• British Village Strikes Black Gold

    • Date: 08/01/11

    A tiny village could be sitting on a half a billion dollars’ worth of oil after a petroleum company announced the results of exploration in the unlikely oilfield in West Sussex. Forestside, which is in the country a few miles north-west of Chichester, is more generally known, if at all, for pleasant walks and woodland […]

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  • Wind Bubble Bursts: Green Jobs Up In Smoke

    • Date: 07/01/11

    Britain’s nascent wind manufacturing industry has suffered a blow after the owner of Scotland’s only large turbine plant went into administration. The plant near Campbeltown, owned by Danish firm Skykon, has been closed and more than 120 staff sent home without pay after Ernst & Young was appointed as administrators this week. A spokesman for […]

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  • Shale Gas Revolution Reaches India

    • Date: 06/01/11

    The future of India’s energy sector does not look that bleak after all. Schlumberger, a global leader in oilfield services, has pegged the reserves of gas in shale deposits across the country at 300 times higher than Reliance’s Krishna Godavari (D6) basin, by far the largest gas field in the country. According to sources, the […]

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  • Natural Gas: Changing the Geopolitics Of Eastern Mediterranean And Beyond

    • Date: 04/01/11

    Israel’s success in the energy arena is a game-changer in geopolitics Energy resources have always been at the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict, creating alliances and clearly influencing the policies of many nations towards the adversaries. Israel itself had a very complex relationship with its neighbors, mainly Egypt, a supplier of energy to Israel since […]

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  • What Energy Crisis? China Has Enough Nuclear Fuel For The Next 3,000 Years

    • Date: 04/01/11

    The China National Nuclear Corporation said the country now had enough nuclear fuel to last up to 70 years and the new technology could yield enough to last for 3,000 years. Chinese scientists have mastered the technology for reprocessing fuel from nuclear power plants, potentially increasing the supply of carbon-free electricity to keep the country’s […]

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  • Green Fiasco: UK Wind Farms Generated No Electricity During Cold Spell

    • Date: 03/01/11

    Wind farms in Britain generated practically no electricity during the recent cold spell, raising fresh concerns about whether they could be relied upon to meet the country’s energy needs. Despite high demand for electricity as people shivered at home over Christmas, most of the 3,000 wind turbines around Britain stood still due to a lack […]

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  • Change The Genes, Change The Rules

    • Date: 01/01/11

    Biofuel derived from crops such as switchgrass certainly holds promise, although some critics maintain that such crops use up too much agricultural land – land that could otherwise be used for growing food crops. A genetic discovery announced this Tuesday, however, reportedly allows individual plants to produce more biomass. This means that biofuel crops could […]

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  • Guess What? High Oil Prices Spur Oil Companies To Explore And Produce

    • Date: 31/12/10

    Oil is like any other commodity: if price go up, people will produce more of it to sell. Despite the bleatings of peak oil sheep, oil companies are responding to recently elevated oil prices. Many are in fact scrambling to find and produce more oil. From giants Saudi Aramco and Exxon Mobil Corp. to five-person […]

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