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Another Nail in the Market’s Coffin

Jan 27, 2011 at 06:51

I think it was very interesting not to see what happened today, but what didn’t. The Federal Reserve announced that it would continue its purchase of $600 billion in debt…

Energy and Environment in the Barack Obama–Hu Jintao Meeting

Jan 27, 2011 at 06:50

A number of events during President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States will underscore that the energy dialogue between the United States and China continues to be a key…

The Greatest Threat to Green Energy

Jan 26, 2011 at 21:22

A list of "endangered elements" [1] has been published in a new report, including the rare earth elements (REEs) in particular neodymium, production of which, it is reckoned [2], will…

Why Gulf Oil Producing Countries Should Subsidize Solar

Jan 26, 2011 at 07:38

Solar photovoltaic (PV) would be more economically viable than oil-fired electricity generation in oil-rich Gulf states, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) said today. BNEF's research makes the case it is…

Watch out for the Black Swans

Jan 26, 2011 at 07:36

It is not my intention to ruin your day. But I may well do that if you read this piece. While traders pile on their longs with reckless abandon, and…

An In Depth Look at Coal

Jan 26, 2011 at 07:24

The energy we get from coal today comes from the energy that plants absorbed from the sun millions of years ago. All living plants store solar energy through a process…

Ethanol Industry Moves One Step Closer to E15 Mandate

Jan 25, 2011 at 07:11

This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of 15% ethanol fuel blends (E15) for 2011-2006 model year cars: EPA Grants E15 Fuel Waiver for Model Years…

Buying Straw Hats in the Dead of Winter

Jan 25, 2011 at 07:09

I am one of those demented people who buys flood insurance when the sun is shining and sun tan lotion by the gallon from Costco in the dead of winter.…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Obama Rolls out the Red Carpet to Chinese President

Jan 25, 2011 at 07:03

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in the U.S. this week for a four-day state visit. The White House rolled out the red carpet, working overtime to make sure that its…

Big Coal’s Political Contributions to Congress Pay Off

Jan 25, 2011 at 07:01

As President Obama makes ever clearer his incomprehensible desire to do even more for the corporate sector than he has already, one industry that will certainly be reaping rewards is…

Is Now a Good Time to Pay Down Your Debts?

Jan 25, 2011 at 06:58

The question of whether a person should pay down debts comes up often, when there are forecasts that suggest unemployment rates and consequently debt defaults will rise dramatically in future…

Hydroelectricity in Tajikistan: A glimpse at the Present and Future

Jan 25, 2011 at 06:54

The dam, the central feature of the Nurek Hydroelectric Power plant, stands 300 meters high, and supports nine hydroelectric generating units. The facility provides as much as 98 percent of…

Water, Not Oil Could Soon Become the World’s Greatest catalyst for Conflict

Jan 24, 2011 at 12:18

Writing about the 1967 Six Day War in his 2001 memoirs, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that "While the border disputes between Syria and ourselves were of great significance,…

Algeria’s Green Energy Drive

Jan 24, 2011 at 10:17

Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced. About 60 renewable energy projects will be launched…

Corruption, Incompetence and Bureaucracy Holding Back Russian Oil Production

Jan 24, 2011 at 08:14

While Russia is rich in oil and gas resources, the Russian government in 2008 had to introduce a US$4.2 billion tax cut at mid-year to reverse declining production after a…

Gold Coins and the $10,000 Bill

Jan 24, 2011 at 08:06

The conspiracy theorists will love this one. Buried deep in the bowels of the 2,000 page health care bill is a new requirement for gold dealers to file Form 1099’s…

An Invaluable Reminder about Electric Deregulation

Jan 24, 2011 at 08:04

This short paper borrows from my forthcoming energy economics textbook (2011), and consists of a part of the lecture that I once desperately wanted to present at either the Stockholm…

Preparing for Life in a Peak Oil World

Jan 23, 2011 at 09:01

We know that peak oil will be here soon, and we feel like we should be doing something. But what? It is frustrating to know where to start. In this…

A Recent History of Oil Prices ... History About to Repeat Itself?

Jan 22, 2011 at 09:27

The price of oil has oscillated from an all-time hike of almost $150 a barrel to a low of $30, hand in hand with the credit-crunch and the inextricable economic…

Building a Better Wind Farm

Jan 22, 2011 at 09:23

Large wind farms are being built around the world as a cleaner way to generate electricity, but operators are still searching for the most efficient way to arrange the massive…

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