

Nov 29, 2011 at 17:31 | James Burgess

It is hoped that wind and solar energy will one day become major contributors to a future energy grid that has reduced its reliance upon fossil fuels. But one of…

American Consumers May Pay High Price From Ethanol Damage

American Consumers May Pay High Price From Ethanol Damage

Nov 28, 2011 at 17:50 | Llewellyn King

Is too much ethanol in U.S. gasoline too much of a good thing? This isn't an idle question, because the federal government, under successive administrations, has been keenly interested in…

Capitol Hill's Oil Hypocrisy

Capitol Hill's Oil Hypocrisy

Nov 28, 2011 at 17:40 | Barry Stevens

Almost every U.S. politician over the last 40 years pledged unwavering support to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and imported oil for reasons of national security, energy security, economic…

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