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Food-Grade Fracking Fluid? (The Future of Fracking)

Sep 11, 2012 at 18:28

The fracking debate rages on. It’s a divisive issue, no more so than in the U.S. – where 90%-plus of all global fracking is done now, pitting neighbour…

Romney Energy Plan - Good or Bad for America? - Part One

Sep 11, 2012 at 17:41

On 22 August, the Republican campaign released its “The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class: ENERGY INDEPENDENCE.” In its “Executive Summary,” the White Paper lists the “Romney Agenda”…

The Top 4 Advanced Biofuels: Keeping Food on the Table

Sep 11, 2012 at 17:33

As the fuel versus food debate intensifies, Oilprice.com takes a look at the top four advanced, non-food biofuels that may have a long-term potential to become commercially, and hopefully environmentally,…

NASA Joins the Solar Energy Space Race

Sep 11, 2012 at 17:26

A Californian technology consultancy has joined the race to launch a solar power satellite [SPS] designed to generate solar energy in space and beam it down to earth.

Spinach - The New Ingredient for a Biohybrid Solar Cell

Sep 11, 2012 at 17:23

Scientists have combined spinach’s photosynthetic protein, which converts light into electrochemical energy, with silicon in a new “biohybrid” solar cell.“This combination produces current levels almost 1,000 times higher…

Buy the Big Dip in Gold

Sep 11, 2012 at 17:10

Look at the charts for the barbarous relic below and you can only come to one possible conclusion. If the Federal Reserve disappoints on Thursday, just a little bit, even…

Bulls Running for Canadian Crude

Sep 10, 2012 at 18:00

The top administrator at the Bank of Canada last week said high oil prices were good for the national economy. Crude oil prices were mixed in early trading this week…

OPEC has Probably Deceived Us About the Size of its Oil Reserves

Sep 10, 2012 at 17:58

Has OPEC misled us about the size of its oil reserves? The short answer is probably. The long answer is that currently, there is no way to know for sure.

The Implications of Saudi Arabia becoming a Net Oil Importer

Sep 10, 2012 at 17:46

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, wrote last week in The Telegraph, Saudi oil well dries up. He presented the following chart of projected Saudi oil consumption, vertical bars, and production, dark blue…

Sailing the Solar Currents of Space

Sep 10, 2012 at 17:42

Technologies tend to change all the time as improvements are made and new designs are implemented that produce more power or a higher efficiency. One of the few technologies that…

Looking at the Technologies being Developed to Extract Energy from the Oceans

Sep 10, 2012 at 17:41

Renewable energy is often dominated in the discussions by solar, wind and biomass. While they already have a wide fan base, yet another promising emerging technology is marine power.

Europe Has Had Enough, But Can It Stand Up to Gazprom?

Sep 07, 2012 at 17:49

Gazprom has Europe’s natural gas market in a stranglehold and Europe is attempting to fight back, first with a raid last year on the Russian giant’s offices and then with…

Jatropha, Wonder Biofuel, Continues to Crash and Burn in the Third World

Sep 07, 2012 at 17:43

In the fervent race to bring cost-effective biofuels to market, the three leading contenders are algae, Camelina and Jatropha.Jatropha’s promoters have been the fastest off the block, as…

A Chink in Riyadh's Armor?

Sep 07, 2012 at 17:38

State-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Co. reported its hydrocarbon exploration and production systems were unaffected by a computer attack last month. A computer hacking team claimed responsibility for infecting 30,000…

US Automobile Sales on the Rise, Driven by Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Sep 07, 2012 at 17:33

General Motors, the largest auto manufacturer in the U.S., just reported the best sales month ever for its electric car, the Volt. In August, GM sold 2,800 Volts, beating its…

How Population, Energy Supply, and the Economy Depend on Each Other

Sep 07, 2012 at 17:30

The tie between energy supply, population, and the economy goes back to the hunter-gatherer period. Hunter-gatherers managed to multiply their population at least 4-fold, and perhaps by as much as…

Using Yeast to Create Biofuel

Sep 07, 2012 at 17:04

Scientists are using yeast to synthesise a biofuel without taking up swathes of land.Microorganisms engineered to produce a new type of biofuel, bisabolane, have the potential to produce…

3rd Quarter Energy Market Review & 4th Quarter Forecast with Dan Dicker

Sep 07, 2012 at 16:56

What’s attempted in this quarterly review is to look over the individual energy markets, from both a cursory fundamental and financial outlook and try to understand where each of these…

Weekly World Energy News Update - 8th September 2012

Sep 07, 2012 at 16:53

The front line in energy politics shifted noticeably this week, closing in on the Republicans as the Democrats solidified their confidence that American voters see the value in the Obama…

America's 10 Most Polluted States

Sep 06, 2012 at 17:45

Do you know where you live? Half of all industrial toxic air pollution comes from power plants and 6,700 power plants and heavy industries are responsible for 80% of all…

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