• 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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  • Largest Natural Gas Reserve Discovered Off Israel’s Coast

    • Date: 30/12/10

    The huge shale gas finds in North America — with ever-growing reserves — are only the beginning of the unconventional hydrocarbons revolution. A gigantic natural gas field that could yield millions of barrels of oil was recently discovered on the maritime border between Israel, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, Cyprus, and Northern Cyprus. _FastCompany FastCompany While […]

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  • Shale Gas Revolution Goes Global

    • Date: 29/12/10

    In the U.S. and Canada, the shale gas boom has been called a “game changer” that promises abundant supplies of relatively low-cost fuel for decades. Calgary-based Talisman Energy Inc. is helping to take North America’s shale-gas boom global. Already a major investor in the most prolific plays in the United States and Canada, Talisman is […]

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  • No New Nuclear Power Plants In The Next 10 Years?

    • Date: 29/12/10

    Hitachi Ltd and partner General Electric may struggle to hit a long-term orders target for nuclear power plants due to signs of waning demand in the United States, the president of Hitachi said. Hiroaki Nakanishi also told Reuters in an interview that Hitachi was in talks with Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co about a […]

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  • Renewables Won’t Keep The Lights On

    • Date: 24/12/10

    In private, the best-informed analysts now agree that Britain’s environmental policies have put the country on track to have the world’s most expensive electricity. This is mainly because our competitors are almost certain to choose cheaper routes to emissions reductions, such as natural gas, or to shun emissions reductions altogether. The Coalition’s own Annual Energy Statement […]

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  • Shale Gas Reserves Grow To Compensate for Obama Energy Starvation

    • Date: 21/12/10

    The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) is reporting in its Annual Energy Outlook report that shale gas reserves are growing to compensate for losses of offshore gas brought about by Obama’s de facto moratorium on new deepwater production in the Gulf. The technically recoverable unproved shale gas resource is 827 trillion cubic feet (as of […]

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