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The US has Compromised its Future Water Supply with Extensive Well Drilling

Jul 02, 2012 at 15:58

Since 1949 the United States has had more than 2.6 million oil and natural gas wells drilled into its surface. Many more wells have gone uncounted since they were drilled…

Why NATO Cannot Deal with Syria, in the Same Way as Libya

Jul 02, 2012 at 15:44

The Assad regime’s persistent use of deadly force to crush a 16-month uprising by Syrian rebels is now expected to continue without foreign intervention, leaving many observers wondering why the…

Hedge your Bets in the Peak Oil Debate

Jul 02, 2012 at 15:40

There is nothing but “Sad News for Peak Oil Disciples” these days, according to the Financial Post.The latest example: Leonardo Maugeri, a fellow in the Geopolitics of Energy…

Weaning off Middle East Oil Means Less Than you Think

Jun 29, 2012 at 16:25

One expects the crazy talk to come out during an election season, but reports that the US is close to being weaned off Middle Eastern oil and set to become…

Eurozone Crisis Impacts Cyprus's Natural Gas Dreams

Jun 29, 2012 at 16:23

Cyprus, thrilled to be taking over presidency of the European Union on 1 July, has a more immediate problem. Several of the largest banks there last month were essentially downgraded…

Why Low Oil Prices Indicate the World is Heading for a Recession

Jun 29, 2012 at 16:18

Are lower oil prices good news? Not really, if it means the world is sinking into recession.We know from recent past experience and from common sense that higher…

A Look at 12 New Technologies that Could Change the Biofuel Industry (Part 2)

Jun 29, 2012 at 16:08

As the biobased revolution moves into the commercialization stage, new products and enabling technologies continue to surface that offer tantalyzing opportunities.In yesterday’s Part I, we looked at…

Iran Prepares for EU Sanctions Which Take Full Effect on 1st of July

Jun 29, 2012 at 16:04

July 1 figures to be a bad day for Iran -- that's when hard-hitting EU sanctions on Iran's oil exports take full effect. The sanctions targeting the country's…

Have Sanctions Against Iran Worked?

Jun 29, 2012 at 16:00

In a word: “no”.The US State Department has been very adamant that the economic pressure they have been putting on Iran will force Iran to come to the…

Little Protection Forecast from U.S. Oil Boom

Jun 28, 2012 at 17:19

When crude oil prices settled above $100 per barrel during the first quarter this year, the International Energy Agency noted that psychological risks were infused into oil markets. Tehran, at…

A Look at 12 New Technologies that Could Change the Biofuel Industry (Part 1)

Jun 28, 2012 at 17:16

As the bio-based revolution moves into the commercialization stage, new products and enabling technologies continue to surface that offer tantalizing opportunities.In recent months, there has been so much…

Carbon Capture and Storage Could Cause Earthquakes

Jun 28, 2012 at 17:07

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) involves injecting carbon dioxide into underground geological reservoirs for long term storage, and is a major part of the global strategy for reducing greenhouse gas…

NREL Say 80% of US Electricity can be Created from Renewable Sources by 2050

Jun 28, 2012 at 17:03

Americans have always prided themselves on thinking big. When it comes to energy, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has given big-thinkers everywhere a shot in the arm with a…

Budget Cuts Force U.S. out of the Nuclear Fusion Race

Jun 28, 2012 at 16:59

Nuclear fission is the process by which atoms are split apart to release energy, the process which powers modern nuclear reactors. But fission also has a more powerful, more efficient,…

Whatever Happened to the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Jun 27, 2012 at 16:40

Four and a half years of studies and five failed votes in the House later, exactly where are we with the Keystone XL pipeline? Stuck on the US-Canadian border where…

BRIC's Achilles Heel - Energy

Jun 27, 2012 at 16:38

In 2001 Jim O'Neill, then Goldman Sachs head of global economic research and commodities and strategy research, coined an acronym that has increasingly come to dominate the last decade in…

Mongolia's Coal Riches Causing Diplomatic Nightmare

Jun 27, 2012 at 16:35

Mongolia boasts huge deposits of coal, cooper, gold, uranium and many other rare minerals, and is opening up its vast resources to the world; this has however led to many…

How to Avoid the Coming Environmental and Economic 'Perfect Storm'

Jun 27, 2012 at 16:32

It is quite possible that by the year 2100 human life will have become extinct or will be confined to a few residential areas that have escaped the devastating effects…

Report Claims New Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Create 570,000 Jobs By 2030

Jun 27, 2012 at 16:29

New fuel economy standards proposed in 2011 by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation could create 570,000 jobs between 2017 and 2030, according to a report released today…

No Dark Clouds on Oil Horizon

Jun 26, 2012 at 16:18

The U.S. Department of Energy predicted that OPEC will remain in relatively the same position in terms of market share at least through 2035. In terms of the pricing, the…

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