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New Layers to Canada's Oil Sand Debate

Aug 21, 2012 at 17:09

A newspaper publisher in the Canadian province of British Columbia announced plans for a refinery that would process crude oil expected from the Northern Gateway pipeline.  Canadian pipeline company Enbridge…

The Real Reason Why the U.S. Military is Going Green

Aug 21, 2012 at 17:07

The U.S. military consumed almost 500 thousand barrels per day of oil at the end of the Cold War. In FY 2011, its oil consumption was down to 355 thousand…

Fear Driving Energy Markets

Aug 20, 2012 at 14:57

Crude oil demand in the United States is down to its lowest level since the onset of the global economic recession. A lackluster economic recovery, coupled with cautious consumer sentiment,…

Beyond the Conflict, Syria's Climate Realities

Aug 20, 2012 at 14:53

Half a decade of drought has forced the migration of 1.5 million rural residences to Syria’s urban centers, as the regime has paid little attention to water and agricultural issues, and…

The Horrifying Effects of a Canadian Tar Sands Oil Spill

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:45

Part of the US’s attempts to secure energy independence involves increasing the imports from friendly neighbours such as Canada. This has led to a large number of new pipelines spreading…

New Retrofit Kit can Turn Any Car into a Plug-In Hybrid

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:44

Dr. Charles Perry at Middle Tennessee State University continues driving toward success in the development of the plug-in hybrid retrofit kit for any car.  Dr. Perry, his collaborators, and…

For How Long Can Society Bear the Costs of Industry's Toxic Pollution?

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:39

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) stunned the nuclear industry last week by putting power plant licensing decisions on hold while it reconsiders rules on nuclear waste storage struck…

We are Decades Away from a Cure for our Fossil Fuel Addiction

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:36

With natural gas prices low and supplies high, we are decades away from being able to wean ourselves off fossil fuels and move to renewable energy, but there is no…

New Indian Oil Find - Major Discovery, or Puddle?

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:30

According to the U.S. government’s Energy Information Agency, “In 2009, India was the fourth largest energy consumer in the world, after the United States, China, and Russia. Despite a…

Solyndra Bankruptcy Pales in Comparison to Failed Military Projects

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:27

Yesterday the Air Force announced that its X-51 Scramjet Engine Demonstrator called the WaveRider — a hypersonic jet designed to travel up to 3,600 miles per hour — crashed…

USGS Assesses the Growth of Conventional Oil Reserves in the US

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:20

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is charged with the cataloguing an assessment of land formations and mineral reserves in the United States. They have recently assessed the potential additions…

Get Ready to Buy the Bond Market

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:18

The Treasury bond market has just suffered one of the most horrific selloffs in recent memory, taking the yield on ten year paper up from 1.38% to an eye popping…

Weekly World Energy News Update - 18th August 2012

Aug 18, 2012 at 18:49

After hitting a three-month high on Thursday, brent crude oil fell to around $114 on Friday after the US revealed it was considering the release of oil reserves to dampen…

A Jack-in-the-Beanstalk Investment: Finding the Fracking Bean

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:00

The drilling technology that makes the process of hydraulic fracturing possible depends on a special bean that is only grown in India in significant quantities and for which there was…

Kazakhstan to Solidify Caspian Energy Role

Aug 16, 2012 at 17:42

Kazakhstan is expected to start making deliveries from its giant Kashagan oil field by the middle of next year. The state-controlled consortium managing the field set a production benchmark of…

What has been Driving Global Oil Prices Recently?

Aug 16, 2012 at 17:38

The price of Brent crude oil fell $35/barrel between April and June. But increases this summer have taken about $25 of that back.

The Modern World of Nuclear Generated Electricity

Aug 16, 2012 at 17:17

The issue of nuclear electricity is a complex one. In this post, I offer a few insights into the nuclear electric situation based on recent reports and statistical data.

Europe's Offshore Supergrid Plans

Aug 16, 2012 at 16:55

As part of plans to achieve its 20% renewable energy target by 2020, European leaders signed a memorandum of understanding back in 2011 to encourage offshore wind development and join…

Determining Mitt Romney's Position on Biofuels

Aug 16, 2012 at 16:52

In 1938, as the German-Czechoslovakian crisis unfolded on the eve of World War II, Hilaire Belloc summarized British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement policy as:“Dear Czecho-Slovakia,I don’t…

Time to Pick Up Some Gold

Aug 16, 2012 at 16:48

Gold has clearly evolved into a call option on global quantitative easing. Don't think of it just as the stuff your dentist puts in your teeth or the thing your…

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