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Energy

Why Recession always Follows Oil Price Increases

Jun 02, 2011 at 08:06 | The Oil Drum

Over the past 50 years, when oil prices moved up sharply, causing inflation, or remained high with annual average price around $100, recession has followed in many OECD countries (see…

An End to Growth: The Environment’s Impact on our Economic Decline

Jun 01, 2011 at 08:22 | Post Carbon

Accidents and natural disasters have long histories; therefore it may seem peculiar at first to think that these could now suddenly become significant factors in choking off economic growth. However,…

Biden Confident National Investment will Spark Clean Energy Breakthrough

Jun 01, 2011 at 08:16 | Breakthrough Institute

Last week, Vice President Joe Biden vowed that the country will lead the global clean energy revolution by harnessing its citizens' entrepreneurial spirit and innovative capacity. Speaking at the National…

Crude Oil Futures Hit Three Week High

May 31, 2011 at 09:41 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures extended gains on Tuesday, rallying to a fresh three-week high as a combination of a broadly weaker U.S. dollar, renewed worries over unrest in the Middle East…

Green Panic and Growing Anti Shale Gas Propaganda

May 31, 2011 at 08:50 | MasterResource

Remember all this? America is running out of natural gas. Prices will soar, making imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) and T. Boone Pickens’ wind farm plan practical, affordable and inevitable.…

Market Fundamentals and the Problem With Oil Prices

May 31, 2011 at 08:44 | The Oil Drum

It has been a tumultuous month when it comes to oil and fuel markets. As of the writing of my Oil and Fuel column in the May issue of Logistics…

It’s Getting Hot and Crowded on This Rock

May 31, 2011 at 08:38 | Tyler Hamilton

The United Nations, which tracks world population growth, has upped its estimates. We know that we’ll pass the seven billion mark sometime this October, but the U.N. is now saying…

Crude Oil Market Update – Monday 30th May

May 30, 2011 at 17:52 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures dipped in light holiday trade on Monday, hovering above the psychologically important level of USD100 a barrel, as prices were pressured by a slightly firmer U.S. dollar…

Peak Oil and the Collapse of the Soviet Union

May 30, 2011 at 08:34 | The Oil Drum

Synopsis: The causes of the fall of the Soviet Union are thought to be inefficiency and the Soviet response to the Reagan Administration’s military buildup of the early 1980s. However,…

America's Invisible Energy Policy

May 30, 2011 at 08:26 | Dave Cohen

Once in a while I point out that the United States lacks an energy policy to deal with our oil problems, but we do have one. You can be forgiven…

Jim Rogers Still Bullish on Oil and Silver

May 30, 2011 at 07:50 | Top Stock Portfolios

According to prominent investor  and commodities advocate, Jim Rogers, oil prices are projected to continue increasing, given the depletion of worldwide reserves. However, the expert maintains that silver is expected…

Can Germany Really Shut Down Their Nuclear Plants and Phase Out Fossil Fuels?

May 28, 2011 at 09:30 | Breakthrough Institute

Last week, a commission appointed by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel recommended that the country shut down all of its nuclear plants by 2021 and instead rely on other forms…

Oil Price Manipulation

May 28, 2011 at 09:23 | James Hamilton

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday filed a civil enforcement action alleging that Nicholas Wildgoose and James Dyer, who worked as traders for Arcadia Petroleum Ltd. and its affiliates,…

Natural Gas Producers Looking to Capture a Growing Share of the Transportation Sector

May 27, 2011 at 08:01 | MasterResource

Four-dollar per gallon gasoline provides more margin for oil producers than four dollars per million British thermal units (MMBtu) provides for natural gas producers. Historically speaking, oil prices are high…

Batteries Growing Role in Energy Storage

May 27, 2011 at 07:47 | Energy Digital

The concept of a distributed grid of interconnecting batteries offers a revolutionary approach to energy storage. The energy generation landscape is changing rapidly. On the one hand, demand is growing…

Greenpeace Takes a Swipe at Cloud Computing

May 27, 2011 at 07:42 | Tyler Hamilton

Greenpeace may spend much of its time protesting our suppliers of electricity — mainly nuclear and coal — but the environmental group is turning its attention today on some of…

Poor GDP Data Erases Oil Futures Gains

May 26, 2011 at 12:15 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures erased gains on Thursday, retreating from a two-week high after worse-than-expected U.S. GDP data and an unexpected rise in weekly jobless claims fuelled concerns over the pace…

Natural Gas: The Climate’s Favourite Fossil Fuel - But What About Fracking?

May 26, 2011 at 07:58 | MasterResource

When it comes to climate, are all fossil fuels equal? “No,” the answer has been until very recently. In terms of how much carbon dioxide (the major force behind the…

Rising Inventories Hit Crude Oil Futures

May 25, 2011 at 10:37 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures were down on Wednesday, briefly adding to losses after a government report showed that U.S. crude oil inventories rose unexpectedly last week. On the New York Mercantile…

Democrats Energy Disconnect and the Omnipresence of Fossil Fuels

May 25, 2011 at 07:55 | Robert Rapier

I have often thought that if all domestic oil production and refining ceased in this country for a month, we would see an energy epiphany in the U.S. the likes…

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