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Energy / Energy-General

South Korea and Kazakhstan Deepen Energy Ties

Nov 14, 2011 at 16:53 | John Daly

Since the December 1991 collapse of the USSR, one of the most exciting developments for the international energy community has been the rise of oil exports from the Caspian region.…

Mr President - It's Time to Make a Decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline

Nov 14, 2011 at 16:45 | Robert Rapier

When I worked in Scotland, one of my managers was a wise Englishman named Graham Walker. As with many people whose paths I have crossed in my life, some nuggets…

The Top Ten Causes of Toxic Pollution

Nov 14, 2011 at 16:32 | Energy Digital

A study addresses toxic industrial pollution around the world and its impacts on health. A report released this week by the Blacksmith Institute reveals the major causes of toxic pollution…

Why we Need to Change the Way we Assess Fuel Supplies

Nov 14, 2011 at 07:39 | Stuart Burns

Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is fierce in some quarters, led by environmentalists implacably opposed to the venture on the grounds that it will encourage further development of Canadian…

Rowe, Philosopher-CEO, Retiring

Nov 13, 2011 at 11:04 | Llewellyn King

One of America's leading energy executives is retiring. John Rowe, a revered figure in the electric utility industry in particular, and energy circles in general, brought history and philosophy to…

IEA Report Calls for Governments to Embrace Nuclear Power

Nov 10, 2011 at 18:43 | John Daly

The good news is that on 8 November the International Energy Agency released its 2011 “World Energy Outlook.” While it will cheer nuclear advocates, overall the report makes for grim…

Argentina Announces Massive Oil and Natural Gas Reserves

Nov 09, 2011 at 18:08 | John Daly

There is good news and bad news for Argentina, Latin America’s third largest economy. The good news? On 7 November the YPF SA, Argentina's biggest oil and gas company, confirmed…

Iran and China to Share Academic Energy Expertise

Nov 09, 2011 at 08:08 | John Daly

On 5 November in Beijing officials from Iranian and Chinese petroleum industry universities reached agreement over cooperation in oil and gas related issues in research, industrial, and academic fields. The…

Merkel, Medvedev Launch Nord Stream Pipeline Beneath Baltic Sea

Nov 09, 2011 at 07:46 | RFE/RL staff

The leaders of Germany and Russia have inaugurated the Nord Stream pipeline, linking Western Europe directly with Siberia's natural gas reserves. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev…

The Hybrid Power Plant: Is This The Best Application of Solar Technology?

Nov 08, 2011 at 07:29 | Brian Westenhaus

Prof. Avi Kribus of Tel Aviv University’s School of Mechanical Engineering and its innovative new Renewable Energy Center is applying the term “hybrid” to power plants (More info) Prof.…

Energy Storage Sector Sees Record Investments in Q3

Nov 07, 2011 at 07:33 | Environmental Finance

A record $421 million of venture capital investment in the energy storage sector helped push clean-tech venture capital (VC) investment in the US up 73% in the last quarter, according…

The Brave New Energy World: Race Not Crisis

Nov 06, 2011 at 16:33 | Llewellyn King

As the United Nations declared that the world population had reached 7 billion, energy thinkers gathered in Houston last week were sure that even larger populations could be sustained if…

Cold Fusion and Rossi's E-Cat - The Story So Far

Nov 04, 2011 at 08:53 | Post Carbon

There is a fascinating drama taking place over in Bologna, Italy involving an engineer by the name of Andrea Rossi and a physicist, Sergio Focardi, who say they have developed…

The Blue-Green Economy and the Role of the Ocean in Sustainable Development

Nov 04, 2011 at 08:36 | Mark Nicholls

A global market in carbon captured within the world’s oceans – ‘blue carbon’ – should be established to help protect the marine environment, according to a major UN report. Published…

Is it Possible for a Car to Achieve 100 MPG on Gasoline?

Nov 03, 2011 at 08:55 | Tom Murphy

Since I was a teenager, I frequently heard stories that some guy had invented a car that could get 100 miles per gallon (MPG), but that powerful interests (often GM,…

Does Rossi's E-Cat Work? There is Only One Way to Find Out

Nov 02, 2011 at 08:38 | Brian Westenhaus

The past few days have seen the Rossi E-Cat reported in both news and blogs, with still no definitive answer if the device actually works. The process of introducing the device…

Is Spaceship Earth Close to Environmental Collapse?

Nov 02, 2011 at 08:35 | Ed Dolan

According to the United Nations, the world population will reach 7 billion people this week. No one really knows the exact date, but the announcement has sparked a round of…

Energy’s Impact on Society - Part 2

Nov 02, 2011 at 08:31 | David Clarke

I am going to engage in some speculation. Let us accept the following assumptions as a premise for this argument, 1. The economy is a chaotic system. 2. Both our…

Renewable Energy Being Held Back by Fossil Fuel Subsidies - IEA

Nov 01, 2011 at 08:35 | Energy Digital

Recent reports show a massive increase in coal dependency caused by fossil fuel subsidies to be addressed at World Climate Summit. According to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) latest findings,…

China's Electrical Needs Soon to Outstrip Production

Oct 31, 2011 at 08:53 | John Daly

As China surges towards becoming the 21st century’s dominant economy, its progress may be hobbled by a growing gap between its electrical production and demand. According to the China Electricity…

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