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Merkel, Medvedev Launch Nord Stream Pipeline Beneath Baltic Sea

Nov 09, 2011 at 07:46 | RFE/RL staff

The leaders of Germany and Russia have inaugurated the Nord Stream pipeline, linking Western Europe directly with Siberia's natural gas reserves. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev…

U.S. Government Confirms Link Between Earthquakes and Hydraulic Fracturing

Nov 08, 2011 at 07:49 | John Daly

On 5 November an earthquake measuring 5.6 rattled Oklahoma and was felt as far away as Illinois.   Until two years ago Oklahoma typically had about 50 earthquakes a…

No Growth in Oil Production for 7 Years - Will Alternatives Arrive Soon Enough?

Nov 08, 2011 at 07:45 | Kurt Cobb

As oil prices rose ever higher in the last decade, the optimists kept predicting rising production capacity and plummeting prices. Looks like they got it wrong. We are entering what…

Peak Oil: The Five Most Common Misconceptions

Nov 08, 2011 at 07:33 | Robert Rapier

I have just returned from the annual ASPO conference in Washington, D.C. This was only my 2nd ASPO conference; the first one I attended was in 2008 in Sacramento. There…

The Hybrid Power Plant: Is This The Best Application of Solar Technology?

Nov 08, 2011 at 07:29 | Brian Westenhaus

Prof. Avi Kribus of Tel Aviv University’s School of Mechanical Engineering and its innovative new Renewable Energy Center is applying the term “hybrid” to power plants (More info) Prof.…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of November 7, 2011

Nov 07, 2011 at 07:36 | FX Empire

Natural gas continues to base while attempting to form its final bottom according to the January futures contract. Last week’s action produced a higher-top and a higher-bottom compared to the…

Energy Storage Sector Sees Record Investments in Q3

Nov 07, 2011 at 07:33 | Environmental Finance

A record $421 million of venture capital investment in the energy storage sector helped push clean-tech venture capital (VC) investment in the US up 73% in the last quarter, according…

The Brave New Energy World: Race Not Crisis

Nov 06, 2011 at 16:33 | Llewellyn King

As the United Nations declared that the world population had reached 7 billion, energy thinkers gathered in Houston last week were sure that even larger populations could be sustained if…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 7, 2011

Nov 06, 2011 at 09:36 | FX Empire

Crude oil reached a three-month high on Friday after the U.S. Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate declined to 9 percent in October, less than the 9.1 percent median…

Cold Fusion and Rossi's E-Cat - The Story So Far

Nov 04, 2011 at 08:53 | Post Carbon

There is a fascinating drama taking place over in Bologna, Italy involving an engineer by the name of Andrea Rossi and a physicist, Sergio Focardi, who say they have developed…

Peak Oil - Why We need to Plan Now

Nov 04, 2011 at 08:40 | Tom Murphy

It was by teaching a course on energy in 2004 that I first became aware of the enormous challenges facing our society this century. In preparing for the course, I…

The Blue-Green Economy and the Role of the Ocean in Sustainable Development

Nov 04, 2011 at 08:36 | Mark Nicholls

A global market in carbon captured within the world’s oceans – ‘blue carbon’ – should be established to help protect the marine environment, according to a major UN report. Published…

Is it Possible for a Car to Achieve 100 MPG on Gasoline?

Nov 03, 2011 at 08:55 | Tom Murphy

Since I was a teenager, I frequently heard stories that some guy had invented a car that could get 100 miles per gallon (MPG), but that powerful interests (often GM,…

Does Rossi's E-Cat Work? There is Only One Way to Find Out

Nov 02, 2011 at 08:38 | Brian Westenhaus

The past few days have seen the Rossi E-Cat reported in both news and blogs, with still no definitive answer if the device actually works. The process of introducing the device…

Is Spaceship Earth Close to Environmental Collapse?

Nov 02, 2011 at 08:35 | Ed Dolan

According to the United Nations, the world population will reach 7 billion people this week. No one really knows the exact date, but the announcement has sparked a round of…

Energy’s Impact on Society - Part 2

Nov 02, 2011 at 08:31 | David Clarke

I am going to engage in some speculation. Let us accept the following assumptions as a premise for this argument, 1. The economy is a chaotic system. 2. Both our…

Oil Prices and IMF Growth Forecasts

Nov 01, 2011 at 08:40 | Sohbet Karbuz

The International Monetary Fund released its most recent World Economic Outlook in September 2011. The economic growth forecasts in this outlook, like any other of its past outlooks, are…

Renewable Energy Being Held Back by Fossil Fuel Subsidies - IEA

Nov 01, 2011 at 08:35 | Energy Digital

Recent reports show a massive increase in coal dependency caused by fossil fuel subsidies to be addressed at World Climate Summit. According to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) latest findings,…

China's Electrical Needs Soon to Outstrip Production

Oct 31, 2011 at 08:53 | John Daly

As China surges towards becoming the 21st century’s dominant economy, its progress may be hobbled by a growing gap between its electrical production and demand. According to the China Electricity…

Declining Fossil Fuel Supplies and the Energy Trap

Oct 31, 2011 at 08:41 | Tom Murphy

Many Do the Math posts have touched on the inevitable cessation of growth and on the challenge we will face in developing a replacement energy infrastructure once our fossil fuel…

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