We have [already] entered the 'peak oil' zone. I think that the situation is really bad. . . . . . imperative not to anger the Americans. . .
Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), BP (BP), et al founded the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in 2000 to facilitate "dark pool" trading in the commodities markets. It is outside the US and operates free from the constraints of US laws.
For about 10 percent of electricity in the United States, it’s fuel from dismantled nuclear bombs, including Russian ones. “It’s a great, easy source” of fuel, said Marina V. Alekseyenkova, an analyst at Renaissance Capital and an expert in the Ru
A spinoff from Arizona State University says it can develop a metal-air battery that dramatically outperforms the best lithium-ion batteries on the market, and now it has the funding it needs to prove it.
The new Total and MIT research project is looking to develop a low-cost, long-life battery that can store power generated by solar panels. It also continues Total’s research and development of alternative energies, which has a focus on developing and
Dr. Cutler Cleveland at Boston University has observed that the net energy of oil and gas extraction in the U.S. has decreased from 100:1 in the 1930s; to 30:1 in the 1970s; to roughly 11:1 as of 2000. Simply put: As the quality of the remaining
It looks like it has a 1.4 Watt solar panel, and can charge small hand-haled devices of 5 volts, such as cell phones, MP3 players and cameras.
Westminster Farms Inc.now has an on-site plant that converts methane gas released from cow manure into electricity. 1200 cows can produce 225 kilowatts of electricity.
Dye-sensitized cells get a double boost from nanowires and optical fiber.
An MIT spinoff just getting off the ground received a huge helping hand from the U.S. Department of Energy on Monday. (I was looking forward to this tech very soon... now with Gov. involvement I may never benefit :(
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday decided to drop the widely used West Texas Intermediate oil contract as the benchmark for pricing its oil, dealing a serious blow to the New York Mercantile Exchange. The decision by the world's biggest oil exporter
Pike Research forecasts that over 3 GW of new microgrid capacity will come on line globally by 2015, representing a cumulative investment of $7.8 billion. North America will be the largest market for microgrids during that period, capturing 74% of to
After seven years of theoretical work and raising money, five months of design, five months of construction and assembly, and a week of testing, LPP (Lawrenceville Plasma Physics) now has a functioning dense plasma focus, Focus-Fusion-1. The first sh
Governments are involved all over energy. It is not "all just private companies". Jerome Paris is and investor and developer of wind energy projects. In an Oil Drum article he is asking Obama for constant high levels of government subsidies. He notes
With the News fixated on the Obamacare Health Plan being formulated behind closed doors, they are not watching as the oil market continues to climb toward the $100 a barrel price.
We now know that conventional crude did in fact hit its peak-plateau in 2005, having remained around the 74 mbpd level ever since. The expected growth from non-OPEC mostly failed to materialize, as depletion of mature fields took its toll and the cos
At 16.4% efficiency, our foil cells represent two world records in one: It's the most efficient printed solar cell of any kind (all semiconductor and device technologies) as well as the most efficient cell on a truly low-cost metal foil (with a mater
China's world tour of oil acquisition is coming soon to a region near you! CNOOC is looking to purchase a stake in a project in the Gulf of Mexico.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu set out this year to address America's energy future with a network of new research labs. But lawmakers drafted their own blueprint: Instead of fully funding Dr. Chu's request, an energy-spending bill sets aside millions o
China’s sovereign-wealth fund is investing $300 million as part of a complex transaction in which a Hong Kong-listed company is seeking to take over Russian oil producer Nobel Holdings Investments Ltd., according to statements from the Chinese fund a
The dollar continues to rattle around at key support. If it breaks then our import-based economy will be decimated. Oil will skyrocket and so will input costs to American business. Bye-bye profits - and businesses.
America is not going to bleed its wealth importing fuel. Russia's grip on Europe's gas will weaken. Improvident Britain may avoid paralysing blackouts by mid-decade after all.
At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life.
Investor Jim Rogers, a prominent commodities bull, said Thursday the U.S. government bond market will be the next bubble to burst due to unsustainable borrowing, and agricultural commodities and precious metals are among his favorite investment picks
The Dollar's depreciation is intentional. If economic activity picks up (it hasn't yet, despite what you're told) this will instantaneously echo into oil prices. How badly? The last time the dollar was here oil was at $150 and gas was aiming for $
Saudi Arabia has led a quiet campaign during these and other negotiations — demanding behind closed doors that oil-producing nations get special financial assistance if a new climate pact calls for substantial reductions in the use of fossil fuels.
Crude-oil futures popped back over $70 a barrel Thursday as a weaker dollar and rising equities provided new support for prices.
Big oil producing nations denied a British newspaper report on Tuesday that Gulf Arab states were in secret talks with Russia, China, Japan and France to replace the U.S. dollar with a basket of currencies in trading oil.
Oil prices climbed Tuesday as the combination of a weaker dollar and stronger stock market outweighed concerns about weak demand and vast supplies of crude.
A recently declassified, formerly Confidential, 30 year old memo prepared by Henry Owen for President Jimmy Carter's eyes only, highlights the perils facing the United States if oil were to be priced in SDRs instead of dollars, a topic which is all t