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Energy / Energy-General

Energy’s Impact on Society - Part 2

Nov 02, 2011 at 08:31 | David Clarke

I am going to engage in some speculation. Let us accept the following assumptions as a premise for this argument, 1. The economy is a chaotic system. 2. Both our…

Renewable Energy Being Held Back by Fossil Fuel Subsidies - IEA

Nov 01, 2011 at 08:35 | Energy Digital

Recent reports show a massive increase in coal dependency caused by fossil fuel subsidies to be addressed at World Climate Summit. According to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) latest findings,…

China's Electrical Needs Soon to Outstrip Production

Oct 31, 2011 at 08:53 | John Daly

As China surges towards becoming the 21st century’s dominant economy, its progress may be hobbled by a growing gap between its electrical production and demand. According to the China Electricity…

Declining Fossil Fuel Supplies and the Energy Trap

Oct 31, 2011 at 08:41 | Tom Murphy

Many Do the Math posts have touched on the inevitable cessation of growth and on the challenge we will face in developing a replacement energy infrastructure once our fossil fuel…

Energy’s Impact on Society - Part 1

Oct 31, 2011 at 08:26 | David Clarke

A complete version of the Bundeswehr (German Army) study is now available. Amazingly, they seem to be interpreting things in quite interesting ways. In many ways it looks spookily familiar…

Energy from Waste: A Waste of Time or a Genuine Energy Solution?

Oct 29, 2011 at 14:43 | Tom Murphy

How many times have you heard it: if we could tap into the energy embedded in our copious waste streams, we could usher in a new era of energy independence—freeing…

The Energy Trap: How are High Energy Prices Affecting Americans?

Oct 28, 2011 at 07:38 | Post Carbon

While waiting to see how far the Europeans can kick their can of financial Armageddon down the road, let's revisit the damage being caused by high oil prices to life…

Japan and U.S. DOE Looking into Economical Production of Methane Gas Hydrates

Oct 27, 2011 at 07:27 | Al Fin

Methane hydrate is methane that is locked in ice. Huge amounts of methane are available for economical production via gas hydrates as soon as humans learn to produce them economically…

Pakistan's Pragmatic Energy Policy Unsettles Washington

Oct 26, 2011 at 07:39 | John Daly

Pakistan is the front line in supporting U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan. Logistics shipped up from Karachi through Chaman and Torkham still provide the majority of supplies for U.S. troops…

Oil and the Economy

Oct 26, 2011 at 07:35 | Post Carbon

By itself, the concept of having to get by on just a little bit less oil each year seems to be manageable enough. Some think that a steadily, or even…

Will Saudi Succession Impact Country’s Energy Exports?

Oct 25, 2011 at 07:42 | John Daly

The death apparently in New York City on 22 October of 80 year-old Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, throws a spotlight on the question of who will succeed…

Oil Pipelines Criss-Cross the United States: Why the Fuss Over Keystone XL?

Oct 24, 2011 at 07:43 | Robert Rapier

Like many of you, I have been following the debate over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would bring crude from the oil sands of Canada to refineries in the…

U.S. To Increase Oil Production and Begin Mining Rare Earth Minerals

Oct 24, 2011 at 07:38 | Brian Westenhaus

In what some in watching economics might consider a private sector resurgence in an economic recovery, the U.S. is increasing oil production and next week will restart mining rare earth…

What Next for Libya?

Oct 21, 2011 at 08:12 | John Daly

Libyan Colonel Gaddafi’s 42 year brutal reign is over, but the future looks murky for a country primarily known for exporting oil and terrorism. One thing is for certain –…

A Look at Governor Perry's Energy Plan

Oct 20, 2011 at 08:35 | Dave Summers

One of the relevant facets of the current Republican debates at the start of this Presidential Race has been the Energy Plan that Governor Perry put forward the other day.…

Solar Aircrafts Soon to be in the Sky

Oct 18, 2011 at 07:55 | Tyler Hamilton

Mining companies operating in the most remote areas of Canada may want to take notice. Ditto for humanitarian groups looking for better ways to get life-saving medical supplies to hard-to-reach,…

The Future of Alberta's Oil Sands

Oct 17, 2011 at 07:57 | Dave Summers

If one examines the forecast future supply of liquid fuels that the EIA projects in their most recent International Energy Outlook, that for 2011, the agency projects a considerable growth…

Finance for Climate Related Projects Drying Up

Oct 13, 2011 at 07:55 | Mark Nicholls

The availability of finance to help developing countries tackle climate change is drying up, imperiling the international climate talks, the head of the World Bank’s sustainable development network has warned.…

Are we on the Brink of an Energy Revolution? Andrea Rossi to Build 1MW Power Plant

Oct 13, 2011 at 07:45 | Al Fin

Andrea Rossi and partner Professor Sergio Focardi recently announced to the world that they have created a cold fusion device which produces more energy than it consumes. As you can…

Venezuela Receives Russian Armaments Loan for Increased Energy Access

Oct 12, 2011 at 18:47 | Charles Kennedy

The Russian Federation has agreed to provide Venezuela with a two year $4 billion loan for armaments purchases in return for increased access to developing Venezuela’s heavy crude and offshore…

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