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The Natural Limits of Wind Energy

The Natural Limits of Wind Energy

Jul 11, 2011 at 08:22

The amount of energy available in the Earth system to be extracted by wind-turbines is limited, and if sufficient energy is removed the world climate will be affected. These striking…

China on its Way to the Leading Global Currency?

China on its Way to the Leading Global Currency?

Jul 11, 2011 at 08:17

The open criticism of the US policy is getting more vociferous by the day. For example, a former central bank advisor pointed out that in the medium to long term…

The Hemispheric Implications of Hugo Chavez's Illness

The Hemispheric Implications of Hugo Chavez's Illness

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:38

The recent dramatic pronouncement that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez underwent cancer treatment in Cuba reverberated far beyond Venezuela, depressing his allies and elating his enemies. While the leader of his…

Could Energy Resources Cause Russia to Spark a Naval War in the Caspian?

Could Energy Resources Cause Russia to Spark a Naval War in the Caspian?

Jul 08, 2011 at 08:06

In the past three decades the Islamic Republic of Iran has developed a well-earned sense of paranoia. First, in September 1980 Saddam Hussein invaded Iran in what he thought would…

China Looking to Develop Domestic Shale Gas Resources

China Looking to Develop Domestic Shale Gas Resources

Jul 08, 2011 at 08:03

Natural gas holds a lot of promise for China. As a result, China’s development of the fuel has the potential to profoundly impact global prices. Natural gas has many advantages…

Pacific Ocean Seabed Rich in Rare Earth Minerals

Pacific Ocean Seabed Rich in Rare Earth Minerals

Jul 08, 2011 at 07:59

Spooked by the Chinese embargo of rare earth elements the rare earth mining industry is busily looking and investing in rare earth mineral extraction.  Several prospects look practical.  Meanwhile Japan’s…

Is Coal Actually Saving us from Global Warming?

Is Coal Actually Saving us from Global Warming?

Jul 08, 2011 at 07:57

In a contradiction that scientists, skeptics, businesses, governments and the media never saw coming, coal emissions may actually be both contributing to global warming and reducing it.  While this may…

Negative Real Interest Rates Continue to Provide Gold With a Perfect Environment

Negative Real Interest Rates Continue to Provide Gold With a Perfect Environment

Jul 08, 2011 at 07:53

Inflation has never been the primary driver of the gold sector on its own. Given that gold, as is well known, does not pay interest, the real interest rates equal…

Crude Oil Futures Maintain Gains Following EIA Inventory Data

Crude Oil Futures Maintain Gains Following EIA Inventory Data

Jul 07, 2011 at 11:06

Crude oil futures maintained gains on Thursday, trading near a three-week high after a government report showed that U.S. crude oil inventories fell less-than-expected last week, while gasoline stockpiles declined…

Piracy: A Growing Global Menace

Piracy: A Growing Global Menace

Jul 07, 2011 at 08:32

Over the last few years, thanks largely to Hollywood’s “pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, maritime buccaneers have acquired a highly romantic image. The reality of modern piracy is far removed…

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