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India And U.S. Strengthen Energy Ties

India And U.S. Strengthen Energy Ties

India and the U.S. fortify…

EIA Forecasts Continued Decline In U.S. Shale Oil Output

EIA Forecasts Continued Decline In U.S. Shale Oil Output

The Energy Information Administration has…

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Similarities Between Climate and Energy Policies are Only Skin Deep

Feb 07, 2012 at 17:26 | Judith Curry

It has been claimed that energy security and climate policy should be considered “two sides of the same coin.” In 2006, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said, “We must…

Self-Sufficient Floating Cities to be Produced by 2025

Feb 07, 2012 at 17:21 | Energy Digital

Japanese scientists are working on a concept to build carbon-neutral, self-sufficient floating cities. Japanese firm Shimizu has a startling new concept: mini floating, carbon-neutral cities that drift across the…

The Energy Mix that will help us Survive without Fossil Fuels

Feb 07, 2012 at 17:14 | Tom Murphy

Breathe, Neo. I’ve been running a marathon lately to cover all the major players that may provide viable alternatives to fossil fuels this century. Even though I have not exhausted…

Oil Rich Azerbaijan Looking for Investors

Feb 07, 2012 at 17:11 | John Daly

The prosperity of former republics of the USSR, which collapsed in December 1991, has primarily been driven by the development of energy resources in the post-Soviet era, notably around the…

How Energy Availability Affects Economies and Societies

Feb 07, 2012 at 17:06 | Open Democracy

So familiar has the social economy of energy become in modern societies, so routine its extraordinary wastefulness, so toxic its effects, that the capacity for a better way can be…

U.S. Energy Trade Mission to Visit Four African Countries

Feb 07, 2012 at 12:40 | John Daly

For the last decade, as China has advanced its economic interests on the Dark Continent, Washington regarded Africa primarily through its ‘global war on terror” lens. Top of the U.S.…

Are There Holes in Pipeline Transparency?

Feb 06, 2012 at 22:48 | Daniel J. Graeber

An assistant attorney general in Montana announced this week he was trying to decide whether or not to move ahead with claims against Exxon Mobil for a July oil spill…

Cambodia - Next Oil and Natural Gas Frontier?

Feb 06, 2012 at 22:46 | John Daly

U.S. and Japanese companies are interested in prospecting for oil and natural gas in Cambodia. According to Phai Siphan, state secretary and spokesman of the Council of Ministers Office,…

The Energy Fallout from the Arab Spring

Feb 04, 2012 at 12:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

Jordan announced this week it was discussing with Baghdad the development of natural gas fields along its northern border with Iraq. The pipeline system in the Sinai Peninsula carrying natural…

Canada's Shameful Propaganda Against Saudi Arabian Oil Reaches New Levels

Feb 04, 2012 at 12:07 | Post Carbon

Almost exactly nine years ago, opposition to the US invasion of Iraq was reaching a fever pitch. On February 15, 2003 millions of people around the world rallied to…

Lebanon's Electrical Woes Become Political Football

Feb 02, 2012 at 20:44 | John Daly

Beirut, the “Paris of the Middle East,” has one problem that the City of Light does not – electricity shortages. In a country whose complex politics frequently produce gridlock, concerns…

International Pipelines - Peacemakers or Hostages to Fortune?

Feb 01, 2012 at 17:26 | John Daly

Supporters of pipelines that cross international frontiers have fervent supporters in the energy industry, who maintain that they are “win win” solutions for both energy producing nations and transit countries.

Why is Gulfsands Petroleum Still Drilling in Syria?

Feb 01, 2012 at 17:20 | Daniel J. Graeber

Authors note: After publication this week, Gulfsands Petroleum announced Thursday it was ending its exploration campaign in Syria while sanctions are in place.Independent energy company Gulfsands Petroleum…

Methane Gas Hydrates - Vast Energy Resource or Ecological Disaster Awaiting?

Feb 01, 2012 at 17:17 | Professor Chris Rhodes

A vast and untapped resource of fuel? A contributor to global climate change? A submarine hazard and potential trigger of tsunami's? A cause of catastrophic species extinction? An ELE -…

Oil Rich Venezuela's Electricity Shortfalls Lose Economy $80 Billion

Jan 31, 2012 at 17:37 | John Daly

One of the odder inconsistencies in the global energy market is the fact that many energy rich nations are plagued by indigenous shortages. Among them is Venezuela, which has…

The Difficult Chemical Processes Involved in Waste-to-Energy

Jan 31, 2012 at 17:23 | Barry Stevens

Waste-to-Energy is a multifaceted concept; it means different things to different people, it is underestimated in complexity and questionable in terms of profitability and carbon neutrality.  Waste can be solid…

Energy Innovation: Tackling Climate Change from a Different Direction

Jan 31, 2012 at 17:15 | Breakthrough Institute

Obama's focus on energy innovation and the regulation of conventional pollutants, rather than climate science and carbon pricing, is part of a growing climate centrism that could hold bipartisan support…

Where Does the Future Lie, Natural Gas Vehicles or Electric Vehicles?

Jan 30, 2012 at 17:21 | James Burgess

Natural gas burns cleaner than other fossil fuels, and is much cheaper. It could certainly help reduce carbon emissions in the short term. In fact many people are lobbying for…

Is Deepwater Horizon the New Ecuador?

Jan 29, 2012 at 20:05 | Daniel J. Graeber

Nearly two years after the worst accidental offshore oil spill in the history of the energy industry, some of the biggest companies in the world are busy pointing their legal…

On Again, off Again Trans-Afghan Natural Gas Pipeline Revives

Jan 29, 2012 at 20:00 | John Daly

The ongoing saga of the proposed $7.6 billion, 1,040 mile-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline has more twists and turns than Vishnu has arms. On 25 January TAPI was…

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