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Ageing Coal Plants Pave the Way for Renewable Revolution

Ageing Coal Plants Pave the Way for Renewable Revolution

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East Africa Grapples with Gaddafi Investment Legacy

Apr 26, 2012 at 17:57 | John Daly

Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya for 41 years before an armed “Arab Spring” uprising last year drove him from power, leading to his death in October 2011. In 1998 Gaddafi…

Libyan Oil Protests Highlights Broader Problems

Apr 26, 2012 at 17:40 | Daniel J. Graeber

Protestors in the former Libyan capital of Benghazi this week demonstrated in front of the Arabian Gulf Oil Co. to demand more transparency. The demonstrators said they were frustrated…

U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against BP Engineer over Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Apr 25, 2012 at 16:12 | Juan Cole

Two years after oil from a BP well began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal charges alleging that a former BP employee…

Spies, Hackers and Energy - Preventing a Digital Pearl Harbor

Apr 24, 2012 at 16:49 | Charles Kennedy

As the Obama Administration attempts to push some heavy-handed cyber security bills through the House that would further chip away at privacy, officials are painting a very bleak picture of…

Troubled Chesapeake Energy's financial savior - India?

Apr 24, 2012 at 16:37 | John Daly

It is one of Wall Street’s worst-kept secrets that Chesapeake Energy, America’s second largest producer of natural gas, is short of cash, facing an estimated $9.2 billion gap between its…

New MIT Study Suggests EU Emissions Targets are Failing

Apr 24, 2012 at 16:32 | Daniel J. Graeber

London and its partners in the European Union count their so-called 20-20-20 scheme as among the global models for a low-carbon future. Much of the region aims to cut emissions,…

Formula E: The Carbon Neutral Grand Prix

Apr 24, 2012 at 16:21 | Green Futures

With great acceleration and no need to change gears, electric cars are proving serious contenders in the high-octane world of motorsports.

Never Say Die - Keystone XL Pipeline to Enter U.S. Presidential Election

Apr 23, 2012 at 17:25 | John Daly

Like Lazarus arising from the grave, or a vampire pulling a stake out of his chest, the controversial Keystone LX pipeline, designed to transport Alberta’s crude oil sands output to…

Public-Interest State Reinvented in Argentina YPF Expropriation

Apr 23, 2012 at 17:22 | Charles Kennedy

The Argentine government’s sudden, hit-and-run expropriation of the majority foreign-owned stake in energy giant Repsol YPF SA is a response to everything from the global economic crisis and particularly how…

New LENR Machine is the Best Yet

Apr 23, 2012 at 17:19 | Brian Westenhaus

The new leader is Brillouin Energy with a new process named the Hot Tube Boiler.  Sterling Allen at PESN interviewed Brillouin’s Robert W. George II, CEO; and the…

UK Govt. Seismic Fracking Report Certain to Sharpen Debate

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:44 | John Daly

The process of hydraulic fracturing is a mining technique which uses injected fluid to propagate fractures in a rock layer to release hydrocarbon deposits that would otherwise be uncommercial. Developed…

Afghanistan Priority: Energy Security

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:41 | Charles Kennedy

A lot has happened in Afghanistan in recent days intrinsic more to geopolitics than to Afghanistan itself: Russia-US joint anti-drugs operations are in being put in full swing, Russia has…

WestLB is the First Bank to Refuse Finance to Offshore Oil Rigs in the Arctic

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:35 | Mark Nicholls

WestLB will not provide finance to any offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, according to a new environmental policy that is understood to be the first of its…

Make It So - Energy Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact

Apr 20, 2012 at 07:30 | Shea Laverty

It's no secret that Gene Roddenberry's venerable "Star Trek" metaseries has inspired the imagination of millions since it first debuted in 1966. Strange worlds, compelling characters, and more techno-babble than…

Gazprom-Vietnam: All Hands on Deck in South China Sea

Apr 20, 2012 at 07:28 | Charles Kennedy

A deal struck earlier this month between Russia’s state gas giant, Gazprom, and Vietnam’s state oil and gas group, PetroVietnam, has geopolitical underpinnings aimed at China’s prowess in the South…

Iran's Occupation of Persian Gulf Islands Rattles Neighbors

Apr 18, 2012 at 17:28 | John Daly

As Iran struggles to mitigate the economic and political effects of the sanctions imposed on it by the international community over its nuclear activities, Tehran is seeking allies anywhere it…

Bad Business: Argentina Moves Towards Nationalizing YPF Repsol

Apr 17, 2012 at 17:36 | John Daly

Energy and nationalist politics are a volatile mix. In the Second/Third World, multinational energy companies seeking new frontiers prey upon nations’ inability to develop indigenous energy resources on their own,…

Keystone XL Likely Dead

Apr 17, 2012 at 17:29 | Daniel J. Graeber

Critics of U.S. domestic energy policy are trying to maneuver the Keystone XL oil pipeline past the Oval Office, trumpeting the project as the 21st century version of the New…

When will Energy Independence Arrive?

Apr 17, 2012 at 17:20 | Barry Stevens

The good news, the U.S. is reducing its consumption of foreign oil. The bad news, the Titanic may make it to port before the U.S. becomes truly energy independent. This…

Too Early To Talk Success or Failure in Iran Nuclear Talks

Apr 16, 2012 at 17:29 | Charles Kennedy

Here is an interesting notion: The Iran nuclear talks in Istanbul were not a “failure”, but globally crippling sanctions could be. Trigger happy Israelis and a US election campaign season…

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