:-( Loggers 'burned Amazon tribe girl alive' →
Loggers in Brazil captured an eight-year-old girl from one of the Amazon’s last uncontacted tribes and burned her alive as part of a campaign to force the indigenous population from its land, reports claimed on Tuesday night. … “She was from another tribe, they live deep in the jungle, and have no contact with the outside world. It would have been the first time she...
If you ask me what keeps me awake at night, it’s the Strait of Hormuz.– US Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert (via CFR.org quote of the day) The Straight of Hormuz according to Wikipedia… It is the only sea passage to the open ocean for large areas of the petroleum-exporting Persian Gulf and is one of the world’s most strategically important choke points.
Ban Ki-moon to Launch UN’s International Year of... →
Wow so many amazing things to look into here… World Future Energy Summit Masdar Institute Year of Sustainable Energy For All
Zakaria: "America hasn’t been able to create jobs... →
Hopefully we’ll have a substantial national debate about jobs, but, I doubt it. Even “job creation” is now politicized, because no matter what Obama can’t be credited for any economic benefits, and beyond that, nobody is having the ability or apparent political backing to say - ‘America, you’re not in good shape, so start positioning yourself to be...
U.S. Shale Bubble Inflates After Near-Record... →
Thinking Marcellus Shale is just going to be a US-Domestic affair? Think again. Surging prices for oil and natural- gas shales, in at least one case rising 10-fold in five weeks, are raising concern of a bubble as valuations of drilling acreage approach the peak set before the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Chinese, French and Japanese energy explorers committed more than $8 billion...
Canadian Minister Tells Enviros to F**k Off on... →
So, a take on things from the other side of the border for the Keystone XL saga, among other things. (Also, the EIA released several outlooks today, including liquid fuel). Canada is on the edge of an historic choice: to diversify our energy markets away from our traditional trading partner in the United States or to continue with the status quo. Virtually all our energy exports go to the US. ...
I’d like to take a moment to be thankful for the people who are really...– (A thought I had today, in the wee hours of the morning)
GE is Betting on Big Solar →
It’s good news for solar advocates and bad news for competitors: General Electric is breaking into the solar business in a major way. In April, GE announced it had built a solar module with the highest publicly reported efficiency rate for cadmium telluride thin film — the most popular low-cost solar technology. The commercial module topped out at 12.8%, according to independent...
“The Truth About Solar” - very brief intro to solar energy
If fossil fuel infrastructure is not rapidly... →
The world is likely to build so many fossil-fuelled power stations, energy-guzzling factories and inefficient buildings in the next five years that it will become impossible to hold global warming to safe levels, and the last chance of combating dangerous climate change will be “lost for ever”, according to the most thorough analysis yet of world energy infrastructure. … ...
STEM Education Key to American Energy Independence →
Found an interesting interview with Tim Sutherland and Forbes. I completely agree: In terms of energy, the first thing that comes to my mind is that Americans are not fully educated about the nature of energy policy and the energy business. Hopefully this article, and some other things I’m trying to do online, will help spread some understanding of energy matters. FYI: In Tim...
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