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Geopolitical Unrest and World Oil Markets

Feb 01, 2011 at 09:06

Change is on the way in the Arab world, with Egypt the latest focal point. Here I review recent events and their implications for world oil markets.

Swiss Banks in for a Pounding Over Banking Secrecy – Why you Should Go Long Gold

Feb 01, 2011 at 09:01

The blow up in Egypt is going to create ripples all over the globe. It will certainly be disruptive for equities and the dollar. It will influence global bond yields…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Obama’s Ambitious Green Energy Goals

Feb 01, 2011 at 08:29

On Tuesday last week President Barack Obama called this point in history “Our generation’s Sputnik moment.” The president was referring to the growing green energy gap between the United States…

Model, Model: Who’s Got an Oil Market Model

Feb 01, 2011 at 08:26

I had hoped to give a provocative lecture on the economics of nuclear energy at the forthcoming international meeting of the International Association for Energy Economics in wonderful summer Stockholm,…

Crisis in the Arab World: Energy, Water, Food and Justice

Feb 01, 2011 at 08:04

The desperate act of an unemployed university graduate living in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid sparked a wave of popular unrest that in January 2011 overthrew the authoritarian regime…

Oil Price Could Doom Obama

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:55

Like death and taxes, the price of oil is always with us. And like taxes, it may be President Barack Obama’s worst nightmare at election time next year. Among forecasters,…

Ten Predictions for Solar Energy in 2011

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:44

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Emerging Economies Lead in Energy Research and Development

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:41

Six major emerging economies, the 'BRIMCS' countries (Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, China and South Africa), invest more in energy research and development (R&D) than a large group of developed countries,…

BP Predicts Massive Growth in Carbon Emissions by 2030

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:33

Global policy and technology efforts aimed at reducing emissions are not doing enough to set the world on a safe carbon path, according to BP, which predicts global emissions in…

Why Clean Energy Can’t Exist on its Own

Jan 29, 2011 at 12:23

To listen to President Obama, you would think that clean energy is our next salvation. But clean energy can’t exist on its own. Clean energy options should more properly be…

Turmoil in The Middle East

Jan 29, 2011 at 12:17

The force multipliers escalating events in the Middle East are television and social networking.  People in Egypt saw what happened in Tunisia and took heart.  People in Yemen were emboldened…

US Government Steps Up its Support for Advanced Biofuels

Jan 29, 2011 at 12:14

Two federal agencies are providing loan guarantees worth hundreds of millions, but the sector still faces funding and technology issues that are challenging its ability to scale-up operations. The US…

EU Gives Green Light to Turkmenistan Gas Agreement

Jan 28, 2011 at 09:40

The European Parliament has given its initial green light to a partnership agreement with gas-rich Turkmenistan, aimed at bringing the Central Asian country closer to the European Union. But the…

Obama Sets Goal of 80% Clean Energy by 2035

Jan 28, 2011 at 09:38

President Obama set a goal of generating 80% of US electricity from clean energy sources by 2035 in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, but renewable energy advocates…

Baltic Dry Index Set for a Big Fall?

Jan 28, 2011 at 09:34

A friend calls from Athens this morning moaning and groaning about the sorry state of the shipping industry. I ask, “What’s new that makes you so grumpy?” He points me…

A Look at Pakistan’s Deep Economic Weaknesses

Jan 28, 2011 at 09:30

In a recent White House meeting with President Asif Ali Zadari of Pakistan, US President Barack Obama underscored the importance of the US-Pakistani relationship and emphasized continued US support for…

Extreme Offshore: The Hunt for Hard to Find Crude

Jan 27, 2011 at 07:17

Brazil's quest for extreme oil may cost as much as US$ 1 trillion. That is a lot of money to invest in a such a risky proposition -- to retrieve…

When will the Commodities and Chinese Real Estate Bubbles Pop?

Jan 27, 2011 at 07:11

During a presentation last week a questioner asked me what I thought about predictions that gasoline prices would reach $5 a gallon this summer. I offered this critique. I said…

2011: Transition to a New Global Order

Jan 27, 2011 at 07:08

Three issues will dominate international relations in 2011: the United States’s relations with Europe, the emerging powers, and various countries of the global south; the ongoing international financial crisis (particularly…

Barack Obama Champions Green Energy in his State of the Union Address

Jan 27, 2011 at 07:05

President Barack Obama alternately played the role of cheerleader-in-chief and political tough guy while giving green energy pride of place in his State of the Union address Tuesday. In his…

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