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Rio+20 Economic Reality Check

Jun 26, 2012 at 15:59

The latest economic statistics are out and it is not good news.  The Federal Reserve’s latest projections for the U.S. economy show significant deterioration as previous GDP growth and…

Is 2012 the next 2008?

Jun 25, 2012 at 17:20

There is some economic hope in the new government in Greece, but if oil prices are any sort of barometer, the global economy has a long way to go before…

Why Are Gasoline Prices Falling?

Jun 25, 2012 at 17:17

West Texas Intermediate crude oil, which had been selling for $105 a barrel at the end of March, fell to $80 a barrel last week, while Brent has come from…

Mystery of Explosives at Swedish Nuclear Power Plant Deepens

Jun 25, 2012 at 17:09

On 20 June Sweden ramped up security at its three nuclear power plants (NPPs) after explosives without a triggering device were found on a forklift on the grounds of the…

Should we Still be Concerned with Peak Oil?

Jun 25, 2012 at 17:05

With oil prices falling precipitously, this seems like a good time to reassess the widely anticipated phenomenon known as peak oil. How much of a threat is it as we…

Why I Am Chopping My U.S. GDP Forecast to 1.5%

Jun 25, 2012 at 17:01

For the past two years, I have maintained a GDP growth forecast for the US of 2% a year. I have not stuck with this figure because I am stubborn,…

Oil in the Bahamas - Potential Replay of BP/Gulf of Mexico?

Jun 22, 2012 at 17:36

Mention the Bahamas to most people and you’ll get a sigh, followed by imagined images of a tropical paradise surrounded by azure waters.That romantic image may be about…

Baghdad Snubs Biden over Oil 'Diplomacy'

Jun 22, 2012 at 17:30

That Washington was willing to set Vice-President Joe Biden up to be snubbed by Baghdad demonstrates how serious the north-south war over Iraqi oil and gas is and how the…

Greece's New Centrality - and Dilemmas - in Energy

Jun 22, 2012 at 17:23

Greece began assuming a new geopolitical significance in May and June 2012 as the “energy war” — or “pipeline war” — between US and Russian interests took on a new…

Renewable Energy Investors Flock to Latin America

Jun 22, 2012 at 17:18

Investors are rushing to finance renewable energy projects in Latin America, as many countries in the region now have attractive incentives and investment-grade ratings.“If you're not in a…

Poll Shows Most Americans are Unfamiliar with Hydraulic Fracturing

Jun 22, 2012 at 17:17

Take nothing for granted. That is the most important thing to remember when communicating with the public — or the media or any other group for that matter. Readers of…

Renewable Energy Investments Made Easier

Jun 22, 2012 at 16:47

A relatively small change to the tax code could make all the difference in renewable energy investments, and while it’s not likely to happen this year, 2013 could be a…

Coal, Renewable Energy's Dirty Step Child

Jun 21, 2012 at 16:52

The war on coal is environmentally sound but the lack of subtlety in getting rid of this dirty energy step child is destructive and natural gas would eventually triumph over…

Iran Looking for Dragons in Caspian Sea

Jun 21, 2012 at 16:49

Iran announced this week that it's made its first oil discovery in the Caspian Sea in more than 100 years. The semiofficial Fars News Agency reports the find, in ultradeep…

Could Sorghum be the Perfect Biofuel?

Jun 21, 2012 at 16:44

A group of researchers led by Purdue University scientists believes sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers…

As Rock Phosphate Runs Out, What is More Important - Food Crops or Fuel Crops?

Jun 21, 2012 at 16:41

World rock phosphate production is set to peak by 2030. Since the material provides fertilizer for agriculture, the consequences are likely to be severe, and worsened by the increased production…

As the US Decline Continues, Canada Looks to Step in

Jun 21, 2012 at 16:39

The world order of the 21st century is undergoing a deep transformation as the post-Cold War United States hegemony continues its slow and steady decline. As a result, we are…

Mother Nature Reminds Tokyo of Fukushima's Ongoing Vulnerability

Jun 20, 2012 at 17:55

On 11 March 2001 Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) six reactor Fukushima Daiichi complex was effectively destroyed by an earthquake, which produced a tsunami that swamped the facility.Fifteen…

Mr. X and the Future U.S. Envoy to Baku

Jun 20, 2012 at 17:42

Richard Morningstar, the U.S. energy czar to Eurasia, told lawmakers on Capitol Hill that he'd do more than get behind oil and natural gas pipelines from Azerbaijan if confirmed…

Promising Discoveries made in Fuel Cell Research

Jun 20, 2012 at 17:37

Ballard Power Systems, a Vancouver British Columbia, Canada based fuel cell manufacturer is flirting with becoming profitable.  The enthusiasm surrounding fuel cells has been the roller coaster ride of the…

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