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Energy / Energy-General

Canadian Oil Sands - A Good Investment? Not in Europe, Apparently

Oct 10, 2011 at 07:54 | John Daly

Any American watching cable TV over the past few months can hardly fail to have noticed the seemingly ubiquitous advertisements extolling the virtues of extracting oil from Canadian oil sands,…

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Oct 08, 2011 at 09:06 | Editorial Dept

We are selling part of our portfolio of energy related keyword domain names.

Iran Accelerates Development of its Oil and Natural Gas field in the Persian Gulf

Oct 08, 2011 at 08:56 | Joao Peixe

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has approved a $5 billion credit line for Iran’s Oil Ministry, which sets aside $4.3 billion for the development of projects in Iran’s South Pars oil…

The Dirty Secret About Clean Energy Jobs

Oct 07, 2011 at 07:43 | MasterResource

Solyndra’s impending liquidation, replete with 1,100 layoffs and U.S. taxpayer liabilities in excess of a half billion dollars, has put so-called green jobs initiative of the Obama Administration in negative…

European Commission: Policymakers Must Rethink the Role Energy Efficiency Plays in Addressing Climate Change and Resource Depletion

Oct 07, 2011 at 07:32 | Breakthrough Institute

A new report on energy rebound published by the European Commission surveys the wide range of evidence and academic literature and concludes that rebound effects can and do limit the…

Battle Looms Over Mongolia’s Oyu Tolgoi Mine

Oct 06, 2011 at 07:22 | John Daly

In a case that is being closely watched by mining interests worldwide, Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines and Rio Tinto have formally told the Mongolian government they are unwilling to renegotiate their…

The Future of Air Travel and its Affect on the Environment

Oct 06, 2011 at 07:05 | Green Futures

In a couple of decades’ time, despite climate change, there is likely to be more flying than there is now. On current trends, while the global economy is predicted to…

Serious Flaws in Department of Energy’s Latest Report on Energy Priority Setting

Oct 05, 2011 at 07:33 | Gail Tverberg

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued a report called Report on the first Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR), which has as its purpose helping the DOE choose among conflicting…

Energy Technology Breakthrough’s and Peak Oil

Oct 05, 2011 at 07:29 | Post Carbon

Significant technological advances rarely make eye-catching headlines as they come from many small advances involving numerous scientific disciplines. However, every now and again it becomes clear that progress is being…

Russia’s Bosporus Maritime Tanker Oil Superhighway Increasingly Unsettles Turks

Oct 04, 2011 at 07:32 | John Daly

Quick – name Europe’s third largest city, which has a maritime channel cutting through the heart of the metropolis, transiting a massive tanker every 15 minutes, around the clock? 

Why Our Economy and Environment are Calling for Development Over Growth

Oct 03, 2011 at 07:16 | Open Democracy

As the depth and breadth of our financial/economic and environmental crises deepens, it is urgent to ask whether the way we are going about searching for solutions lives up to…

Conflict in the Caspian?

Sep 30, 2011 at 04:09 | John Daly

A little noticed military exercise occurred last week in the Caspian. A bilateral operation between the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, the “Tsentr 2011” joint strategic exercise dealt with threats to…

Which Are the Most Polluted Cities in the World

Sep 30, 2011 at 03:53 | Andy Soos

In many cities air pollution is reaching levels that threaten people's health according to an unprecedented compilation of air quality data released today by WHO (World Health Organization). The information…

Russia Claims New Arctic Hydrocarbon Finds Effectively Double Nations Reserves

Sep 29, 2011 at 04:11 | John Daly

Russia, currently vying for the title of world's top oil producer with Saudi Arabia, claimed that new findings in its offshore Arctic territories have effectively doubled the nation’s energy reserves.

Energy Innovation Should be the Primary Goal of Policy Makers

Sep 28, 2011 at 04:46 | Matthew Stepp

The national energy and climate policy debate is broken. If it doesn't get fixed, any new policy at the city, state, or national level may very well fail to address…

Republic of Cyprus Offshore Hydrocarbon Exploration Unsettles Turkey

Sep 28, 2011 at 04:42 | Joao Peixe

The Republic of Cyprus has recently begun oil and natural gas exploration and drilling in the eastern Mediterranean. Last year the Greek Cypriot administration and Israel signed an accord…

Oil Diplomacy to the Rescue? Cuban Drilling off Florida Keys to Begin by End of the Year

Sep 27, 2011 at 01:57 | John Daly

For 51 years the U.S. has imposed an economic embargo against Cuba, severely crippling the island’s economy for its effrontery in choosing a socialist path for development, a policy confirmed…

Azerbaijan Goes From Strength to Strength - Maybe

Sep 22, 2011 at 14:41 | John Daly

The Soviet Union imploded peacefully in December 1991 and fifteen new nations lost no time in running for the exits. Western capitalists, drooling at the vast potential opportunities unleashed by…

Why the EIA’s Latest Forecast of a 53% Jump in Energy Demand is Misleading

Sep 22, 2011 at 14:29 | Gail Tverberg

The EIA published International Energy Outlook 2011 (IEO 2011) on September 19, showing energy projections to 2035. One summary stated, “Global Energy Use to Jump 53%, largely driven…

Could Bacteria Help Provide us with a Limitless Supply of Hydrogen Fuel?

Sep 22, 2011 at 13:56 | Energy Digital

Penn State researchers have discovered a low-energy way to harvest hydrogen fuel that may offer a limitless supply of the clean-burning power source.  Hydrogen is a dream fuel that was…

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