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The US Continues to Suffer for its Lack of a Water Policy

The US Continues to Suffer for its Lack of a Water Policy

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:32 | Charles Kennedy

The US is experiencing its worst drought in over 50 years. It highlights the glaring problems that plague the US water supply and will only get worse as the years…

Could Plans to Build Nine Mega Coal Mines in Queensland Doom the Climate?

Could Plans to Build Nine Mega Coal Mines in Queensland Doom the Climate?

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:23 | Charles Kennedy

The Australian state of Queensland could become the seventh largest contributor of greenhouse gases on the planet, behind only China, the USA, India, Russia, Japan, and Germany, if plans to…

Boeing Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Aircraft

Boeing Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Aircraft

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:22 | Joao Peixe

Boeing has spent 45 days in Glasgow, Scotland, testing its next-generation 737-800 ecoDemonstrator aircraft. The airplane uses a range of technologies designed to increase its fuel efficiency and reduce noise…

ESA Plans to Use Nuclear Waste Batteries to Power Deep Space Exploration

ESA Plans to Use Nuclear Waste Batteries to Power Deep Space Exploration

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:21 | James Burgess

The US used nuclear waste to power their Voyager probes, launched in the 1970s; the Cassini-Huygens probe, launched in 1997; and just recently the Mars Curiosity rover.The idea…

China Set to Double 2015 Solar Target to More Than 40GW

China Set to Double 2015 Solar Target to More Than 40GW

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:20 | Joao Peixe

In attempts to reduce the oversupply of cheap solar panels on the market, as well as provide itself with cheap, clean, renewable energy, China is installing huge numbers of solar…

Stocks in Precious Metal Mines are Finally Keeping Pace with Metal Prices

Stocks in Precious Metal Mines are Finally Keeping Pace with Metal Prices

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:20 | Editorial Dept

Gold bugs are a generally happy bunch this week. But they’d be a lot happier if precious metals mining stocks kept up with the metals themselves. Since early 2011 the…

UK Study Shows the Benefits of Thorium Have Been Exaggerated

UK Study Shows the Benefits of Thorium Have Been Exaggerated

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:27 | Charles Kennedy

Thorium powered nuclear reactors have been touted as the solution to the world’s energy problems by some. They claim that is safer and cheaper than traditional uranium, that the nuclear…

Cleantech Market to be Worth More Than €4 trillion a Year by mid-2020s

Cleantech Market to be Worth More Than €4 trillion a Year by mid-2020s

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:26 | James Burgess

The German government commissioned research study into the global clean technology sector, and found that it is currently worth more than €2 trillion a year, and is predicted to grow…

Japan Now has the Third Largest Solar Capacity in the World

Japan Now has the Third Largest Solar Capacity in the World

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:25 | James Burgess

KuicK Research, the international market research firm, recently compiled a report titled, the Japan Solar Power Sector Analysis. They found that Japan accounted for seven percent of the world’s total…

Spain to Introduce 6% Tax on All Domestic Energy Production

Spain to Introduce 6% Tax on All Domestic Energy Production

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:24 | Joao Peixe

Spain is still struggling in the aftermath of the 2008 property market crash, and has just recently accepted a 100 million euros rescue loan to help save its banks.

Shell Suffer Yet Another Delay to Arctic Drilling Plans

Shell Suffer Yet Another Delay to Arctic Drilling Plans

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:23 | Joao Peixe

Shell must be beginning to wonder if there is some greater power that doesn’t want them to drill for oil in the Arctic after they have suffered yet another setback…

Halliburton Asks National Guard to Help in Search for Lost Radioactive Device

Halliburton Asks National Guard to Help in Search for Lost Radioactive Device

Sep 14, 2012 at 16:34 | James Burgess

The National Guard has been asked by Halliburton Co. to help in the hunt for a seven inch radioactive rod used in the drilling of natural gas wells, after they…

Tesla Model S Completes Trip from LA to Las Vegas on One Charge

Tesla Model S Completes Trip from LA to Las Vegas on One Charge

Sep 14, 2012 at 16:33 | Charles Kennedy

Motor Trend, the US automobile magazine, was recently loaned a Tesla Model S electric vehicle in order to put it to the test, and determine if it is worthy of…

Qatargas Increases LNG Supply to Japan to 20 Million Tonnes

Qatargas Increases LNG Supply to Japan to 20 Million Tonnes

Sep 14, 2012 at 16:32 | Joao Peixe

Following the nuclear disaster in Japan last year the country closed down its entire nuclear energy sector, which accounted for about 30% of its energy production. Since then it has…

7,000MW High Voltage Transmission Line to Connect Wind Farms in Oklahoma

7,000MW High Voltage Transmission Line to Connect Wind Farms in Oklahoma

Sep 14, 2012 at 16:31 | Joao Peixe

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted approval for the construction of the Plains and Eastern Clean Line wind power transmission cable. The 800 mile line will provide a high…

Gas Prices Exceed $8 a Gallon as Station Owners Protest Against Lukoil

Gas Prices Exceed $8 a Gallon as Station Owners Protest Against Lukoil

Sep 13, 2012 at 17:27 | Charles Kennedy

On Wednesday more than 50 Lukoil gas stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania increased their prices to more than $8 a gallon in protest against the pricing activities of Lukoil…

Japan May Quit Nuclear Power by the 2030s

Japan May Quit Nuclear Power by the 2030s

Sep 13, 2012 at 17:25 | James Burgess

A new energy strategy will be unveiled soon in Japan to determine the future of its nuclear industry. Three options are being considered; zero nuclear energy as soon as possible,…

Expecting a Boom, Oil and Gas Companies Invest in Sub-Sea Equipment

Expecting a Boom, Oil and Gas Companies Invest in Sub-Sea Equipment

Sep 13, 2012 at 17:24 | Joao Peixe

Analyst reports have recently suggested that the sub-sea equipment sector offers one of the best opportunities for growth, and that oil and gas service companies are increasingly investing in this…

100th Turbine Installed in World's Largest Wind Farm

100th Turbine Installed in World's Largest Wind Farm

Sep 13, 2012 at 17:23 | Charles Kennedy

This summer the British offshore wind farm industry found reason to celebrate as the 100th wind turbine was erected in Phase One of the London Array project, the world’s largest…

MIT Develop Simple, Fast, Efficient Method of Cleaning Up Oil Spills

MIT Develop Simple, Fast, Efficient Method of Cleaning Up Oil Spills

Sep 12, 2012 at 17:19 | Joao Peixe

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have proposed a new oil spill clean-up technique which is set to be simple, fast, and energy efficient.MIT hope to…

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