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Will Fukushima Trigger the Changes Japan Has Been Waiting For?

Will Fukushima Trigger the Changes Japan Has Been Waiting For?

May 07, 2011 at 09:29 | Open Democracy

Fukushima is not Chernobyl, Prime Minister Naoto Kan insists. His government draws comfort from the fact that Fukushima emitted only a fraction of the radiation released at Chernobyl in 1986,…

A Look at the Serious Energy Shortages in India and Pakistan

A Look at the Serious Energy Shortages in India and Pakistan

May 06, 2011 at 07:42 | Dave Summers

The recent publication of the EIA review of Shale Gas has caught the world’s attention, and led to the perception that the coming decades may well see natural gas become…

Crude Oil Traders Coming Under Government Scrutiny

Crude Oil Traders Coming Under Government Scrutiny

May 05, 2011 at 09:31 | Economywatch

Betting on the future generally receives the stamp of immorality when elected officials and consumers come out on the losing end. President Barack Obama and the European Union both recently…

Methane to Methanol to Gasoline for $2.85 a Gallon

Methane to Methanol to Gasoline for $2.85 a Gallon

May 05, 2011 at 09:19 | Al Fin

Methane to methanol to gasoline for $2.85 a gallon, including a healthy $1.45 margin? That is what is being claimed for a combined "Gigamethanol" and MTG (methanol to gasoline) plant…

A Sensible Look at the Food vs Fuel Argument

A Sensible Look at the Food vs Fuel Argument

May 04, 2011 at 08:42 | Brian Westenhaus

Mary Kissel writing in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) looks into what C. Larry Pope, the chief executive of Smithfield Foods, Inc. is saying about the price of food…

Getting Even With Big Oil: Taking on ExxonMobil

Getting Even With Big Oil: Taking on ExxonMobil

May 03, 2011 at 09:33 | Robert Rapier

It is no secret that consumers are suffering from very high gasoline prices. And as a result of these high prices, ExxonMobil just reported a first-quarter profit of $10.7…

Why Falling Resources and Rising Prices Demand a more Thoughtful Energy Policy

Why Falling Resources and Rising Prices Demand a more Thoughtful Energy Policy

May 02, 2011 at 08:18 | The Oil Drum

Below is an essay by Jeremy Grantham, the Chief Investment Officer of GMO Capital (with over $106 billion in assets under management they are one of the largets asset managers…

Abiotic Oil and Energy Red Herrings

Abiotic Oil and Energy Red Herrings

May 02, 2011 at 07:49 | Professor Chris Rhodes

According to a new computer model, liquid methane in contact with a partially hydrogen-terminated diamond surface at extremely high pressures and temperatures spontaneously forms longer hydrocarbons, and hence the material…

Azerbaijan Finding New Energy Customers in the Middle East

Azerbaijan Finding New Energy Customers in the Middle East

May 02, 2011 at 07:44 | Shahin Abbasov

Could turmoil in the Middle East provide a market opportunity for Azerbaijan’s state-run energy company SOCAR? A pending energy deal with Jordan could open the way for the company’s aggressive…

Canada Plans to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions with $1.3 Billion CCS Investment

Canada Plans to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions with $1.3 Billion CCS Investment

May 02, 2011 at 07:39 | Charlotte Dudley

Canadian authorities have given the green light to a C$1.24 billion (US$1.3 billion) carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration plant in Saskatchewan, which aims to slash annual greenhouse gas emissions…


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