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Europe Must Triple Efforts to Meet Energy Goals

Europe Must Triple Efforts to Meet Energy Goals

Sep 20, 2010 at 08:46 | Charlotte Dudley

The EU must triple its energy efficiency efforts in order to reach its 2020 energy savings target, a policy advisory report says. The Energy Savings 2020 report, commissioned by…

The Hunt for Uranium is On

The Hunt for Uranium is On

Sep 18, 2010 at 12:57 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Last year Kazakhstan became the world's largest supplier of uranium, overtaking Australia and Canada, at 14,000 tonnes, or one fifth of world production. As supplies of oil are being sought…

Worries About Consumer Demand, Deflation Drive Down Oil Prices

Worries About Consumer Demand, Deflation Drive Down Oil Prices

Sep 18, 2010 at 12:29 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 09/13/2010 to 09/17/2010. Flagging consumer sentiment and renewed concern about deflation sent oil prices into the doldrums this week, as prices dropped 1.2% on Friday to…

Could Oil Prices Sink to $20 a Barrel

Could Oil Prices Sink to $20 a Barrel

Sep 17, 2010 at 09:25 | Al Fin

A barrel of oil has about six times the energy content of a thousand cubic feet of natural gas. The graph below compares the dollar price of a barrel of…

Investment in North Sea Oil and Gas May provide 35% of UK Energy Demand

Investment in North Sea Oil and Gas May provide 35% of UK Energy Demand

Sep 16, 2010 at 13:03 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Combined output of North Sea oil and gas has fallen considerably from its heyday at the end of the 1970s to 2.48 million barrels a day last year, a 6%…

Governments Racing to Secure Natural Resources

Governments Racing to Secure Natural Resources

Sep 15, 2010 at 09:07 | Dave Forest

The race to secure natural resources is intensifying. Particularly amongst governments and nationally-sponsored corporations. And particularly in Asia. We’ve been seeing signs the last few years that Asian nations are…

Vast Oil and Life in the Deep earth

Vast Oil and Life in the Deep earth

Sep 15, 2010 at 09:05 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Two books speculate that oil is formed continually within the earth by geological processes and will not therefore run-out, in contrast to the opinion of peak-oil analysts who believe production…

Respected Oil Analyst Forecasts Peak Oil by 2017

Respected Oil Analyst Forecasts Peak Oil by 2017

Sep 15, 2010 at 09:01 | Robert Rapier

Respected oil analyst and oil industry veteran Charles Maxwell (nicknamed the “Dean of Oil Analysts”) has forecast peak oil by 2017 or 2018: Bracing For Peak Oil Production By…

Gap Oil, Not Peak Oil is the Problem

Gap Oil, Not Peak Oil is the Problem

Sep 14, 2010 at 22:52 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Rising demand for oil will exceed the quantity of it that can be withdrawn from the earth, resulting in a supply-demand gap. Once production does peak the gap will be…

Thorium: A Cheap, Clean and Safe Alternative to Uranium

Thorium: A Cheap, Clean and Safe Alternative to Uranium

Sep 14, 2010 at 11:44 | Brian Westenhaus

With some concept tests thorium used as a nuclear fuel could end energy as a problem issue and shift the economy into a new growth phase.  All the conversation in…

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