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How Domestic Energy Production in the US will Stimulate Economic Growth

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:16

The Q2:2012 economic reports are in and—to use a technical term—the results suck!  GDP growth has slowed to 1.5%, unemployment rates remain stubbornly high at 8.2% over average nationwide but…

Researchers Create the World's Most Efficient Solar Cell

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:13

Engineers have used inexpensive materials to create a solar cell certified at a world-record 7.0 percent efficiency.

A Renowned Climate Sceptic is Converted by his own Research

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:02

It is not proper to speak of “climate skeptics,” since all scientists (including we social scientists) are skeptical of all data and theories every day, all the time, and are…

What the Future Holds for Our Oil Based Economy

Aug 01, 2012 at 08:08

Oilprice.com’s geopolitical editor Daniel J. Graeber was a guest on Infowars evening show last night where he discussed the following topics: • Middle East tensions and their impact on oil prices.

Rail May Hold its Own Against Pipelines

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:29

The Association of American Railroads reports the number of rail tankers carrying crude oil and petroleum products in the United States increased more than 35 percent during the first six…

IAEA Says Nuclear Energy Will Go From Strength to Strength

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:25

Global production of nuclear energy is expected to grow significantly in future years, despite setbacks in Japan and Germany, as China and the United States eyes next-generation reactors.Worldwide…

A New Way To Fracture Oil and Gas Wells

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:21

GASFRAC of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has developed an innovative closed stimulation process and injection method, utilizing gelled LPG rather than water based conventional formation fracturing fluids.The firm…

Using Geoengineering to Control the Climate

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:17

Let me say at the outset that geoengineering to control Earth's climate is not the wisest path which Homo sapiens ("Wise Man") could travel down. Because of the large scales…

A New Global Pattern is Emerging Which Will Dictate How Strategies Are Planned

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:12

Economic, social, political, and demographic changes are key drivers in what is a transforming global strategic architecture. This will necessitate a revision of existing power projection, trade, and intelligence priorities,…

Five Reasons Eco-Investments are Smart Investments

Jul 30, 2012 at 17:59

The ups and downs of renewable energy projects like solar, wind and electric cars have shell-shocked investors, but this is not the death knell for eco-investment, and the smart investor…

Pakistan Bets on Underground Coal Gasification to Help Relieve Power Shortages

Jul 30, 2012 at 17:56

Pakistan has glimpsed its energy future, and it is brown – coal, to be exact.Sindh Engro Coal Mining Co. is developing the $3 billion Thar Coal mining project…

How Changing from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy Might Affect GDP

Jul 30, 2012 at 17:51

We talk about the possibility of reducing fossil fuel use by 80% by 2050 and ramping up renewables at the same time, to help prevent climate change. If we did…

Peak Minerals: Shortage of Rare Earth Metals Threatens Renewable Energy

Jul 30, 2012 at 17:24

Not only are supplies of oil and natural gas under imminent threat of failing to meet demand for them, but so is a whole range of precious metals, along with…

Our Current Infrastructure was Built for a Different World

Jul 30, 2012 at 17:21

It's easy to forget that every piece of our current infrastructure--roads, rails, runways, bridges, industrial plants, housing--was built with a certain temperature range in mind. Our agricultural system and much…

Pakistan Moves Toward Political, if Not Economic, Stability

Jul 30, 2012 at 17:18

Pakistan, with its political stand-off with the US Government now at least superficially resolved — and with Coalition convoys once again resuming logistical activities between the port of Karachi and…

China Zeros in on Canadian Oil, but It's Not About Sovereignty

Jul 29, 2012 at 17:33

China’s $15.1 billion bid to acquire Canada’s Nexen oil company threatens to turn China into a owner rather just a major buyer of Canadian oil, and prompts a surge in…

China Disinterested in Western Sanctions on Iran

Jul 27, 2012 at 17:15

Few people are aware that Iran is currently subjected to not one, but three sets of sanctions imposed by U.S., the United Nations and the European Union, the latter two…

How the Uprising in Syria Could Affect the Global Oil Market

Jul 27, 2012 at 17:12

In surveying the multiple, uprisings, insurgencies, insurrections, confrontations and what have you currently going on in the Middle East, it is hard to believe that all this turmoil will not…

Shell and Exxon Earn $160,000 a Minute, Yet Still Receive $2.4 Billion Tax Break

Jul 27, 2012 at 17:10

The top two corporations on the Fortune 500 Global ranking, Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil, announced their 2012 second-quarter earnings last week, bringing the total profits for three Big…

Battling the Misinformation Surrounding the Effects of Oil Sands on the Climate

Jul 27, 2012 at 17:05

Motivated Reasoning This week I was reading an article from the Associated Press called Some fracking critics use bad science. The gist of the article is that Gasland director…

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