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The EU Is Facing a Looming Gas Supply Crisis

The EU Is Facing a Looming Gas Supply Crisis

The expiration of the Russia-Ukraine…

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Grid Power and the Death of the Automobile

Aug 22, 2012 at 12:39 | Gregor Macdonald

India’s recent series of power blackouts, in which 600 million people lost electricity for several days, reminds us of the torrid pace at which populations in the developing world…

How the U.S. East Coast Just Dodged an Oil Supply Shut-Down

Aug 21, 2012 at 17:23 | Keith Schaefer

Last September, Sunoco and ConocoPhillips announced they would both close their Pennsylvania oil refineries. Roughly 330,000 barrels of oil are supplied through the Sunoco refinery in Philadelphia... every…

The Real Reason Why the U.S. Military is Going Green

Aug 21, 2012 at 17:07 | Sohbet Karbuz

The U.S. military consumed almost 500 thousand barrels per day of oil at the end of the Cold War. In FY 2011, its oil consumption was down to 355 thousand…

Fear Driving Energy Markets

Aug 20, 2012 at 14:57 | Daniel J. Graeber

Crude oil demand in the United States is down to its lowest level since the onset of the global economic recession. A lackluster economic recovery, coupled with cautious consumer sentiment,…

Beyond the Conflict, Syria's Climate Realities

Aug 20, 2012 at 14:53 | Charles Kennedy

Half a decade of drought has forced the migration of 1.5 million rural residences to Syria’s urban centers, as the regime has paid little attention to water and agricultural issues, and…

Weekly World Energy News Update - 18th August 2012

Aug 18, 2012 at 18:49 | Editorial Dept

After hitting a three-month high on Thursday, brent crude oil fell to around $114 on Friday after the US revealed it was considering the release of oil reserves to dampen…

For How Long Can Society Bear the Costs of Industry's Toxic Pollution?

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:39 | Kurt Cobb

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) stunned the nuclear industry last week by putting power plant licensing decisions on hold while it reconsiders rules on nuclear waste storage struck…

We are Decades Away from a Cure for our Fossil Fuel Addiction

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:36 | Charles Kennedy

With natural gas prices low and supplies high, we are decades away from being able to wean ourselves off fossil fuels and move to renewable energy, but there is no…

Solyndra Bankruptcy Pales in Comparison to Failed Military Projects

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:27 | Climate Progress

Yesterday the Air Force announced that its X-51 Scramjet Engine Demonstrator called the WaveRider — a hypersonic jet designed to travel up to 3,600 miles per hour — crashed…

A Jack-in-the-Beanstalk Investment: Finding the Fracking Bean

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:00 | Editorial Dept

The drilling technology that makes the process of hydraulic fracturing possible depends on a special bean that is only grown in India in significant quantities and for which there was…

Europe's Offshore Supergrid Plans

Aug 16, 2012 at 16:55 | Charles Kennedy

As part of plans to achieve its 20% renewable energy target by 2020, European leaders signed a memorandum of understanding back in 2011 to encourage offshore wind development and join…

Sanctions on Syrian Energy Taking Toll on Regime

Aug 14, 2012 at 17:38 | Daniel J. Graeber

The International Monetary Fund said Syria was one of the few countries in the Middle East whose economy is expected to contract in 2012. The IMF expected the regional economy…

The Population Boom: 10 Billion by the End of the Century

Aug 14, 2012 at 17:18 | Professor Chris Rhodes

There has been a highly successful run at the Royal Court Theatre, in London, not of a play in the usual form, but of a lecture by Professor Stephen Emmott,…

Sanctions Force Iranian Retreat from Global Stage

Aug 13, 2012 at 17:13 | Daniel J. Graeber

Domestic demand for gasoline in Iran was driving growth in the energy sector for the year. OPEC, in its latest report, said retail gasoline consumption in Iran was up more…

Take Care, Water is not a Limitless Resource

Aug 13, 2012 at 16:51 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Cheap light crude oil production has already peaked and the resource will be all but gone within a decade. It is a matter of ebullient debate exactly to what extent…

Research Shows that Injection Wells may Cause Earthquakes

Aug 10, 2012 at 17:48 | Futurity

Most earthquakes in the Barnett Shale region of North Texas occur within a few miles of one or more injection wells used to dispose of waste such as hydrofracking fluids,…

'Storm Clouds' Darken Global Energy Skies

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:20 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. Energy Department, in its short-term energy outlook for the month, predicts some economic recovery in store given optimism surrounding international stimulus efforts. Overseas, however, geopolitical uncertainty could depress…

Will Africa's Resource Curse Continue?

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:17 | Economywatch

Resources should be a blessing, not a curse; yet contrary to common sense, resource-rich countries in Africa have tended to experience less economic growth in the long run than those…

As the Planet Reaches its Limits, What Solutions are Available?

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:12 | Gail Tverberg

We live in a finite world. At this point, we seem to be reaching limits in several different areas:Cheap oil. Our economy runs on cheap oil, but there…

Cultural Problems which Prevent Progress in the Fracking Debate

Aug 07, 2012 at 16:59 | Breakthrough Institute

Suppose I told you there was a form of energy so plentiful it could encourage huge economic growth, a source so plentiful here in the United States that it could…

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