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What If We Never Run Out of Oil?

May 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Energy, Technology

From the Atlantic . .  excellent perspectives and background . . . . . MAY 2013 What If We Never Run Out of Oil? New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare. CHARLES C. MANN APR 24 2013, 9:58 PM ET […]

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Nuclear energy . . some long-term perspectives

February 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Energy

This presentation by Dr. John M. Ryskamp, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory(INEL)  from 2003 provides a nice overview on the Need for Nuclear Power. See the presentation here.

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Rex Tillerson and oil

December 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Energy

Rex Tillerson, Chairman & CEO, Exxon-Mobil Corp.  commenting on a wide range of energy/climate related issues. Read it here.

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From 25 years ago . . sounds familiar !

December 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Energy

Monday, Nov. 28, 1983 By John Greenwald;Barry Hillenbrand/Bahrain Falling revenues force Persian Gulf states to curb their spending For most of the past decade, the money flowed like oil from the local gushers. All told, nearly $1 trillion poured into the sparsely populated, energy-rich Arab states along the Persian Gulf.* Now that stream has dwindled […]

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Governments do not always feel able to tell people the whole truth

September 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Energy, Geopolitics

BP lobbied Jack Straw before he changed mind over Lockerbie bomber Sep 4th, 2009 by John Donovan. Tom Baldwin and Philip Webster Jack Straw was personally lobbied by BP over Britain’s prisoner transfer agreement with Libya just before he abandoned efforts to exclude the Lockerbie bomber from the deal. The Times has learnt that the […]

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Peter Huber on energy, carbon and the climate

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Energy

PETER W. HUBER Bound to Burn Humanity will keep spewing carbon into the atmosphere, but good policy can help sink it back into the earth. TEUN VOETEN/SIPA Cheap coal, like that extracted from this Chinese mine, is essential to the developing world’s economic growth. Like medieval priests, today’s carbon brokers will sell you an indulgence […]

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The Future of Energy Vinod Khosla

April 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Energy

In general I agree with much of what Vinod Khosla has to say. Read Part I here

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US Crude Oil Futures

February 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Energy

Crude Oil prices continue to drift downwards . . .  it appears though that a bottom is being formed.

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Peter Huber : The Million-Volt Answer to Oil

February 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Energy

Another top-level view from Peter Huber. Executive Summary Electricity—not oil—is the heart of the U.S. energy economy. Power plants consume as much raw energy as oil delivers to all our cars, trucks, planes, homes, factories, offices, and chemical plants. Because big power plants operate very efficiently, they also deliver much more useful power than car […]

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Energy Boondoggles

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Energy

A replay ? Energy & Genius A Brief History of Energy Boondoggles Daniel Fisher 11.24.08, 12:00 AM ET  Forbes.com The U.S. Department of Energy has spent $57.5 billion over the past 30 years researching and developing clean energy technologies. In all that time the nation’s energy portfolio has barely budged. Fossil fuel as a share of […]

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