When the Fukushima nuclear disaster began to unfold after the 11 March earthquake and tsunami, it quickly became clear that anything downwind was in for a sprinkling of radioactivity.
An Interior Department report to be released Tuesday says more than two-thirds of offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico are sitting idle.
The United States on Monday gave a green light to sales of Libyan crude oil from rebel-held territory, giving a potential boost to forces battling Muammar Gaddafi.
It’s about oil – and who owns it.
The rebels in Libya are in the middle of a life or death civil war and Moammar Gadhafi is still in power and yet somehow the Libyan rebels have had enough time to establish a new Central Bank of Libya and form a new national oil company.
A practical artificial leaf that can turn sunlight and water into energy as efficiently as the real thing has long been a Holy Grail of chemistry, and researchers at MIT may have finally done it.
Oil is going to run dry? Let’s poke a hammer on the skull of thick-headed alarmists! I am inspired by JVdville’s recent letter-to-the-editor, opening the eyes of anti-drilling environmentalists, and calming down the delirium of panicking oil freaks!Read Letter
A sleepy New Jersey town has popped onto people's radar screens because it has the oldest running nuclear power plant in the United States -- and, some say, the most dangerous.
Two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami, Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex continues to spread both radiation and distrust of nuclear power as the plant's situation lurches from hopeful to harrowing and back again.
At a time when the decentralization of social systems has taken on great importance, it is timely to consider the advantages that could arise from a more localized – perhaps even individualized – source of electrical power.
Satyajit Das is telling investors that $200 a barrel is a distinct possibility and, over the long term, $500 is feasible.
Rossi's Energy Catalyzer has the potential to replace all traditional fuel technologies and end our dependence on foreign oil. The cost of producing 1KWh of electricity will work out to be less than one cent, making a mockery of current oil prices.
In one of the stupider acts that George Bush ever put forth, this one didn’t rate a light bulb over his head. Or ours. But they legislated our choices and even jobs out of the people’s hands. The question remains – does the change to the “cu
Electric-bike sales seem to be trending upward. Sales in the U.S. are just under 100,000 over the past few years, said Frank Jamerson, 83, founder of the Electric Bikes Worldwide Reports. But places like China are far ahead, with more than 25 m...
Except for January of 2008 and a brief bounce in March of 2010, petroleum usage has been in a steady decline since the recession started.
Federal ethanol mandates, which have led to a steady increase in the production of ethanol made from corn, are a major reason why food prices worldwide have reached record levels in the past several months, according to some economists.
Making LEDs with microchip manufacturing methods could slash the cost of lighting.
The average gas price may reach $4 a gallon by Thursday in San Diego County, and Riverside-San Bernardino counties won't be far behind, gasoline analysts said.
After the crisis in Japan, some experts have warned that stored fuel could pose a large danger in terrorists attacks
As we go from this happy hydrocarbon bubble we have reached now to a renewable energy resource economy, which we do this century, will the “civil” part of civilization survive?
Per Reuters, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday likened the U.N. Security Council resolution supporting military action in Libya to medieval calls for crusades. Well, when your gasoline is $9/gallon a crusade surely sounds like...
With permission from the original author, let me reprint this editorial that pinpoints the freaks to blame for the current oil crisis. A review of what has been published in this website also points to the freaking arguments of skull-bashing anRead Letter
While Japan's water-dependent nuclear power plants suck and wheeze and spew radioactive steam, "there has been no wind facility damage reported by any [Japan Wind Energy Association] members, from either the earthquake or the tsunami," says
The U.S. Armed Forces are heavily burdened by the financial and tactical costs of transporting fuel to the battlefield. The United States Marine Corps will deploy a pair of diesel generators coupled with batteries to frontline troops in Afghanistan
Passive cooling systems and other advanced designs could be more resilient to natural disasters.
Solar thermal power plants that produce hotter steam can capture more solar energy. That's why Siemens is exploring an upgrade for solar thermal technology to push its temperature limit 160 °C higher than current designs.
Corporate media pundits are simultaneously talking about how tragic the disaster in Japan has been, and how it could also provide an opportunity for renewed economic growth through the rebuilding of its infrastructure. This latter claim is...
The California company claims that it has just completed the prototype design of “the world’s first thin and flat solar concentrator for direct placement on top of existing solar cells.” Each sheet will contain a matrix of optical concentrators that
This experimental EROI value for energy from algae must be kept in perspective of the stage of development of the entire technology and process of inventing new energy sources and pathways. It is important that we understand how to interpret findings
(This article is from last summer, but I just came across it and thought I would share) Researchers at Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), a collaborative UWE/University of Bristol research facility, are looking into the use of urine as the 'fuel."