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Energy

Interview with Ernest Moniz: Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy Breakthroughs

Interview with Ernest Moniz: Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy Breakthroughs

Aug 15, 2013 at 17:23 | Science Progress

Ernest Moniz has been Secretary of Energy since May, that is, for about a month prior to President Obama’s announcement of his Climate Action Plan. Before joining the President’s…

Mexico Wants Foreign Private Investment in Oil Sector

Mexico Wants Foreign Private Investment in Oil Sector

Aug 15, 2013 at 17:09 | Robert M Cutler

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto unveiled plans this week to amend articles of the Constitution that prohibit private investment in the country's oil industry. The state company Pemex would remain…

Looking at the Hyperloop and its Predecessors

Looking at the Hyperloop and its Predecessors

Aug 15, 2013 at 17:07 | Dave Summers

There has been considerable fanfare this week over the Hyperloop idea, put forward by Elon Musk. In this concept, which was, in this case developed by engineers at Tesla…

E.ON Sees First-Half Profit Slump in Europe

E.ON Sees First-Half Profit Slump in Europe

Aug 14, 2013 at 19:14 | Jen Alic

E.ON SE, Germany’s gas, electricity and water utility company, has seen first-half profits drop 15% despite a 15% surge in profits from its UK customers thanks to an 8.7% price…

The Real Reason High Oil Prices Lead to Instability

The Real Reason High Oil Prices Lead to Instability

Aug 14, 2013 at 19:09 | Global Risk Insights

Businesses rarely gain from political instability so trying to predict unrest is a critical activity for any entity investing in a volatile corner of the world. One of the factors…

Is There a Correlation Between the Level of Violence and the Output of Oil?

Is There a Correlation Between the Level of Violence and the Output of Oil?

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:25 | Claude Salhani

Some analysts have been asking the question: is there a direct relationship between the level of violence in a country and its output of oil? In Iraq there most certainly…

Trucks, Trains, or Pipelines – The Best Way to Transport Petroleum

Trucks, Trains, or Pipelines – The Best Way to Transport Petroleum

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:18 | Brian Westenhaus

The U.S. is the most fully developed petroleum transport nation – we have crude oil, natural gas, gasoline, and diesel and jet fuel in transit 24/7/365 – mostly in pipelines. …

Why Fuel Subsidies are Bad for Everyone

Why Fuel Subsidies are Bad for Everyone

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:04 | Ed Dolan

I have posted frequently (most recently in a three-part series that starts here) on the topic of underpricing of energy in the United States, but we are not the…

Is East the New West in Energy Markets?

Is East the New West in Energy Markets?

Aug 12, 2013 at 17:16 | Daniel J. Graeber

China is expected to be the leading contributor to an expected increase in the consumption of oil. A former economist at the World Bank said Chinese economic growth could continue…

A Look at the US Shale Industry with David Hughes

A Look at the US Shale Industry with David Hughes

Aug 12, 2013 at 17:01 | Post Carbon

Q: Andrews--Production from shale oil plays has been impressive and has taken the national energy dialogue by storm. When did you sense that the shale oil plays had the kind…

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