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Syngas: Vaporizing Waste into Fuel

Syngas: Vaporizing Waste into Fuel

Mar 14, 2011 at 21:51 | Taras Berezowsky

In the constant push to make greening technology not only effective but also profitable, one US company is taking advantage of a Japanese-pioneered innovation: using souped-up plasma torches to vaporize…

China's Five Year Energy and Emissions Plan

China's Five Year Energy and Emissions Plan

Mar 11, 2011 at 07:13 | Environmental Finance

China has set conservative targets for reducing energy use and cutting carbon emissions in its 12th five-year plan – and will reveal the policies to achieve them next week. Chinese…

China and Brazil Leading Energy Infrastructure Investments in Latin America

China and Brazil Leading Energy Infrastructure Investments in Latin America

Mar 10, 2011 at 08:11 | Global Intelligence Report

Colombia’s announcement that China plans to build a railroad to serve as a canal alternative received widespread media coverage last month. However, the proposal is simply the most high profile…

Oil Reserves, Fracking and Gap Oil

Oil Reserves, Fracking and Gap Oil

Mar 10, 2011 at 08:04 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Oil production is somewhat confounded by the reference more lately to “liquids” rather than “oil”, which includes hydrocarbons that are recovered, sometimes in great quantity, from natural gas wells, which…

Methane Bonanza: What To Do With All the Gas?

Methane Bonanza: What To Do With All the Gas?

Mar 09, 2011 at 07:23 | Al Fin

A wealth of unconventional methane is exploding onto the energy scene, much to the dismay of dieoff doomers, Russian energy tsars, and carbon hysterics. But what is the world to…

Are Fossil Fuels Necessary for our Future Civilization?

Are Fossil Fuels Necessary for our Future Civilization?

Mar 09, 2011 at 07:16 | Kurt Cobb

Most people imagine the future to be a place of plenty where energy is abundant and cheap, where every door is an automatic door and, most important, all of the…

Are Electric Planes the Future of Aviation?

Are Electric Planes the Future of Aviation?

Mar 08, 2011 at 07:24 | Robert Rapier

During an average week, I will see a few ideas that at first glance appear to be a little crazy. On second glance, some of them still seem crazy, but…

A Detailed Look at Urban Energy Consumption

A Detailed Look at Urban Energy Consumption

Mar 02, 2011 at 07:56 | The Oil Drum

Everyone knows that it takes energy to produce anything. The energy used in mining, transport, processing, manufacturing, delivery, and disposal is “embodied” in every product we consume, from food to…

The Failure of U.S. Politicians to Open electricity and Other Energy Markets

The Failure of U.S. Politicians to Open electricity and Other Energy Markets

Mar 01, 2011 at 07:56 | Robert Rapier

Over the last century, U.S. politicians have formulated policies favoring monopolies and their affiliates and friends, while picking winners and losers, often favoring higher-cost technologies, causing consumer and taxpayer rip-offs,…

Oil Price to Natural Gas Ratio Near Record Highs

Oil Price to Natural Gas Ratio Near Record Highs

Feb 28, 2011 at 07:44 | Al Fin

Whenever the price of oil diverges from the price of natural gas, opportunities for profit emerge. With the price of natural gas remaining below $4 even as NYMEX crude is…


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