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OPEC Raises 2020 Global Oil Demand Growth Estimate

OPEC Raises 2020 Global Oil Demand Growth Estimate

Healthier global economic growth in…

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Petrodollar Exiting Through the Back Door?

Petrodollar Exiting Through the Back Door?

Mar 11, 2012 at 12:17 | Ronald Stoeferle

“When the dollar collapse comes, it will happen two ways – gradually then suddenly. That formula, famously used by Hemingway to describe how one goes bankrupt, is an apt description…

Estonia Strives to Shake off Soviet Energy Dependence

Estonia Strives to Shake off Soviet Energy Dependence

Mar 11, 2012 at 11:53 | John Daly

The three Soviet republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were always undigested morsels in the maw of the USSR. Liberated by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles into independence, the three…

Tokyo Warned that Big Earthquake Coming

Tokyo Warned that "Big" Earthquake Coming

Mar 08, 2012 at 17:04 | John Daly

As the world prepares to commemorate next week the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese scientists are warning that Tokyo is in increasing danger from a potential massive…

This Year it is Fossil Fuels Turn to Receive the Majority of DOE Funding

This Year it is Fossil Fuels Turn to Receive the Majority of DOE Funding

Mar 08, 2012 at 16:53 | Environmental Finance

The renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors received most of the US federal government’s $24 billion in energy subsidies last year, but fossil fuels will win out this year as…

The Booms and Busts of the Electric Power Industry

The Booms and Busts of the Electric Power Industry

Mar 08, 2012 at 16:40 | Gary Hunt

The electric power industry is driven by boom and bust cycles as market fundamentals and volatility sends signals to market participants to speed up or slow down their efforts. One…

Iraq Oil Outlook Overly Ambitious

Iraq Oil Outlook Overly Ambitious

Mar 07, 2012 at 17:51 | Daniel J. Graeber

A delegation from the International Energy Agency spent two days in Baghdad speaking with high-ranking officials in preparation for an end-of-year report on the country's oil sector. By some estimates,…

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

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

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!

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

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…

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