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The US Solar Revolution: Sometimes Smaller is Bigger

May 09, 2012 at 19:28

Solar, wind and geothermal power sources accounted for only around 1.5 percent of US energy consumption last year, but a number of factors are merging to make solar a more…

Taking a Second Look at the Southern Gas Corridor

May 09, 2012 at 19:20

With Russia covering two-thirds of Europe’s gas needs, Europe’s buzzword du jour since the start of the recurring Russo-Ukrainian disputes in 2005 over prices, debt and supplies of natural gas…

Overcoming the Impossible: Developing Nuclear Fusion

May 08, 2012 at 19:47

The ITER project, an acronym for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor,  seeks to do the possible with impractical tools. There is no doubt that humanity can accomplish fusion in a…

Iran could Avoid Economic Blow of US Sanctions by Accepting Chinese Yuan

May 08, 2012 at 19:37

The Iranian currency shuffle continued again this week as Tehran announced it would take the Chinese yuan as payment for crude oil deliveries from its trading partner in Beijing. While…

US Gas Pipelines under Cyber Attack, Says DHS

May 08, 2012 at 19:32

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert warning that computer networks connected to privately-owned natural gas pipelines are presently under cyber attack in an “intrusion campaign” that began…

Abundance of Methane Hydrates will Destroy the Oil Market

May 08, 2012 at 19:29

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu contributed a statement to an announced breakthrough in research into tapping the vast fuel resource of methane hydrates that could eventually…

South Africa to use Oceanic Currents for 24/7 Uninterrupted Renewable Energy

May 07, 2012 at 23:46

Renewable power faces a number of hurdles in gaining wide-scale acceptance.The first is the world’s commitment to “traditional” power sources, in which trillions of dollars have been invested…

An Economic Analysis of Fracking

May 07, 2012 at 23:36

When people look at “fracking”—the production of natural gas through hydraulic fracturing techniques–they see different things. Critics see polluted wells, exploding houses, and earthquakes—an environmental disaster in the making. These…

South Sudan Experiment Headed Toward Failure

May 07, 2012 at 23:21

The World Bank, in a draft document reviewed by the independent Sudan Tribune, warns that South Sudan could collapse by its two-year anniversary because authorities in Juba were unaware of…

A Few Easy Pointers to Increase our Energy Efficiency

May 07, 2012 at 18:54

I have described in a series of posts the efforts my wife and I have made to reduce our energy footprint on a number of fronts. The motivation stems from…

Egyptian-Israeli Natural Gas Agreement Now Officially Over

May 04, 2012 at 20:27

On 22 April Mohamed Shoeb, Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company head said that his company unilaterally abrogated its contract to ship natural gas to Israel because of contractual obligations violations.

Methane Hydrate Production could Replace Fracking as Next Major Concern

May 04, 2012 at 20:20

The U.S. Department this week said it worked with ConocoPhillips and the Japan, Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. on the extraction of natural gas from methane hydrate ice structures…

The Impossibility of Forecasting the Natural Gas Market

May 04, 2012 at 20:10

Let me start by admitting that the future of natural gas is especially difficult to predict. Commodity forecasting is always a pseudo-science at best. At times it seems that its…

Uranium Stocks are Massively Undervalued

May 04, 2012 at 19:27

Sell-offs in today’s increasingly volatile markets can be lethal to those psychologically and financially not prepared for such fluctuations, but for the prepared, it is simply more than an opportunity…

As Yemen's Water Runs Dry, al-Qaida Runs Rampant

May 03, 2012 at 18:25

We’ve talked about the internal struggle waging in Yemen to control its oil resources, the revenues from which can buy patronage for a new regime, but water is the other…

Canadian Oil Sands Remain Isolated as Pipeline Plans still Face Opposition

May 03, 2012 at 18:12

A provincial party in Canada announced its formal objection to plans by pipeline company Enbridge to build its Northern Gateway oil pipeline to the coast of British Colombia. The New…

Partisan Politics Damaging American Energy

May 03, 2012 at 18:07

Partisan politics rule the day in America. As much as anyone can try to deny that, the rhetoric coming from either side of the aisle tells a very different story.…

A Wealth of New Uranium Deposits Discovered around the World

May 03, 2012 at 12:51

The Athabasca basin of Canada hosts some of the world’s largest and highest-grade uranium mines of similar aged rocks. Last week Fission Energy Corp. and its 50% joint venture…

India's Traditional Power Sources on Razor Edge of Supply

May 02, 2012 at 18:01

The biggest economic story of the 21st century has been the dramatic emergence in the last decade of the “BRICs” – Brazil, Russia, India and China.Their dramatic emergence…

Big Brother is Bipartisan, Good to Know

May 02, 2012 at 17:55

Now that the House of Representatives has approved a controversial bill on cyber security, which the White House has promised to veto, the ball is in the Senate’s court, which…

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