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Greenpeace Takes a Swipe at Cloud Computing

Greenpeace Takes a Swipe at Cloud Computing

May 27, 2011 at 07:42 | Tyler Hamilton

Greenpeace may spend much of its time protesting our suppliers of electricity — mainly nuclear and coal — but the environmental group is turning its attention today on some of…

Democrats Energy Disconnect and the Omnipresence of Fossil Fuels

Democrats Energy Disconnect and the Omnipresence of Fossil Fuels

May 25, 2011 at 07:55 | Robert Rapier

I have often thought that if all domestic oil production and refining ceased in this country for a month, we would see an energy epiphany in the U.S. the likes…

Growing Demand for Biomass Could Create a New Commodity Market

Growing Demand for Biomass Could Create a New Commodity Market

May 23, 2011 at 22:01 | Al Fin

Wood fuel, one of the oldest energy sources on the planet, could become the newest commodity market if it can overcome supply limits and green concerns as demand grows for…

Cold Fusion: Have we Just Taken a Giant Step Forwards to Abundant Clean Energy?

Cold Fusion: Have we Just Taken a Giant Step Forwards to Abundant Clean Energy?

May 22, 2011 at 22:40 | The Oil Drum

Back in 1989, during the craze of the “cold fusion” announcement by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, a colleague of mine told me about the theory he had developed. It…

Severe Electricity Shortages Crippling East China’s Industrial Province

Severe Electricity Shortages Crippling East China’s Industrial Province

May 22, 2011 at 22:33 | Economywatch

In East China’s industrial province of Zhejiang there are 500,000 enterprises – and not enough electricity to run them all at the same time. Insiders say the power shortage could…

Beyond Emission Pricing – a Renewables Revolution in the True Sense of the Word

Beyond Emission Pricing – a Renewables Revolution in the True Sense of the Word

May 20, 2011 at 09:11 | Robert Rapier

The following guest essay was written by Dr. Felix Mormann from Stanford Law School. Dr. Felix’s research focuses on the regulatory and policy challenges of climate change mitigation through sustainable…

Economic Reality Undermining Colombia’s Ambitious Environmental Plans

Economic Reality Undermining Colombia’s Ambitious Environmental Plans

May 19, 2011 at 07:29 | Open Democracy

The divergence between rhetoric and reality in the environmental policies of President Juan Manuel Santos points to real tensions between development and environment, between the desire to lead by example…

Energy Policies and Political Double Speak

Energy Policies and Political Double Speak

May 17, 2011 at 09:46 | Robert Rapier

This essay highlights the reason I loathe politics. Here I present a case in which politicians present a partial story and withhold key findings in order to push a specific…

Designing Better Plants for Food and Fuel Production

Designing Better Plants for Food and Fuel Production

May 17, 2011 at 09:00 | Brian Westenhaus

Michigan State University researcher David Kramer a Hannah Distinguished Professor of Photosynthesis and Bioenergetics leads an effort to improve fuel and food producing plants saying, “This is critical since it’s…

Oil Company Tax Breaks: Exxon Mobile Responds to Bloggers Questions

Oil Company Tax Breaks: Exxon Mobile Responds to Bloggers Questions

May 16, 2011 at 08:03 | Robert Rapier

As I noted in a previous essay, rising gas prices inevitably mean that our political leaders start looking to assign blame. The annual ritual has been to call the…

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