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US Economists Unite to Ask Obama to Support EU Carbon Scheme for Airlines

US Economists Unite to Ask Obama to Support EU Carbon Scheme for Airlines

Mar 15, 2012 at 17:45 | Joao Peixe

The European Union has plans to introduce legislation that will limit the amount of carbon emissions that airlines can emit. The new laws will force airlines to change the…

Lithium-Ion Battery Sales Expected to Increase by More than 700% by 2017

Lithium-Ion Battery Sales Expected to Increase by More than 700% by 2017

Mar 15, 2012 at 14:33 | Charles Kennedy

Many hope that electric vehicles (EVs) and plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will grow in popularity to overtake petrol and diesel cars, and help reduce our reliance on oil,…

4 Million Americans Could be Under Water by 2100

4 Million Americans Could be Under Water by 2100

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:13 | James Burgess

The idea of climate change affecting the planet is hardly contested anymore; the evidence is fairly conclusive. As the planet warms up, sea levels are expected to rise due to…

The Best Way to Battle Commodity Price Volatility

The Best Way to Battle Commodity Price Volatility

Mar 14, 2012 at 15:17 | Metal Miner

Crude oil prices spike. Copper tanks. Cotton and coffee can’t make up their minds. The price graphs you see look more and more like they’re tracking major seismic activity or…

Fukushima no Reason for Nuclear Energy Ban

Fukushima no Reason for Nuclear Energy Ban

Mar 13, 2012 at 17:49 | Daniel J. Graeber

This week marks the one-year anniversary since the 9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami rocked Japan. It was the strongest earthquake ever to hit the country, leaving an estimated 15,000 people…

Chevron's South American Nightmare

Chevron's South American Nightmare

Mar 13, 2012 at 17:46 | James Burgess

Chevron is facing some very tough times in South America and this year could be telling for the success of their continued business in the continent. The latest disaster occurred…

Iranian Oil Exports Drop as Foreign Shipping Companies Avoid Country

Iranian Oil Exports Drop as Foreign Shipping Companies Avoid Country

Mar 13, 2012 at 11:05 | James Burgess

The Sanctions imposed upon Iran by the US and EU in response to Iran’s nuclear program, have not been as effective as was hoped. However, that is starting to change.…

What is up with the gdp-less recovery?

What is up with the gdp-less recovery?

Mar 13, 2012 at 11:01 | Editorial Dept

That is what people are calling it, although I would not use that term.  Jon Hilsenrath has the best overview I have seen, here is one excerpt: Robert Gordon,…

$1 Billion Hydroelectric Plant to be Built in Cameroon

$1 Billion Hydroelectric Plant to be Built in Cameroon

Mar 13, 2012 at 10:35 | Joao Peixe

Africa is becoming more and more famous for its renewable energy projects. The huge continent has vast abundance of renewable energy sources, and as its economies develop it is looking…

Critics Attempt to Damage Rossi's E-Cat with Unfounded Complaints

Critics Attempt to Damage Rossi's E-Cat with Unfounded Complaints

Mar 12, 2012 at 17:19 | Brian Westenhaus

Andrea Rossi, the inventor and organizer of the E-Cat LENR or cold fusion thermal energy production device has a new problem.  It looks like another tempest of vague grounds. Steven…

Oil Price - Always and Everywhere a Monetary Phenomenon?

Oil Price - Always and Everywhere a Monetary Phenomenon?

Mar 12, 2012 at 17:16 | Ronald Stoeferle

We believe that the “Bernanke put” is the main culprit for the price premiums in the commodity sector. The US central bank has repeatedly pointed out the positive effects of…

UK's New Green Investment Bank to be Headquartered in Edinburgh

UK's New Green Investment Bank to be Headquartered in Edinburgh

Mar 11, 2012 at 11:12 | James Burgess

The UK government has decided to open the HQ of its Green Investment Bank (GIB) in Edinburgh, Scotland. Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, announced that the GIB would have…

Would an Arctic Methane Release Spell the End of Human Life on Earth?

Would an Arctic Methane Release Spell the End of Human Life on Earth?

Mar 09, 2012 at 16:23 | Editorial Dept

Let’s suppose that the Arctic started to degas methane 100 times faster than it is today. I just made that number up trying to come up with a blow-the-doors-off surprise,…

Iran Looking to Resume Talks Over its Nuclear Program

Iran Looking to Resume Talks Over its Nuclear Program

Mar 07, 2012 at 18:42 | Charles Kennedy

Iran has finally offered to resume talks about its nuclear program. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council; the US, Russia, China, France, and Britain, along with Germany,…

New Nano-Scale Silver Tree Could Revolutionize Solar Power

New Nano-Scale Silver Tree Could Revolutionize Solar Power

Mar 07, 2012 at 17:19 | James Burgess

Electricity from solar power is produced via photovoltaic cells in solar panels, or mirrors reflecting the suns energy onto giant solar towers. But a team of researchers at the University…

Chevron's Nigerian Rig Fire Finally Goes Out on its Own

Chevron's Nigerian Rig Fire Finally Goes Out on its Own

Mar 07, 2012 at 17:18 | James Burgess

The fire has finally gone out at Chevron’s Funiwa natural gas rig off the coast of Nigeria. It started back in January when equipment failure caused an explosion that is…

US Plastic Industry Set to Grow with $30 Billion Investment in New Factories

US Plastic Industry Set to Grow with $30 Billion Investment in New Factories

Mar 07, 2012 at 17:15 | Charles Kennedy

We often think of oil and gas being used to provide fuel for power plants in order to create electricity, or to create petrol and diesel for running vehicles; but…

ARPA-E's Aims are too Short Term, Energy Innovation Can Take 50-60 Years

ARPA-E's Aims are too Short Term, Energy Innovation Can Take 50-60 Years

Mar 07, 2012 at 17:13 | Joao Peixe

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) was founded by the US Department of Energy (DoE) in order to fund research into new energy technologies. The benefit of the…

Israeli Scientists Hope to Develop New Type Seaweed for Biofuel Production

Israeli Scientists Hope to Develop New Type Seaweed for Biofuel Production

Mar 06, 2012 at 16:58 | EcoSeed

While they are cleaner and safer than fossil fuels, bioethanol production's ever-increasing need of valuable farmland for crops - like corn and sugarcane - could result to possible food shortages…

European Banks Head Down a Dangerous Path as they Turn to the ECB for Funding

European Banks Head Down a Dangerous Path as they Turn to the ECB for Funding

Mar 06, 2012 at 09:53 | Editorial Dept

Everyone is happy that bond yields are falling, but what is the next step in the resolution of the crisis?  Here is one report from the front, decide for yourself…

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