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The Vital Strategic Debate: Who - in the West - Lost Africa?

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:43

The debate in the West over “who lost China” resonated in 1949 as the Nationalist forces of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek began their withdrawal to Taiwan from the Chinese mainland, and…

What do the Recent Oil Price Highs Mean for Consumers at the Pump

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:39

Crude oil prices this week reached their highest level since last April. What will that mean for U.S. consumers at the gas pump? The first question to be clear on…

Belarus Considers Selling Oil Pipelines - Deputy Premier

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:31

In the bad old days of the “evil empire” the USSR functioned as largely autarkic economic state, dealing with the outside world on its own terms. But seduced by…

Overcoming High Oil Prices - Time to Stop Playing the Energy Victim

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:29

Our world is a ‘funk’—again over global oil price spikes caused by concerns about conflict between Iran and Israel drawing the US into a war, the continuing agony of…

The Climate Change Controversy Continues

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:19

There are a couple of controversial items that have made it into the mainstream press recently that seem to have stirred a little controversy, and which are worth at least…

Why Shale Gas is the Best Hope for Our Energy Future

Feb 22, 2012 at 12:48

Citizens of the world, consumers of energy and environmental stewards, our mission is to build a sustainable, environmentally friendly and economically viable energy source.  By design, few of us are…

Green Australia Still Experiencing Massive Coal Boom

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:23

Australia, despite being deeply committed to curbing greenhouse gas emissions GGEs, is nonetheless experiencing a fossil fuel surge. The growth comes despite a carbon tax, due to be implemented…

How Closely are Oil Prices Tied to Economic Activity?

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:19

Recent developments in oil markets and the global economy have, once again, triggered concerns about the impact of oil price shocks around the world. This column wonders whether the fuss…

On Oil, Iraq Gets in its Own Way

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:09

The International Energy Agency announced it was set to review Iraq's energy sector as part of its World Energy Outlook for 2012. Last year, the IEA said Iraq was on…

Following Keystone Rejection Canada's Oil Sands Headed to China

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:07

Beginning in 2005, Congressional Republicans and the oil industry touted the 2,147 mile-long Keystone XL 830,000 barrel per day (bpd) pipeline, running from Canada’s Hardisty, Alberta oil sands to U.S.…

Why the Peak Oil Debate is Almost Over

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:04

Protestations in the mainstream media that we need not worry about a peak in the rate of world oil production anytime soon are suddenly coming fast and furious. As a…

Falklands Flare Up - Could a New Oil Find Re-Ignite an Old Conflict?

Feb 20, 2012 at 17:52

The Falkland Islands, a British windswept archipelago in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina, last had its moment in the media spotlight three decades ago, when the two…

10 Ways in which Iran is Defying the US and EU Oil Sanctions

Feb 20, 2012 at 17:48

It wasn’t supposed to be like this, the Neocons assured us. Iran would soon be on its knees because of ever more stringent US sanctions on Iran. But Iran just…

Is Hush Money Coming Out of Canadian Crude Oil Debate?

Feb 20, 2012 at 17:40

Concerns over the safety of tar sands oil from Canada is at the forefront of the political debate in the United States. President Obama's critics accuse him of being a…

Rwanda Seeks $1 Billion Geothermal Energy Investment

Feb 20, 2012 at 17:37

Among African nations, foreign observers can only cheer on Rwanda’s progress as it recovers from Africa’s most brutal civil conflict after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DROC). A vicious civil…

German Solar Power Covers Energy Deficit of France's Nuclear Sector

Feb 20, 2012 at 17:35

Remember last year when Germany decided to speed up its phasing out of nuclear power and switch to clean energy and everyone (not in the clean energy industry) got freaked…

The Future of Aviation Biofuels

Feb 20, 2012 at 17:30

In New York, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said that jatropha-based fuels were the near-term candidate as sustainable aviation fuels available at prices competitive with conventional jet fuel. The BNEF research…

China's Benign Foreign Policy Image at Odds with South China Sea Stance

Feb 19, 2012 at 12:35

Beijing for years has relentlessly projected a benign image in its foreign policy, but as its maritime neighbors are discovering, China’s pacifist representations do not extend to energy issues, most…

If Oil is a Barometer, Beijing is Rising

Feb 19, 2012 at 12:30

Beijing said recently it wanted to increase the amount of oil it gets from Russia through a major oil pipeline running to the Pacific Ocean. Beijing, however, would likely have…

The Time of Big Government is Coming to an End

Feb 19, 2012 at 12:26

As economies contract, a global popular uprising confronts power elites over access to the essentials of human existence. What are the underlying dynamics of the conflict, and how is it…

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