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Beyond Emission Pricing – a Renewables Revolution in the True Sense of the Word

Beyond Emission Pricing – a Renewables Revolution in the True Sense of the Word

May 20, 2011 at 09:11 | Robert Rapier

The following guest essay was written by Dr. Felix Mormann from Stanford Law School. Dr. Felix’s research focuses on the regulatory and policy challenges of climate change mitigation through sustainable…

Economic Reality Undermining Colombia’s Ambitious Environmental Plans

Economic Reality Undermining Colombia’s Ambitious Environmental Plans

May 19, 2011 at 07:29 | Open Democracy

The divergence between rhetoric and reality in the environmental policies of President Juan Manuel Santos points to real tensions between development and environment, between the desire to lead by example…

Energy Policies and Political Double Speak

Energy Policies and Political Double Speak

May 17, 2011 at 09:46 | Robert Rapier

This essay highlights the reason I loathe politics. Here I present a case in which politicians present a partial story and withhold key findings in order to push a specific…

Designing Better Plants for Food and Fuel Production

Designing Better Plants for Food and Fuel Production

May 17, 2011 at 09:00 | Brian Westenhaus

Michigan State University researcher David Kramer a Hannah Distinguished Professor of Photosynthesis and Bioenergetics leads an effort to improve fuel and food producing plants saying, “This is critical since it’s…

Oil Company Tax Breaks: Exxon Mobile Responds to Bloggers Questions

Oil Company Tax Breaks: Exxon Mobile Responds to Bloggers Questions

May 16, 2011 at 08:03 | Robert Rapier

As I noted in a previous essay, rising gas prices inevitably mean that our political leaders start looking to assign blame. The annual ritual has been to call the…

The Failure of Networked Systems: The Repercussions of Systematic Risk

The Failure of Networked Systems: The Repercussions of Systematic Risk

May 16, 2011 at 07:48 | David Clarke

There are those among the Peak Oil community who suspect that we could be facing a failure of our interdependent society that may be sudden, profound, and complete. I have…

Diminishing Returns: Why Required Extraction Rates Are About To Surprise Us

Diminishing Returns: Why Required Extraction Rates Are About To Surprise Us

May 11, 2011 at 22:16 | David Clarke

Lately I have been grappling with a question: I keep hearing that once "non-conventional oil" is accounted for, we have trillions of barrels of oil. Counting coal-seam methane we have…

Study Reveals Fracking Does Contaminate Groundwater with Methane

Study Reveals Fracking Does Contaminate Groundwater with Methane

May 11, 2011 at 22:13 | Professor Chris Rhodes

A study has been undertaken by Duke University of methane levels in water from 68 private wells above the Marcellus and Utica shales in Pennsylvania and New York. The details…

The Search for Deep Oil and Gas

The Search for Deep Oil and Gas

May 09, 2011 at 07:37 | Brian Westenhaus

Geoffrey Styles, Managing Director of GSW Strategy Group, has came upon more information about the effort to look even deeper for hydrocarbons like natural gas and oil. A leader…

Will Fukushima Trigger the Changes Japan Has Been Waiting For?

Will Fukushima Trigger the Changes Japan Has Been Waiting For?

May 07, 2011 at 09:29 | Open Democracy

Fukushima is not Chernobyl, Prime Minister Naoto Kan insists. His government draws comfort from the fact that Fukushima emitted only a fraction of the radiation released at Chernobyl in 1986,…

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