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News from December 2005

Blood Flows With Oil in Poor Nigerian Villages

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At first glance, it is hard to imagine anyone fighting over this place. …..Yet for months a pitched battle has been fought between communities that claim authority over this village and the right to control what lies beneath its watery ground: a potentially vast field of crude oil that has caught the attention of a […]


United States Planning a Military Strike Against Iran

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The United States government reportedly began coordinating with NATO its plans for a possible military attack against Iran. The German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel collected various reports from the German media indicating that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are examining the prospects of such a strike.Jerusalem Post


Housing dream fades at petrol pump

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HIGH petrol prices are killing the dream of home ownership for thousands of people in Melbourne’s outer suburbs. Research revealing the real toll petrol prices take on suburban residents comes as experts predict petrol will average about $1.26 a litre next year. Home ownership is being pushed out of reach for those on the urban […]


A Modest Proposal On Drinking and Driving

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As we approach the New Year, the #1 offical alcohol drinking night of the Year, I have a modest proposal for the youth of America: Trade in your driver’s licences for drinking licences. It is astonishing to reflect on how much the automobile has changed our physicial landscape and our culture. The legal drinking age […]


Saudi Arabia filling Ala. shrimpers’ tanks

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BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. “I know, Saudi Arabia. It seems kind of strange. But they’ve been very kind and gracious to us,” said Ernie Anderson, president of the Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, which will administer the Saudi gift. “We all hope this will kick-start the economy down here.” Through their government-owned oil conglomerate, the […]


Exxon’s Raymond hands reins to Tillerson

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…Declining gasoline prices have eased the calls for a windfall tax, but economists and analysts predict renewed criticism if winter heating-bill spikes coincide with more record earnings by late January. Fair or not, Exxon is the industry’s bellwether and its biggest bull’s eye. “The industry set itself up for a shellacking,” said Matthew Simmons, a […]


Willie Nelson Pushing biodiesel

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Willie Nelson drives a Mercedes. But do not lose faith. The exhaust from Nelson’s diesel-powered Mercedes smells like peanuts, or French fries, or whatever alternative fuel happens to be in his tank. While Bono tries to change the world by hobnobbing with politicians and Bob Geldof hosts his megabenefit concerts, Willie Nelson has birthed his […]


Long hours, expensive fuel hurt port truckers

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… Gutierrez Gutierrez, figuring that his truck wasn


The CIS and Baltic press on Russia

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ESTONIA: The North European gas pipeline is still on top of the news as the media calls upon a concerted action between the countries the pipeline bypasses to exert pressure on the international community to prevent the project from getting on stream…LATVIA: Gazprom, Russia’s natural gas monopoly, is seen as an arm in Kremlin’s anti-U.S. […]


Cap on coal prices eased, negotiations allowed

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China has eased a cap on coal prices which it imposed to plug power firms’ profit gaps eaten away by increasing fuel costs, the National Development and Reform Commission said. “Miners and power firms can negotiate over coal prices themselves this time,” the top economic policy body said in a statement. “But the government would […]


Clean Coal Cranks Up

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On a day when the major averages are taking a downward turn, clean fuel company KFX (AMEX: KFX) soared almost 11% on news that it has completed the first two production runs at its K-Fuel plant in Gillette, Wyo. K-Fuel is described by KFX as the “unleaded gasoline” equivalent for the coal-fired industry. The company […]


Grid alert as families face cold weather power cuts

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Hundreds of thousands of homes across the UK came within hours of power cuts after the National Grid issued an emergency call for electricity companies to reduce demand on one of the coldest days of the year. The companies were preparing to cut power or dim the lights on Thursday by lowering the voltage, after […]


Top 10 green energy schemes named

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Ten new green energy projects have been named as best in the UK for leading the way in cutting carbon emissions and promoting renewable energy. The schemes, which began operation in 2005, were exciting and innovative, the Department of Trade and Industry said.BBC


Russia prepares to turn off gas to Ukraine

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Russia was on Friday night preparing to turn off gas to Ukraine on Sunday for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, posing a threat to the stability of supplies to western Europe…The European Commission said it would host an emergency meeting on Wednesday of energy officials from the 25 European Union […]


Exxon: New CEO, new world

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On New Year’s Day, as many people wake up to football, black-eyed peas and hangovers, Rex Tillerson will wake up to running the world’s largest company. ..”What can you do to improve a company that’s already at a record level of everything?” asked Fadel Gheit, an analyst with Oppenheimer. “It’s not a fixer-upper company.” And […]


