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EV's Become Cash Cow For Swing States

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EVs have drawn the ire…

Energy / Energy-General

Pakistani Energy Sector About to Collapse?

Dec 22, 2011 at 20:05 | John Daly

At what point does a nation’s energy infrastructure become unsustainable? According to Pakistani Intezar Mehdi, corporate lawyer and energy expert, the nation is on the precipice. MEhdi, a corporate lawyer,…

Oil Companies Stepping up Cyber Security as Hacking Attacks Increase

Dec 22, 2011 at 19:55 | James Burgess

Computers run the world. They are intrinsically linked into every system, few processes are fully manual. This means that to control the system you just need to control the computer.…

Former Indian President Urges Military Control of Nation’s Dams, Rivers

Dec 20, 2011 at 12:58 | John Daly

Imagine former U.S. President Bill Clinton suggesting that Washington nationalize the nation’s rivers, including the Mississippi. Or former French President Jacques Chirac suggesting that France do the same. On 14…

Is it Possible to Buy Our Way Out of Our Energy Problems?

Dec 20, 2011 at 12:50 | Gail Tverberg

The world has many ideas for solving our energy shortfall, but they all seem to involve investment: • Drill for more oil and gas;• Develop alternative energy sources;• Build more efficient…

Kim Jong Il Dead - What About Energy?

Dec 19, 2011 at 19:33 | John Daly

Well, its official – North Korea’s “Dear Leader,” Kim Jong Il has died and gone to meet his ancestors. Although you wouldn’t know it from the English language website of…

Europe’s Energy Companies Call for Higher Carbon Prices

Dec 19, 2011 at 07:28 | Environmental Finance

Some of Europe’s biggest energy and manufacturing companies have called for a strengthening of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), in the wake of the release of the European Commission’s…

Like Lazarus, Republicans Attempt to Revive Moribund Keystone XL Pipeline

Dec 15, 2011 at 12:49 | John Daly

There’s cynicism, and then there’s Congress. In the latest example of dysfunctional Congressional gridlock, the Democratic-led Senate is certain to reject a House of Representatives-passed Republican bill, House Resolution 3630,…

Iran, Besieged by Gasoline Sanctions, Develops GTL to Extract Gasoline from Natural Gas

Dec 13, 2011 at 17:35 | John Daly

Over the past few weeks Iran, already beleaguered by a raft of existing U.N. and national sanctions, has seen the U.S. and the European Community adding further economic punishments. Last…

Massachusetts to Invest in Rossi's E-Cat - 13 Units Sold Since October Demonstration

Dec 13, 2011 at 17:33 | James Burgess

E=mc² is probably Einsteins most famous equation and basically states that all matter is made up of pure energy. The energy levels within atoms are not small either. Theoretically simple…

Cherished Russian Balkan Pipeline Project Apparently Dead

Dec 12, 2011 at 20:24 | John Daly

Under Russian Prime Minister/former President soon to apparently be President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s energy monopolies, among them state natural gas behemoth Gazprom and pipeline monopoly Transneft have had a powerful…

ExxonMobil's Energy Outlook - What the Next 30 Years Will Look Like

Dec 12, 2011 at 20:19 | Andy Soos

There are many predictions, many demands and many possibilities for future energy use and sources. ExxonMobil has just released their prediction of how energy demands will be served in the…

US Policymakers Must Pursue Energy Innovation in Order to Save Economy

Dec 12, 2011 at 20:14 | Innovation Policy Blog

Robert Solow, Nobel laureate and father of neoclassical economic growth theory, says that policymakers’ current economic solutions are nothing more than “drivel” and that spurring innovation – especially energy…

The Latest U.S. Energy Inventory Report

Dec 08, 2011 at 17:11 | Al Fin

The following images are taken from a recent report, North American Energy Inventory (PDF) from Institute for Energy Research. I encourage you to read the entire report, and download…

Karzai Afghan "President for Life?" Bad for Democracy, Good for Pipelines

Dec 07, 2011 at 18:01 | John Daly

According to a document drawn up by Germany's Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service, BND) Afghan president Hamid Karzai intends to stay in power when his second and constitutionally final term ends…

Solving Africa's Firewood Deforestation Problem - Bamboo?

Dec 05, 2011 at 17:48 | John Daly

A surging population in Africa seeking to provide energy for cooking needs has led to massive environmental damage, including soil degradation.  Worldwide deforestation accounts for 25-30 percent of…

Texas Faces Blackouts as Grid Supply Fails to Meet Demand

Dec 05, 2011 at 17:42 | James Burgess

The electrical grid in America can be roughly split into three separate and individual areas. The Eastern Interconnection supplies everything east of the Rockies; The Western Interconnection supplies everything to…

IEA Leaders Speak Out on Our Current Energy Situation and Peak Oil

Dec 05, 2011 at 17:39 | Post Carbon

Every November following the publication of the IEA's World Energy Outlook, the leadership of the Agency travels to major capitols in an effort to explain to the world's leaders the…

U.S. Now Net Fuel Exporter: Good News or Recessionary Rumblings?

Dec 05, 2011 at 17:29 | Taras Berezowsky

Much has been made of last week’s data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicating that the US is, once again, a net exporter of fuel — for…

Will Thorium Ever Be Adopted as a Major Energy Source?

Dec 04, 2011 at 21:48 | David Gabel

Thorium is a naturally-occurring, radioactive, and amazingly abundant metal that was discovered in 1828 by Swedish chemist, Jons Jakob Berzelius. The mineral, named after the Norse god of thunder, has…

MLPs - The Breakout Yield Play of 2012?

Dec 02, 2011 at 12:56 | Keith Schaefer

You may have heard about MLPs, or Master Limited Partnerships. They trade like stocks on U.S. stock exchanges, and carry a significant tax advantage (more on that below). And with…

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