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The Huge Renewable Energy Potential of Alaska

May 29, 2012 at 17:23

Alaska is a vast state that would stretch from California to Florida if superimposed over the lower 48 states; it has twice the shoreline of all the lower 48 states…

Energy & Risk: Why We Are Experiencing an Energy Boom

May 29, 2012 at 17:22

The convergence of forces creating profound changes in domestic energy production is being driven by technology, globalization, demographic changes and by economies turning things upside down. But only recently and…

Short-Term Politics Stifles Pentagon's Green Energy Ambitions

May 28, 2012 at 17:59

The US Defense Department consumes more energy than any other department or sector in the country, spending around $20 billion annually by some estimates; but ambitious plans to make it…

After Egypt's Presidential Elections, Can We Expect Changes in Energy Policies?

May 28, 2012 at 17:55

The Egyptian presidential election is the most important political development flowing from the “Arab spring,” with enormous implications for the entire Middle East.According to partial results on 25…

Making a Big Stink: Is That a Landfill or a Gold Mine?

May 28, 2012 at 17:45

Who here likes landfills? Hands up! What... no one? Don't worry, you're not alone. Almost no one like landfills, and it's not hard to imagine why. Mountains of garbage, sometimes…

How Index Buying Affects Crude Oil Futures Prices

May 28, 2012 at 17:39

In my previous post I described a new research paper with University of Chicago Professor Cynthia Wu on the Effects of Index-Fund Investing on Commodity Futures Prices.…

The War on Coal: A Lie Invented by the Coal Industry

May 28, 2012 at 17:30

Big polluters and their Congressional allies have created a new straw man to knock down with the invention of the so-called “War on Coal.” It is a multi-million dollar disinformation…

Renewable Energy may be too Little too Late to Prevent Carbon Catastrophe

May 28, 2012 at 17:21

The world probably needs to get back to 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere if truly radical climate change is to be avoided. But we…

Politics, Gangs, and Big Oil Spell Disaster in the Niger Delta

May 25, 2012 at 17:54

Renewed violence, oil bunkering and piracy has apparently cost Nigeria over $4.3 billion over the past two years, while violence, a disastrous environmental problem, corruption and a level of state…

South Africa Hopes Fracking will Secure its Energy Future

May 25, 2012 at 17:36

While the natural gas extraction technique of hydraulic fracturing, more familiarly known as “fracking,” has engendered rising controversy in the U.S. and Europe, South Africa has no doubts about the…

Oil's Role in the Global Economic Crisis

May 25, 2012 at 17:34

This is a guest post by Lucas Chanel, Research Fellow in economics, and Thomas Spencer, Research Fellow in climate and energy policies, both at the Institute for Sustainable Development and…

Genetically Altering Plants to Produce more Food and Fuel

May 25, 2012 at 17:28

Scientists from Wageningen University in the Netherlands have concluded that it is possible to develop plants that produce even more food and fuel by reducing the level of pigments.

New Streetlamp can Provide Mobile Phone Services, WiFi, Charge EV's, and more

May 25, 2012 at 17:24

Modern society is based upon technology. The internet and telecommunication systems are vital for the smooth running of most economies. The problem is that mobile phone towers and other forms…

Federal Rules Threaten to Suffocate the Fracking Industry

May 25, 2012 at 17:19

In Medieval times one form of dispatching miscreants was called “pressing”.  The punishment involved piling stones on top of the offender one at a time slowly suffocating him from the…

Shell Spent $4 Billion in Campaign to Open the Arctic for Oil Drilling

May 25, 2012 at 16:57

Alice Ross writes at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism:Offshore oil drilling in the Arctic has long been considered off-limits – but as the New York Times revealed .…

Shareholders Urge Chevron to Accept $18 Billion Ecuadorian Court Judgement

May 25, 2012 at 16:44

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli joined with 39 other investors from the United States, Canada and Europe, with a combined total of $580 billion in assets under management,…

The Staggering Scale of Oil Theft in Nigeria

May 24, 2012 at 17:49

That corruption is associated with oil production is acknowledged to be a worldwide problem.But the scale of corruption in Africa is in a class by itself, particularly in…

Humanity is Reaching its Limits - Oil, Debt, Population, etc.

May 24, 2012 at 17:37

The world is clearly reaching many limits. This graphic below shows how I see man interacting with natural systems, back before man discovered fire and back before man became intelligent…

New Directions for North American Energy Infrastructure

May 24, 2012 at 17:22

On Thursday, May 17th the Financial Times reported that Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser has said he expects US natural gas prices to double by 2015, but remain under…

Federal Support needed as Consumers want Clean Energy without the High Prices

May 24, 2012 at 17:19

Clean energy is something everyone is ‘for’.  Few people are in favour of dirty energy.  But the problem is the definition of what is clean depends upon who you ask. …

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