To paraphrase the famous quip during the 1992 US Presidential debates, when an unknown William Jefferson Clinton told then-President George Herbert Walker Bush, "It's the economy, stupid," the present concern of the current Washington a
"We are now seeing two major trends that will accelerate the growth of photovoltaics: the development of advanced technologies, and the emergence of China as a low-cost producer," Janet Sawin, a senior researcher at the Worldwatch Institute
Russia has agreed to supply Burma with its first nuclear reactor, in a move that is likely to dismay the US and raise fresh fears about the spread of nuclear technology around the world. Russia's atomic energy agency said it had reached a deal
Build huge satellites in Earth orbit to gather sunlight, convert it to electricity, and beam the energy to Earth using microwaves. We know we can do it, most satellites are powered by solar energy today and microwave beaming of energy has been demons
A gauge of future economic activity showed the U.S. economy will slow in coming months, reversing recent gains and suggesting higher gas prices and a sluggish construction industry are beginning to take their toll.
It has not even reached parliament, but the oil law that US officials call vital to ending Iraq's civil war is in serious trouble among Iraqi lawmakers, many of whom see it as a sloppy document rushed forward to satisfy Washington's clock.
Inspectors for the International Atomic Energy Agency have concluded that Iran appears to have solved most of its technological problems and is now beginning to enrich uranium on a far larger scale than before, according to agency's top officials
Timeline showing the US occupation of Iraq, and how the Oil Law was developed and passed, and its consequences.
A critic of Iraq's draft oil law with perhaps the biggest shadow -- one its original authors -- says the version penned by oil experts has been compromised by politics and he no longer wants it approved. "I think really the majority of the
long with high gas prices come the calls for Americans to diversify our energy sources and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. But be skeptical of politicians who tout ethanol as the clean-burning solution to our energy crisis.
Nobody really knows how much crude oil is being stolen by corrupt Iraqi and US officials because, four years after the invasion, the oil meters haven't been fixed.
How much money does it take to screw ina compact fluorescent light bulb? About $4.28 for the bulb and labour -- unless you break the bulb. Then you, like Brandy Bridges of Ellsworth, Maine, could be looking at a cost of about $2,004.28
In the world of NeoCons stealing is good; Money no matter what you do or how you chop up the rights of others, if you rake in the lucre it is a good thing. The TheoCons, the NeoCons, and Big Oil, the Brotherhood of GREED, dedicated to transferring ow
West Africa is now a major source of oil for th US, and African-born journalist and researcher Nicholas Shaxson has made the oil-producing nations of west Africa his beat.
"LA is a great, big freeway," go the words to the song. It is also on the world's great oil provinces, with historical oil extractions over the past 110 years of something near 9 billion barrels, and still counting. This volume easily
A groundbreaking will take place Monday at Nellis Air Force Base, just north of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the desolate arid, windswept Mojave Desert. The ceremony will initiate construction on what will be the largest solar photovoltaic(PV) array
As more US consumers turn to solar power during the current energy crisis, US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Reps. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) and Michael Ferguson (R-NJ) today introduced legislation that would affirm the right of American consumers to
Russia plans to build the world's longest tunnel, a transport and pipeline link under the Bering Strait to Alaska, as part of a $65 billion project to supply the U.S. with oil, natural gas and electricity from Siberia. The project, which Russi
Since 1956, when American geophysicist M. King Hubbert correctly predicted that U.S. oil reserves would hit a peak within 20 years, experts have debated when the same might occur globally.
Convening in Doha, Qatar on April 9, the Gas Exporting Countries' Forum(GECF) has taken a first step toward creating an exporters' cartel at the intergovernmental level. However, the Western gas exporting countries -- Canada,Norway, and Holl
Solar cell technology developed by the University’s Nanomaterials Research Centre will enable New Zealanders to generate electricity from sunlight at a 10th of the cost of current silicon-based photo-electric solar cells.
The world's biggest gas exporting countries begin a two-day meeting here to discuss proposals to form a cartel -- an idea that has consumer nations worried even if it does not appear imminent.
Other than forcing millions of drowsy American workers and school children into the dark, wintry weather 3 weeks early, the move [to an earlier daylight savings time] had little impact on power usage. "We haven't seen any measurable impact,*
The week-old standoff between London and Tehran over the Iranian detention of 15 British naval personnel sent oil prices surging past 69 dollars here -- a near seven-month high -- and analysts warned they could rise further.
China's top oil producing and offshore companies simultaneously unveiled major discoveries on Monday. PetroChina announced it had discovered a "very rich" oil field at Bohai Bay the biggest in China in the past decade while CNOOC said
Off the western coast of Scotland, on the Isle of Islay, science teacher Ray Husthwaite turn on the light in his classroom. The electricity comes from a power cable that runs to the mainland. But it also comes from the sea.
Strong demand for corn from ethanol plants is driving up the cost of livestock and will raise prices for beef, pork and chicken, the Agriculture Department said. Meat and poultry production will fall as producers face higher feed costs, the departmen
[and he is so happy to be in Latinia] Taunted by leftist President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, President Bush on Friday insisted the United States is not neglecting Latin America and celebrated an alternative-fuels pact with Brazil as proof.
Pemex is in trouble. Its production and proven reserves are falling, and it has no money to reverse the slide. Mexico is the second-largest supplier of imported oil to the US, after Canada, but its total exports are slipping. Mexico may have trouble
The ethanol boom is coming. The twin threats of climate change and energy security are creating an unprecedented thrist for alternative energy with ethanol leading the way. That process is set to reach a landmark on Thursday