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Energy / Energy-General

Chinese Govt. to Clean the Capital's Air - Everyone Else - Good Luck

Mar 07, 2012 at 17:46 | John Daly

One of the most striking social phenomena of industrializing societies is that, when the nation’s economy begins to improve, those on the land increasingly move to the cities for greater…

The Chevy Volt was Doomed to Fail from the Start

Mar 07, 2012 at 17:36 | Gary Hunt

The news out of Detroit had all the feel of a wake.  GM announced that it was suspending production of the Chevy Volt idling its Hamtramck factory…

Pilot Lights, What a Waste of Energy!

Mar 07, 2012 at 17:33 | Tom Murphy

My personal journey into home energy reduction began with taking stock of past energy use as reported on my utility bills. I quickly migrated toward reading the meters directly to…

Zimbabwe's Ongoing Energy Nightmare

Mar 06, 2012 at 17:38 | John Daly

In the 32 years of his benighted rule, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Gabriel Mugabe has done more damage to the country than its white-led minority government ever did. With the exception…

Nigerian Energy Sector Next Big Market Concern

Mar 06, 2012 at 17:33 | Daniel J. Graeber

Nigeria's main rebel group announced recently that it killed four police officers and was considering taking on more hostages in a renewed offensive. With the U.S. State Department issuing a…

Saudi Arabia and Iran Spar Over Pipeline Attack Claims

Mar 05, 2012 at 18:06 | John Daly

On 1 March, Iran’s state-owned Press TV carried a sensational story of “an explosion in Saudi Arabian city of Awamiyah in the east of the kingdom which destroyed the pipelines…

Are Oil Wells Recharging Themselves?

Mar 05, 2012 at 17:51 | Al Fin

There have been numerous reports in recent times, of oil and gas fields not running out at the expected time, but instead showing a higher content of hydrocarbons after they…

Is Bill Clinton in Hillary's Doghouse Over his Keystone XL Remarks?

Mar 04, 2012 at 10:55 | Gary Hunt

Every husband has been there.  It is not a good place to be. But when you are the former President of the United States and your wife is the current…

Thailand Moves Into Burma's Energy Market

Feb 29, 2012 at 17:48 | John Daly

Just when it seems that China has bought every energy asset on the planet, along comes Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) to contest Beijing’s presence in one of…

Great Britain Close to Turning Corner on Energy

Feb 28, 2012 at 17:12 | Daniel J. Graeber

The British government announced that overall energy production last year was down 14 percent from the previous year. Oil and natural gas production both declined while low-carbon energy production grew.…

Which Fossil Fuel will Bridge the Gap to a Renewable Energy World?

Feb 28, 2012 at 17:09 | Kurt Cobb

Which of the following can we count on to act as a “bridge fuel” to a renewable energy economy? A. OilB. Natural GasC. CoalD. None of the above The correct answer…

How to Survive in a Future without Fossil Fuels

Feb 28, 2012 at 16:56 | Tom Murphy

So far on Do the Math, I’ve put out a lot of negative energy—whatever that means. Topics have often focused on what we can’t do, or at least on the…

India's Soaring Energy demands strain national grid

Feb 23, 2012 at 17:59 | John Daly

As the “Third World” races to industrialize, rising population demands for reliable energy place increasing stress on a country’s power generating capabilities, and nowhere is this more evident than in…

Big Oil's Generosity and the Cloak of Social Responsibility

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:46 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. supermajor Exxon Mobil said it invited 50 school girls to its headquarters in Texas for its 9th annual program meant to encourage more women to pursue engineering. The company…

The Time of Big Government is Coming to an End

Feb 19, 2012 at 12:26 | Post Carbon

As economies contract, a global popular uprising confronts power elites over access to the essentials of human existence. What are the underlying dynamics of the conflict, and how is it…

Kazakhstan - One of the Safest Former Soviet Republics for Investment

Feb 18, 2012 at 21:14 | John Daly

When the USSR collapsed in December 1991, the emerging fifteen new nations scrambled amidst hyperinflation to restructure their economies away from a centrally planned economy directed by Moscow to sovereign,…

Which Trends Are Changing the World of Energy

Feb 16, 2012 at 18:01 | Gary Hunt

Technology and global competition are profoundly impacting our energy future.  The evidence is all around us in wind and solar energy advances, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing creating a new…

How The Human Population Explosion Defies Nature

Feb 16, 2012 at 17:36 | Gail Tverberg

There are seven billion people on earth now. I originally thought that the primary reason for the recent human population explosion was that fossil fuels enabled a larger food supply…

President Obama's 2013 Energy Budget: Good News or Political Nothingness

Feb 16, 2012 at 14:07 | Gary Hunt

President Barack Obama’s FY2013 budget includes $27.2 billion for the Department of Energy. US DOE says the budget priorities are focused on the ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy laid out in…

Former OPEC Member Indonesia Diversifies its Energy Matrix

Feb 15, 2012 at 19:48 | John Daly

Indonesia, which had begun producing oil in the early 20th century, had such substantial production that it was a major impetus for Japan invading the Dutch East Indies, as Indonesia…

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