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Thailand Moves Into Burma's Energy Market

Thailand Moves Into Burma's Energy Market

Feb 29, 2012 at 17:48 | John Daly

Just when it seems that China has bought every energy asset on the planet, along comes Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) to contest Beijing’s presence in one of…

Great Britain Close to Turning Corner on Energy

Great Britain Close to Turning Corner on Energy

Feb 28, 2012 at 17:12 | Daniel J. Graeber

The British government announced that overall energy production last year was down 14 percent from the previous year. Oil and natural gas production both declined while low-carbon energy production grew.…

Which Fossil Fuel will Bridge the Gap to a Renewable Energy World?

Which Fossil Fuel will Bridge the Gap to a Renewable Energy World?

Feb 28, 2012 at 17:09 | Kurt Cobb

Which of the following can we count on to act as a “bridge fuel” to a renewable energy economy? A. OilB. Natural GasC. CoalD. None of the above The correct answer…

How to Survive in a Future without Fossil Fuels

How to Survive in a Future without Fossil Fuels

Feb 28, 2012 at 16:56 | Tom Murphy

So far on Do the Math, I’ve put out a lot of negative energy—whatever that means. Topics have often focused on what we can’t do, or at least on the…

India's Soaring Energy demands strain national grid

India's Soaring Energy demands strain national grid

Feb 23, 2012 at 17:59 | John Daly

As the “Third World” races to industrialize, rising population demands for reliable energy place increasing stress on a country’s power generating capabilities, and nowhere is this more evident than in…

Big Oil's Generosity and the Cloak of Social Responsibility

Big Oil's Generosity and the Cloak of Social Responsibility

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:46 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. supermajor Exxon Mobil said it invited 50 school girls to its headquarters in Texas for its 9th annual program meant to encourage more women to pursue engineering. The company…

The Time of Big Government is Coming to an End

The Time of Big Government is Coming to an End

Feb 19, 2012 at 12:26 | Post Carbon

As economies contract, a global popular uprising confronts power elites over access to the essentials of human existence. What are the underlying dynamics of the conflict, and how is it…

Kazakhstan - One of the Safest Former Soviet Republics for Investment

Kazakhstan - One of the Safest Former Soviet Republics for Investment

Feb 18, 2012 at 21:14 | John Daly

When the USSR collapsed in December 1991, the emerging fifteen new nations scrambled amidst hyperinflation to restructure their economies away from a centrally planned economy directed by Moscow to sovereign,…

Which Trends Are Changing the World of Energy

Which Trends Are Changing the World of Energy

Feb 16, 2012 at 18:01 | Gary Hunt

Technology and global competition are profoundly impacting our energy future.  The evidence is all around us in wind and solar energy advances, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing creating a new…

How The Human Population Explosion Defies Nature

How The Human Population Explosion Defies Nature

Feb 16, 2012 at 17:36 | Gail Tverberg

There are seven billion people on earth now. I originally thought that the primary reason for the recent human population explosion was that fossil fuels enabled a larger food supply…

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