Fuel rules mean no relief for oil prices in 2006

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Oil prices charged to a record in 2005 and could rise even higher in 2006 as the United States implements clean fuel rules and world energy demand remains strong, experts said on Friday. The outlook means more headaches for businesses already squeezed by soaring energy bills, and consumers who have been forced to pay up […]


Using C02 draws more oil

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Typical oil production leaves 70% of the resource in the earth. In today’s market of dwindling world supply and increasing demand, more Alberta companies plan to pump carbon dioxide (CO2) into reservoirs to help draw out more oil. Eddy Isaacs, managing director of the Alberta Energy Research Institute, said U.S. experience shows that the process […]


Merry Christmas and a Crappy New Year

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We have been conditioned from birth to expect that more and more resources will become available each year. By midnight of December 31, 2005 we will complete or journey across a threshold as into an unfamiliar new paradigm: The paradigm of Finite Limits. Be’er Necessities


GM and America Together Slide Toward Calamity

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Like GM, we stumble, clueless, into the future, wondering why what worked so well before works no more. We whitewash real threats, fashion artificial realities to suit our whims, distract ourselves with banal but titillating “news,” and trust good ol’ American ingenuity to carry us through. But the warning signs of failure are everywhere.The Roanoke […]


NI power plant is ‘revolutionary’

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An NI biomass plant has been named as one of the best in the UK for leading the way in cutting carbon emissions and promoting renewable energy. The Balcas plant outside Enniskillen in Fermanagh produces a “revolutionary new wood pellet bio fuel” created by burning sawdust and woodchips. BBC


With grants set, renewable energy is all the go

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From geothermal power to better batteries, millions have been spent on green research, writes Rod Myer. THE $23 million spent by the Federal Government under the first tranche of its $100 million pledge to aid the renewable energy sector has highlighted innovations by local companies to cure Australia’s greenhouse addiction. theage


‘Green’ power becoming popular with customers

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Most people don’t really know where their power comes from but increasingly in the Northwest it is coming from “green,” or renewable, sources such as wind, hydropower, solar power and geothermal energy. In December, Portland General Electric signed up its 40,000th renewable-power customer. That’s more than 5 percent of its customers purchase renewable power. Only […]


A Year of Sweet Victories

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Colorado passes the Renewable Energy Initiative. A precedent-setting victory for renewable energy, the bill requires the state’s largest electric companies to increase their use of renewable sources such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and small hydro from less than two percent today to 10 percent by 2015. Amendment 37 is expected to save Coloradans $236 […]


The Neatest Nanotech of 2005

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Rising oil prices and the threat of global warming have rekindled the search for alternative sources of energy. While we reported this year on the growing acceptance of nuclear power as a source of clean energy, we also described several advances in nanotechnology that may pave the way for more practical solar power. Eventually, materials […]


Solar gadgets

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For decades now, solar power has seemed like the stepchild of the energy industry, a technology with potential but few popular uses. But now a product called the Soldius1, made by a Dutch company, is putting solar power to use in popular gadgets. It can charge the iPod Mini, Nano and Shuffle, and more than […]


A true bonanza in the oilpatch

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Canada’s oil production will rise to at least 3.3 million barrels a day by 2010, according to CAPP estimates, from 2.6 million now coming out of the ground. Production from the oilsands is expected to double to two million barrels, while conventional production is seen to stay flat at one million barrels from Western Canada […]


Oil ends 2005 up 40%, but experts think price will go down in 2006

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Oil futures settled above $61 a barrel Friday and finished 40 percent higher than they started in 2005, capping a tough year for consumers but a great one for the petroleum industry as prices soared amid strong demand and tight supplies. Fitzpatrick believes average oil prices will be closer to $50 a barrel in 2006, […]


EREC shows how 50% of global energy can be obtained from renewables by 2040

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EREC, the European Renewable Energy Council, has published greentie


Dim outlook seen for solar in ‘06

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After sizzling growth in recent times, the solar energy market is projected to dim and EET


Chalabi Named Iraq Oil Minister

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 Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi has added another hat, and no small chapeau at that: He was named interim oil minister of the war-torn nation. According to published reports, the incumbent petroleum honcho, Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum, was given leave amid a spate of sabotage and irksome logistics problems that have all but halted crude […]


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