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Will Africa's Resource Curse Continue?

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:17

Resources should be a blessing, not a curse; yet contrary to common sense, resource-rich countries in Africa have tended to experience less economic growth in the long run than those…

As the Planet Reaches its Limits, What Solutions are Available?

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:12

We live in a finite world. At this point, we seem to be reaching limits in several different areas:Cheap oil. Our economy runs on cheap oil, but there…

Will the Territory Dispute in the South China Sea Lead to War?

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:04

In the introductory remarks to these posts on Chinese energy supplies and usage, I mentioned that one of the concerns beginning to be evident lies in disputes over the…

Bleak Growth Prospects for British Economy

Aug 09, 2012 at 16:53

The outlook for Britain's economic growth remains bleak in the near-term, increasing pressure on Westminster and the Bank of England to spur growth well ahead of the 2015 parliamentary elections.

China and the U.S. in Africa - Who's "Ahead?"

Aug 08, 2012 at 17:25

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the midst of an 11-day trip across sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking on 1 August on the topic “Remarks on Building Sustainable Partnerships in…

Microgrids and Solar Power, the Answer to India's Power Crisis

Aug 08, 2012 at 17:11

As India experienced its worst power failure ever last week, leaving 600 million people without electricity, disrupting the operation of hospitals and public services and shutting down transportation in key…

Electrofuels Could be the Future for Biofuel Production

Aug 08, 2012 at 16:59

Could US oil imports be replaced with a single set of facilities producing biofuels from CO2, salt water and low-cost natural gas? Subsidy free, cropland free, mandate free?If…

Yet Another Successful LENR Device Enters the Race

Aug 08, 2012 at 16:56

National Instruments, a major U.S. company that produces tools for engineers and scientists offers an annual ‘NI Week’ trade show, this year at the Austin Convention Center in Texas.

Nuclear Fast Reactor: The Saviour of Nuclear Power?

Aug 08, 2012 at 16:50

Plutonium is the nuclear nightmare. A by-product of conventional power-station reactors, it is the key ingredient in nuclear weapons. And even when not made into bombs, it is a million-year…

Violence may Hinder Sudanese Oil Advances

Aug 07, 2012 at 17:11

South Sudan and Sudan made headway in resolving oil disputes lingering since January. A peace deal that secured South Sudan's independence last year called for equal divisions of oil revenue…

India's Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant - Caveat Emptor

Aug 07, 2012 at 17:05

As India’s nationwide power outage last week showed, the country needs new energy resources – fast. And New Delhi sees nuclear power as a shortcut to alleviating its energy…

Cultural Problems which Prevent Progress in the Fracking Debate

Aug 07, 2012 at 16:59

Suppose I told you there was a form of energy so plentiful it could encourage huge economic growth, a source so plentiful here in the United States that it could…

Investment in Clean Energy Technology is Only Going in One Direction - Up

Aug 07, 2012 at 16:50

There was a clever headline in the satirical newspaper The Onion earlier this week that wouldn’t be so humorous if it wasn’t true.“300 Million Without Electricity In India…

Cheap New Battery Creates Energy from Rusting Iron

Aug 07, 2012 at 16:46

A new low-cost, “air-breathing” battery has the capacity to store between eight and 24 hours’ worth of energy.The rechargeable and eco-friendly battery uses the chemical energy generated by…

U.S. Midwest hit by Perfect Gasoline Storm

Aug 06, 2012 at 17:24

Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. Midwest were as much as 50 cents higher than in the rest of the country. By Monday, the price of a gallon of regular…

The Other Side of the Sanctions

Aug 06, 2012 at 17:18

Iran has been pushed into a corner and is fighting for its life.  The safest weapon in its arsenal is an economic strategy; and it is the one point where…

Subdued Optimism as Sudan's Cut Oil Transit Deal

Aug 06, 2012 at 17:10

Sudan and South Sudan reached an agreement on oil transit fees over the weekend, and while unresolved security and border issues will continue to hinder peace, South Sudan has strengthened…

The Reason Behind China's Interest in Canada's Oil Sands

Aug 06, 2012 at 17:04

Over the past two decades, Chinese oil consumption has quadrupled to nearly 10 million barrels per day. For the past decade they have been on a growth trajectory which has…

Using Microbes to Vastly Increase Recovery from Old Oil Wells

Aug 06, 2012 at 17:00

The best source of oil would be to increase oil recovery from the existing reservoirs already in production.  That oil is the easy stuff as pundits like to say, because…

Weekly World Energy News Update - 4th August 2012

Aug 04, 2012 at 19:26

This week was a busy one for US energy policy, and renewable energy tax credits were the focus of legislative battles and Obama-Romney campaign rhetoric. Republicans in the Senate dealt…

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