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When the Market Fails

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

The market fails at giving a timely signal to prepare for "peak oil." Given that we can't invest trillions on the basis of mere speculation, where are we going to get the data on the basis of which to prepare in time?

The Paris Motor Show

The Energy Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The Energy Blog

Cross post from the Energy Blog. by David Sandalow At the Paris Motor Show today, electric cars are everywhere. Chevrolet is showing off the Volt,...

China Leads the Clean Economy Race

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

China is supporting its renewable energy industries so aggressively and lowering their cost of business so much, that it's likely the country is breaking World Trade Organization rules on fair play.

Dealing With the Issues of Nuclear Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Chu

Given the importance of nuclear energy, it is critical we continue to work with the international community. In Vienna next week, I will offer ideas for how we can promote an international "fuel bank" to encourage the peaceful use of nuclear power.

Green News Report: September 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Primaries ...

OPEC At 50 Showing The Way To Rebuild America's Economy "As High As An Elephant's Eye"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Why don't we learn from OPEC's success? We have a commodity easily as critical to the world's economy as oil. We have corn, we have wheat, we have soybeans -- all grain crops critical to the world's food supply.

Green News Report: September 14, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: They found...

Oil Market Manipulation has Crude Prices Sky High

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The current price of crude taken together with the country's jobless rate makes no sense at all. Clearly the price of oil has lost all ballast to the dynamic of supply and demand.

Green News Report: July 29, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=324031097"> TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on y...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Conference on World Affairs 2010: The Challenge of Renewable Energy

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | SUZANNE CORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Produced by HuffPost's Citizen Reporting Team Boulder, CO - There is a need for substantial and consistent long-term investment in R&D, in both the p...

A Republican Strategist's Approach to a Democratic Victory in 2010

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Bottom line: Democrats eke out electoral victories when they hold all the cards, whereas Republicans win most despite a deck stacked against them.

Gulf Oil Disaster: And the Winner Is?...the Oil Companies!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

If the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is not put into play to balance out the distortions in oil prices resulting from the Gulf oil spill, then why do we even have it?

BP's PR Pick of Cheney Minion is a Politically Tone Deaf Media Move

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Ross

When British Petroleum's fortunes are sinking as fast as oil continues to rise out of the puncture their rig put into the Gulf bottom, who you gonna c...

U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Gets $37.5 Million Boost

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Department of Energy announced this week the availability of $37.5 million in financing for Chinese and American researchers working on clean ener...

House Passes $84 Billion Science Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The House has passed an $84 billion bill for scientific and technological innovation, the largest of its kind to be considered this year. The Associ...

Transformative Research and the Fruit Fly

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Gentile

Whenever anyone makes fun of understanding the fruit fly, remember that they may be investigating a disease that you wish would be defeated.

Racing for Clean-Tech Jobs: Why America Needs an Energy Education Strategy

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

A growing consensus suggests that clean tech will be one of our generation's largest growth sectors. The global clean-tech market is expected to surpass $1 trillion in value within the next few years.

OPEC Meets Singing Hymnals to "Beautiful Prices"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Oil at $80 a barrel is an outrage and a reflection of this country's, as the world's largest consumer of oil, lack of leadership on matters oil pricing.

Think You Know What a 'Green Job' Is? Think Again

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

With America facing a new race to dominate the high-tech fields of the 21st century, the federal government will ultimately need to secure massive investments to keep the nation's competitive edge.

Southern Company, Obama's First Nuclear Beneficiary, Has Serious Safety Concerns

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In its eagerness to woo Republicans with nuclear-friendly policies, the Obama administration plans to hand out $54.5 billion in government-backed loan...

Dick Cheney Is Right; So Is Joe Biden

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the number one threat to America is nuclear terrorism. He is right. And Joe Biden has the plan for how to prevent it.

Educating the Energy Generation

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

The U.S. is falling behind in the rapidly growing clean energy industry, and our educational system and workforce is not prepared to compete.

Obama's New Nuclear War

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

Despite Congressional and White House support for these latest proposed loan guarantees, the grassroots fight over both old and new nukes continues to grow fiercer by the day.

Obama Finally Takes On the Banks -- Commodity Futures Trading Needs Be Next!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Since we'll never eliminate the commodity exchanges that trade oil futures, we must at least control speculation and trades.