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Energy

Government's Vital Role in Energy Innovation

Nov 17, 2011 at 16:38 | Breakthrough Institute

In the wake of Solyndra's failure, pundits have latched on to a simple, compelling narrative: government can't do energy right. From synfuels to solar panels to "clean coal" (written, inevitably,…

Brazil to Join the Battle for Africa's Energy Riches

Nov 16, 2011 at 17:22 | John Daly

In October Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made a state visit to Africa, consisting of South Africa, Mozambique and Angola. Quick – what was President Roussef’s insider edge in Mozambique and…

Solving the Energy Storage Problem

Nov 16, 2011 at 17:04 | Tom Murphy

If we adopt solar and wind as major components of our energy infrastructure as we are weaned from fossil fuels, we have to solve the energy storage problem in a…

Why Krugman's Argument Against Fossil Fuels Fails Economics 101

Nov 15, 2011 at 17:00 | MasterResource

Opponents of fossil fuels have long championed solar power and wind power as replacements. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that solar and wind can provide the cheap, plentiful, reliable energy…

Conflict Rising in Iraq Over Oil Contracts and Revenues

Nov 15, 2011 at 16:58 | John Daly

In a development that surprises no-one except armchair analysts, trouble is brewing in Iraq over the sharing of oil revenues between Iraq’s largely autonomous Kurdish region and the central authorities…

Europe and China's Shale Gas Potential

Nov 15, 2011 at 16:49 | Stuart Burns

Two countries have significant reserves: Poland, at an EIA-estimated 187 trillion cubic feet; and France, at 180 trillion cubic feet; both have enough to make them gas independent for decades,…

China's Energy Investments on a Global Roll, Now Include Brazil

Nov 14, 2011 at 17:49 | John Daly

China, flush with cash, is on a global search to acquire any and all overseas energy assets. China Petrochemical Corp., known more familiarly as the Sinopec Group, Asia's biggest refiner,…

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…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 14, 2011

Nov 14, 2011 at 07:55 | FX Empire

January Crude Oil finished sharply higher for the week, settling well above a key 50% support at $95.29, but below 61.8% resistance at $99.99. Additional Gann angle support is at…

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…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of November 14, 2011

Nov 14, 2011 at 07:36 | FX Empire

Natural gas futures continued to fall on the weekly chart. Last week the January contract took out three week’s worth of bottoms to set another contract low. The break in…

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…

More Oil Discovered in Nigeria - Surprise, Surprise

Nov 10, 2011 at 17:50 | John Daly

On 8 November French company Total S.A. announced that its local subsidiary, Total E and P Nigeria Ltd (TEPNG), struck oil in the southeastern corner of its Oil Mining Lease…

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…

Namibia Pressing Forward on Natgas Project

Nov 09, 2011 at 18:06 | John Daly

Namibian President Hifike-punye Pohamba has ordered the country’s Minister of Mines and Energy Isak Katali to expedite implementing the country’s long delayed Kudu natural gas project. The project will both…

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…

Economic Growth Being Choked by High Oil Prices and Falling Supply

Nov 09, 2011 at 07:51 | Gail Tverberg

I gave a talk on expected financial implications of the oil limits that we are now reaching at a recent meeting of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA.…

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