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What the US can Learn from China's Solar Industry

Oct 08, 2012 at 17:30

Yesterday, the New York Times described a “looming financial disaster” for China’s clean energy industry: “Though worldwide demand for solar panels and wind turbines has grown rapidly over the…

Reassessing the Risks of Climate Change and Oil Depletion

Oct 08, 2012 at 17:25

Many people dismiss the risks associated with oil depletion and climate change--even many who accept the two issues as problems. They judge those risks to be small or at least…

Want Cheap Oil? Look no Further than Canada

Oct 08, 2012 at 13:40

The price oil sands producers receive fell to $38 a barrel below the international benchmark oil price on Monday, leaving more than one fifth of all Alberta projects unviable.

Drowning in Natural Gas: Is the Answer Exports?

Oct 05, 2012 at 17:50

The US has an overabundance of natural gas and production is rising despite a reduction in the number of natural gas rigs in operation. Yet the US is only scratching…

What the Future Holds for U.S. Energy Policy

Oct 05, 2012 at 17:46

Domestic energy policy in the United States played a central theme during the first debate among presidential contenders. Both incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney said…

China and India Eye Western Hemisphere Energy Assets

Oct 05, 2012 at 17:44

The two BRIC nations, China and India, their treasuries stuffed with cash and seeking foreign energy assets to keep their economies humming, are increasingly eying energy assets in both North…

Iran's People Suffer as Oil Income Protects the Government from Hyperinflation

Oct 05, 2012 at 17:38

The steep decline of the Iranian rial against the dollar has produced a lot of extravagant claims about the collapse of the Iranian economy. While there is no doubt that…

How the World Can Survive Climate Change and Resource Depletion

Oct 05, 2012 at 17:34

It is sometimes useful when confronted with the flood of information we all receive these days to step back to ponder the major forces that currently are shaping our civilization.…

Drought Be Damned: First Results in for 'Tolerant' Corn

Oct 05, 2012 at 16:29

Farmers were panicking this summer, dealing with the worst drought to hit the US in five decades, but from this disaster progress is blossoming in the form of a drought-tolerant…

Weekly Energy Roundup: Libya, Syria and Gazproms Declining Influence in Europe

Oct 05, 2012 at 16:27

In this week’s weekly recap we look at what is happening in Syria, how it differs from Libya, and recap the situation Gazprom now finds itself in thanks to the…

The Shale Gas Boom: How Scared is the Kremlin?

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:45

Gazprom should be scared. The US has overtaken Russia as the largest producer of natural gas courtesy of the fracking revolution, the EU suddenly feels bold enough to rebel, and…

The Swing Vote That Could Switch Natural Gas Back to Coal

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:36

It's a big question for America's big electricity producers.Will rising natural gas prices push producers back to using coal? After all, natural gas prices are breaking…

U.S. Deems Chinese Canadian Energy Purchase National Security Risk

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:34

By now, the world is well aware of China’s insatiable global search for reliable energy resources to feed its seemingly unstoppable economy. From Sudan to Canada, Chinese energy companies are…

The High Cost of Energy is Leading the Economy into Recession

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:28

Energy is everything. Without energy literally nothing happens. It's easy to overlook the role of energy in the economy because we often just look at it as how much we…

Pakistan Continue with Controversial Plan to Turn Coal into Diesel

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:26

Pakistan is pushing ahead with a controversial plan to produce synthetic diesel through underground gasification of its vast coal deposits in the Thar desert in Sindh province.The Thar…

High Natural Gas Prices Lead to Increased Demand for Coal in Europe

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:23

US coal exports have hit a record high of 66.2 million tons, a 24 percent rise, in the first half of the year, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

Oil Markets Limp into Fourth Quarter

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:39

On-going concerns over the global economy helped push oil prices to recent lows, with U.S. and foreign futures down more than 2.5 percent in recent trading. Most major U.S. stock…

The Devastating Economic Impact of Constantly High Oil Prices

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:36

Prof. James Hamilton of University of California recently wrote a post called Thresholds in the economic effects of oil prices. In it, he concludesAs U.S. retail…

Ready to Take Some Pain?

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:22

Look at the chart below and it is clear that Ben Bernanke's announcement of QE3 triggered a classic "Buy the rumor, sell the news" type reaction in the market. The…

Wonder Crop: Jatropha Sequesters Carbon and Restores Degraded Land

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:13

Large-scale cultivation of Jatropha – known as a potential source of biofuel – can improve the soil quality of degraded lands and address climate change, says a new study.

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