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A Critical Look at the Green Energy Economy

Mar 31, 2011 at 04:40

First, green energy is diffuse, and it takes a tremendous amount of land and material to harness even a little bit of energy. Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for…

Palladium Looking Attractive for Investors

Mar 30, 2011 at 05:07

If you want to see the one precious metal that has been beaten senseless by the disaster in Japan, take a look at Palladium (PALL). Thanks to its close ties…

Peak Oil and Depopulation

Mar 30, 2011 at 04:14

The growth of the human population cannot continue forever—there is a limit to our numbers, even if we cannot specify what that limit might be.  There is also a limit…

Nuclear Power: Down but Certainly not Out

Mar 30, 2011 at 04:10

The World Still Needs Nuclear Power — But it Must be Safer and More Transparent Earlier this month, an explosion in the energy sector caused immense destruction, costing the lives…

Just How Energy Efficient is Corn Ethanol

Mar 30, 2011 at 04:03

The race is on to find alternate sources of fuel and energy and quit dependence on oil, especially with ever increasing and volatile oil prices. But are alternate energy sources…

The Cost of Fuel Cell Catalysts Could Drop by a Factor of 650

Mar 30, 2011 at 04:01

Platinum, which represents at least a quarter of the cost of fuel cells, currently sells for about $65,000 per kilogram. These researchers say their activated carbon nanotubes cost about $100…

Japan: Here Comes the "V"

Mar 29, 2011 at 14:28

I received a call from a friend in Osaka last night. It was scratchy, kept cutting in and out, and was barely comprehensible. There are so many companies attempting to…

Global Shipping Industry the Latest Casualty of Japans Nuclear Disaster

Mar 29, 2011 at 04:39

Radiation fears have begun to play havoc with the global shipping industry, in which Japan is a key player on several levels. Fearing the potential impact on crews, cargo and…

Base Metal ETF's and the Commodity Boom

Mar 29, 2011 at 04:36

Figuring out the best investment plays on the recent commodity boom we’ve been seeing isn’t an open and shut case. There are many different factors to consider; apart from the…

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster May Damage US Clean Energy Ambitions

Mar 29, 2011 at 04:34

The near-meltdown of nuclear reactors in Japan may derail already shaky prospects for a US clean energy standard (CES) and an expansion of the US nuclear fleet. Prospects for a…

State Led Corruption in Russia

Mar 29, 2011 at 04:30

The highly publicized cases of Sergei Magnitsky -- a 37-year-old lawyer who died in pretrial detention in November 2009 after exposing a multimillion-dollar fraud against the Russian taxpayer -- and…

The Unites States Possesses the Largest Energy Resources on Earth

Mar 29, 2011 at 04:27

A new report from the Congressional Research Service points out that in terms of total hydrocarbon resource, the US possesses the largest inventory of any nation on Earth. But under…

Hedge Funds are About to Undress

Mar 29, 2011 at 04:23

The July 21 deadline for the hedge funds to register required by the one year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank bill is fast approaching, and the industry is roiling with turmoil.…

Oil Price Shocks and Monetary Policy

Mar 28, 2011 at 03:24

Inflation rates are rising in the world's major economies. The consumer price index rose by half a percent in the United States in February, equivalent to an annual rate of…

Japanese Reconstruction Investment Opportunities

Mar 28, 2011 at 03:18

As destructive as the Japanese tsunami has been, it may have left some investment pearls in its wake. It has suddenly made available some of the country’s best of breed,…

Is loss of electricity a risk for spent nuclear fuel?

Mar 28, 2011 at 03:13

The usual plan for spent nuclear fuel in the United States is to transfer it to a cooling pool and then after some time to transfer it to dry cask…

BP's Arctic Oil Exploration Deal Dealt a Blow

Mar 28, 2011 at 03:10

A Swedish arbitration panel has dealt the BP energy company a setback by blocking a major deal with Russia's Rosneft to explore oil reserves in the Arctic. BP signed the…

Middle East's Largest Solar Energy Project Secures $600 Million Financing

Mar 28, 2011 at 03:04

Plans to build the largest solar power plant in the Middle East moved a step closer to reality after financing closed on the $600 million Shams 1 project in the…

Russia's Image as Energy Superpower Benefitting from Middle East Crisis

Mar 24, 2011 at 14:44

With U.S.-led fighter jets pounding military assets in oil-rich Libya, and Japan still struggling to contain radiation at its stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, concerns are rising around the world about…

A Big Pot of Gold in Libya Could Finance Gadhafi's Long War

Mar 24, 2011 at 14:30

As the international military forces are descending upon Libya as we speak, some people have dismissed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's vow of a 'long war to victory' delivered via…

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