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Forget the Navy's $26 a Gallon, the Air Force Paid $59 for Biofuel

Forget the Navy's $26 a Gallon, the Air Force Paid $59 for Biofuel

Jul 17, 2012 at 17:09 | Charles Kennedy

The US Navy was recently lambasted by Republicans for spending $26 a gallon on biofuels during the recent RIMPAC international naval exercises; all part of its Great Green Fleet Demonstration.…

China Targets 5 Million Electric Vehicle's by 2020

China Targets 5 Million Electric Vehicle's by 2020

Jul 17, 2012 at 17:08 | Joao Peixe

China’s State Council has released plans to introduce subsidies to customers and manufacturers of electric vehicles (EV’s) in an attempt to encourage the numbers produced and sold. Even though only…

Decision on Renewable Energy Subsidies will be Made Soon

Decision on Renewable Energy Subsidies will be Made Soon

Jul 17, 2012 at 17:07 | Charles Kennedy

Ed Davey, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has stated that we will not have to wait until after Parliament returns from summer recess in order to know the changes…

ARPA-E Invests $30 Million in Natural Gas Vehicles

ARPA-E Invests $30 Million in Natural Gas Vehicles

Jul 17, 2012 at 17:06 | Innovation Policy Blog

Last week, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $30 million in funding for 13 research projects across the country relating to advanced natural gas vehicle technologies. The distribution of…

Texan Shale Boom Leads to Increase in Drug Trafficking

Texan Shale Boom Leads to Increase in Drug Trafficking

Jul 16, 2012 at 16:58 | James Burgess

Texas is experiencing great economic benefit from the fracking boom that has seen thousands of jobs created in the southern state; however it has also seen an increase in drug…

Shell Drill Ship Slips Anchor and Runs Aground in the Arctic, No Damage Reported

Shell Drill Ship Slips Anchor and Runs Aground in the Arctic, No Damage Reported

Jul 16, 2012 at 16:58 | Joao Peixe

The Shell drilling ship, the Noble Discoverer, one of two on their way to start exploring for oil in the Arctic waters of Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, recently dragged…

Can Enrique Peña Nieto's Energy Reforms Make Mexico a Major Oil Exporter?

Can Enrique Peña Nieto's Energy Reforms Make Mexico a Major Oil Exporter?

Jul 13, 2012 at 17:06 | Joao Peixe

Mexico’s latest presidential elections have been making headlines around the world due to charges of corruption, yet for all intents and purposes Mexico has elected its next President. We must…

Wireless Charging Gives EV's Infinite Range

Wireless Charging Gives EV's Infinite Range

Jul 13, 2012 at 17:05 | James Burgess

Many hope that Electric Vehicles will develop to become the preferred transport, drastically reducing carbon emissions, and dependence on oil. However current EV’s suffer from several problems, the largest probably…

The Most Energy Efficient Economies

The Most Energy Efficient Economies

Jul 13, 2012 at 17:04 | Charles Kennedy

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy recently released an official report on a study into the world’s most energy efficient, large economies. They considered the 12 largest…

Oil Tanker Full of Crude Stranded Off Coast of Singapore for 150 Days

Oil Tanker Full of Crude Stranded Off Coast of Singapore for 150 Days

Jul 12, 2012 at 17:07 | Charles Kennedy

In 2005, after 22 years of conflict, Sudan split into two; the Republic of the Sudan, and the Republic of South Sudan. In the split South Sudan took 75 percent…

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