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Research Reports on the Economic and Environmental Impact of Oil Spills

Jul 07, 2010 at 04:29

Every area of science or of business has its own area of research, literature,  resentations and conferences. Since people in the field tend to read the same literature, this defines…

No Ride on the Gravy Train Without An Engine

Jul 07, 2010 at 04:25

It is becoming increasingly clear that the US economy once again fell off a cliff in May. Commodity prices have dropped like a stone, the Baltic Dry Shipping Index has…

Obama Announces $2 Billion More in Stimulus Aid for Solar Power

Jul 07, 2010 at 04:05

President Barack Obama announced nearly $2 billion in government loan guarantees for two solar projects, placing bets on both solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies. The two projects will directly create…

China’s Strategy for a Post Western World

Jul 07, 2010 at 03:44

A number of different visions of China’s future as a leading world power are competing for public attention and influence. Among them are populist ideas that challenge Beijing’s official rhetoric…

Oil Companies Benefiting from Tax Breaks and Large Subsidies as Congress Meekly Looks On

Jul 06, 2010 at 15:50

When the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform set off the worst oil spill at sea in American history, it was flying the flag of the Marshall Islands. Registering there allowed the…

What Happens When Oil and Other Fossil Fuels Deplete

Jul 06, 2010 at 06:36

What happens when energy resources, such as oil, deplete? Many people believe that oil prices will just go up--but I don't see that to be the case. A more likely…

Crude Oil Awaiting Guidance

Jul 06, 2010 at 04:54

Crude oil is starting the new week on a down note as economic worries continue to dictate near-term price direction. Last week oil lost an enormous 8.6% after double dip…

India’s Growing Nuclear Industry

Jul 06, 2010 at 03:10

Canada’s recent decision to resume civilian nuclear trade with India after an absence of 36 years illustrates how far India has come since the international isolation following its 1974 nuclear…

How to Make Volatility Your Friend

Jul 06, 2010 at 03:07

We're living in an age of commodities volatility. The last ten years have seen a number of big price swings for many natural resources. Uranium ran from $10 to $140,…

Chilling Facts About the Global Economic System

Jul 05, 2010 at 05:12

The global economic system which easily facilitates tax evasion, money laundering and government corruption, is the same system employed by gun runners, drug cartels and terrorist groups to perpetuate their…

China Faced with Structural and Demographic Headwinds that could Derail it’s Rise

Jul 05, 2010 at 05:06

China's strengths get relentless coverage, its headwinds less so. We all know China's strengths: hard-working populace, high savings rate, a so-far wildly successful marriage of Central State-managed economy and several…

Proof the Economy is Stalling

Jul 05, 2010 at 05:04

As a commercial pilot with 30 year's experience, I can tell you that there is no more sickening feeling than hearing your stall warning alarm during a takeoff. That is…

The New Civil Wars Within the West

Jul 04, 2010 at 12:41

Internecine civil wars are underway almost everywhere within the West, and most virulently in the United States of America. They are not yet kinetic wars, but wars of grinding prepositioning,…

Germany Eyes $500 Million for Public-Private Climate Fund

Jul 04, 2010 at 12:39

Germany has launched a 'climate protection' fund to help local banks invest in energy efficiency and renewables for small businesses and households in developing countries, seeding it with more than…

Turkey vs The Internet

Jul 03, 2010 at 15:02

It was meant to herald the start of an epic democratic odyssey that would see Turkey easing censorship and free-speech restrictions and result in it joining the European Union. Instead…

Trade Deal Looks Great for Taiwan

Jul 03, 2010 at 14:57

China has just signed a trade agreement with its rebellious, capitalist province, Taiwan, which has major long term implications for the rest of us. The deal has China chopping import…

A Downshift in US and Chinese Growth Marks a Critical Break for Crude

Jul 02, 2010 at 10:54

Is the global economy facing a double dip recession and a new financial crisis? That is the concern that made the capital markets swoon Thursday. A disappointing round of data…

The T-Bill Mystery Solved?

Jul 02, 2010 at 10:02

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago about some odd happenings in the T-Bill market. Between June 1 and 14, yields on the four-week Treasury fell off a cliff. Diving…

Egypt and The New Nuclear Diplomacy

Jul 02, 2010 at 08:19

As a 4th round of UNSC Iran sanctions is passed and the NPT Review Conference is brought to a close, the emergence of new nuclear diplomacy interlocutors with distinct interests…

Biorefineries have big role in fight against climate change – WEF

Jul 02, 2010 at 08:14

Biorefineries – facilities that convert biomass into fuel, energy, chemicals and materials – have a major role to play in combating climate change, says a World Economic Forum (WEF) report.…

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