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From Bacteria to Biofuel, Invest in Milking Microbes

Aug 31, 2012 at 15:52

What if we could take a soil bacteria and tinker with its genes to create a biofuel much in the same way that a cow produces milk? Well, we can,…

Turkey's New Role in Mideast Worries Many

Aug 30, 2012 at 21:06

After losing its empire to the Western powers at the close of WWI in 1918, Turkey is now making a comeback in the region, a policy that has many people…

Higher CAFE Standards: "There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch"

Aug 30, 2012 at 20:53

In July 2011, the Obama administration announced the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that will begin taking effect in 2017. The standards for U.S. light-duty vehicle fleets (passenger…

"Prophets of Doom" Cloud Kenyan Oil Prospects

Aug 30, 2012 at 20:39

The top foreign policy chief for the European Union met this week in Nairobi with Kenyan leaders. The country is a key Western ally in ongoing efforts to bring stability…

Peak Oil and Presidential Campaigns - Where will Prices Go?

Aug 30, 2012 at 20:34

As Labor Day nears, a quiet summer seems poised to turn into an autumn to remember. Our concern here, as it has been for many years now, is the price…

Scientists Discover Process to Reduce Co2 Emissions from Coal Plants by 90%

Aug 30, 2012 at 19:25

Refrigerating coal-plant emissions would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 90 percent—at a cost of 25 percent efficiency.Based on computations done on a spreadsheet and published in…

Deal with the Devil, Invest in Iranian Renewable Energy

Aug 29, 2012 at 16:46

Why are we even talking about Iran’s nuclear program when renewable energy offers a clear way out of this conundrum? If we can remove bad politics from the equation for…

Colombia Oil: Is It Time To Invest in this South American Comeback Story?

Aug 29, 2012 at 16:40

Investors – particularly Canadians – may recall Colombia as one of the hottest oil plays in the world.That was just a few years ago. Huge wells in these…

Can TANAP Pipeline Unlock EU Membership for Turkey?

Aug 29, 2012 at 16:33

Pipelines carry political consequences. Now energy-rich Azerbaijan is dangling a massive political carrot in front of its western neighbor Turkey, as a new report asserts that Building the Trans-Anatolian…

New Technology to Reduce Cost of Solar Energy by 75%?

Aug 29, 2012 at 16:30

A new solar technology developed at RTI International (Research Triangle Institute) could make solar energy more affordable by as much as 75% and thus speed-up its market adoption.

New U.S. Fuel Standards Raised to 54.5 mpg by 2025

Aug 29, 2012 at 16:25

Not long ago, the Obama Administration raised the federal fuel efficiency standards, known as CAFE, to an average 35.5 mpg by 2016. Yesterday, they announced the CAFE were being raised…

CNOOC Offers up Oil and Gas Blocks Near Disputed Waters

Aug 29, 2012 at 10:08

China’s state-owned CNOOC is preparing to auction off oil and gas blocks to foreign companies near disputed waters claimed by Vietnam and Japan. In a second round of auctions…

Piracy: Skulls, Cross-Bones and Letterhead

Aug 28, 2012 at 17:25

You can’t fight piracy on the high seas with naval power and clever security solutions alone, you can only shift the balance temporarily. Today’s pirates are all about modernization, and…

Artificial Photosynthesis: Copying Nature for a Green Energy Future

Aug 28, 2012 at 17:18

Sometimes, Mother Nature knows best. When it comes to harnessing the power of the sun, scientists are developing systems that mimic the processes found in nature.Scientists with consumer…

How the Obama Administration Helped Revive the U.S. Auto Industry

Aug 28, 2012 at 17:10

The Obama administration is about to promulgate fuel-economy and carbon-pollution limits for 2017 to 2025 model cars. These essential standards will reduce oil use, save families money from lower gasoline…

Networked Energy: Transforming the U.S. Electrical Grid

Aug 28, 2012 at 17:04

Constructive national debate on energy policy in the United States has ground to a standstill despite broad political and economic consensus on the urgency of energy innovation. The American people…

Chavez Plans to Double Venezuelan Oil Output to 6 Million bpd by 2019

Aug 27, 2012 at 16:03

Even the detractors of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have never accused him of thinking small. Chavez is currently running for re-election in Venezuela’s upcoming presidential election, scheduled for 7 October,…

U.S. Energy Policy Debate too Myopic

Aug 27, 2012 at 15:57

Brazilian state oil company Petrobras last week announced it encountered a 984-column of hydrocarbons in an offshore field just days after boasting of a new discovery off the coast of…

What’s Missing in the Romney Energy Plan?

Aug 27, 2012 at 13:20

“An affordable, reliable supply of energy is crucial to America’s economic future. I have a vision for an America that is an energy superpower, rapidly increasing our own production and…

Battery Breakthrough - New Power Cell Converts Mechanical Energy

Aug 27, 2012 at 13:16

A new type of power cell can convert mechanical energy—from walking, for example—to chemical energy and store the power until it is released as electrical current.The power cell…

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