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A Very Unfriendly Note on Electric Deregulation

A Very Unfriendly Note on Electric Deregulation

Feb 15, 2011 at 07:59 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Some years ago I was engaged in a half-serious one-man crusade to stop electric deregulation in Sweden. As with most one-man or one-woman crusades, it was doomed to failure; but…

Large Oil tanker Seized by Somali Pirates – Military Action Not Far Off

Large Oil tanker Seized by Somali Pirates – Military Action Not Far Off

Feb 11, 2011 at 10:37 | Bruce Krasting

The Somalian pirates seized another big ship the other day. This time it was a large oil tanker. I spoke with a friend who owns ships and lives in Athens…

In the Head of Energy Secretary Chu

In the Head of Energy Secretary Chu

Feb 05, 2011 at 11:38 | Ferdinand E. Banks

As most readers of this short paper probably know, Dr Steven Chu is the energy secretary of the United States, a physicist, and a Nobel Laureate. Discovery Magazine, in its…

North America’s Bounty of Unconventional Hydrocarbons

North America’s Bounty of Unconventional Hydrocarbons

Feb 04, 2011 at 09:11 | Al Fin

North America contains a huge portion of global hydrocarbons, when unconventionals are taken into account. As the price of oil creeps ever higher over time, engineers and technologists are developing…

Emerging Economies Lead in Energy Research and Development

Emerging Economies Lead in Energy Research and Development

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:41 | SciDev SciDev

Six major emerging economies, the 'BRIMCS' countries (Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, China and South Africa), invest more in energy research and development (R&D) than a large group of developed countries,…

BP Predicts Massive Growth in Carbon Emissions by 2030

BP Predicts Massive Growth in Carbon Emissions by 2030

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:33 | Charlotte Dudley

Global policy and technology efforts aimed at reducing emissions are not doing enough to set the world on a safe carbon path, according to BP, which predicts global emissions in…

Energy and Environment in the Barack Obama–Hu Jintao Meeting

Energy and Environment in the Barack Obama–Hu Jintao Meeting

Jan 27, 2011 at 06:50 | Global Intelligence Report

A number of events during President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States will underscore that the energy dialogue between the United States and China continues to be a key…

An Invaluable Reminder about Electric Deregulation

An Invaluable Reminder about Electric Deregulation

Jan 24, 2011 at 08:04 | Ferdinand E. Banks

This short paper borrows from my forthcoming energy economics textbook (2011), and consists of a part of the lecture that I once desperately wanted to present at either the Stockholm…

How Many Bakkens Will Be Found?

How Many "Bakkens" Will Be Found?

Jan 20, 2011 at 15:12 | Al Fin

North Dakota's Bakken shale oil deposits were supposed to have only 4.3 billion barrels of proven reserves. But that number keeps rising -- as do the production numbers from Bakken…

China’s Discovery Boom: Large Oil and Gas Fields Detected Offshore

China’s Discovery Boom: Large Oil and Gas Fields Detected Offshore

Jan 20, 2011 at 15:09 | Editorial Dept

Chinese geologists have detected "super-thick" oil and gas-bearing stratums in the northern part of the South China Sea and identified 38 offshore oil and gas-bearing basins, a senior official said…


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