Middle East

Conflict - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Thirty contestants, only one winner in the Iraqi oil licence gameshow
Eager to Tap Iraq's Vast Oil Reserves, Industry Execs Suggested Invasion
The unemployment timebomb is quietly ticking
Interview: Hungary—“Where we went wrong”

archived July 6, 2009

Iraq - June 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Iraq: The final countdown
Kurdistan brands Iraq oil contracts 'unconstitutional'
7 Blasts Around Baghdad Kill at Least 24
Rush for ‘easiest oil in the world’

archived June 23, 2009

Climate - June 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

As Iraq runs dry, a plague of snakes is unleashed
African farms becoming too hot to handle
Warming may outstrip Africa's ability to feed itself
Climate change hits China's 'poor hardest'
Learning to live with climate change will not be enough

archived June 20, 2009

Conflict - June 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

'We are fighting for our lives and our dignity'
Heinberg on resource conflicts and the Peru oil standoff
Fighting over oil and water (oil shale)
The coming U.S.-Saudi fight over "energy independence"

archived June 13, 2009

Obama's speech to the Mideast

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Obama's Middle East Speech: VIDEO, Full Text
Using New Language, President Shows Understanding for Both Sides in Middle East
Obama's Cairo speech
Shibley Telhami on Obama’s Historic Speech

archived June 5, 2009

Energy policy - May 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Krugman: Empire of carbon (China)
Saudi must rein in soaring power consumption
Thriving Norway provides an economics lesson
Australia delays carbon trading scheme until 2011

archived May 19, 2009

Geopolitics - May 15

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Report: Climate change will bring big problems for small number of countries
Moscow warns of future energy wars
King Abdullah of Jordan's ultimatum: peace now or it’s war next year
Pipelineistan goes Af-Pak

archived May 15, 2009

Iraq - May 7

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Heritage Oil strikes big in Kurdish Iraq
Oil groups set to end 40-year exile from Iraq
Iraq bloodshed rises as US allies defect

archived May 7, 2009

Food & agriculture - May 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Report: "Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops" (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Biochar good news, bad news
Brazil slave labor complaints rise (sugarcane ethanol)
Egypt orders slaughter of all pigs over swine flu

archived May 3, 2009

Geopolitics - May 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

While we moan, the Chinese get on with it
China tightens grip on rare earths
‘Failing state’ Yemen may send terror to Gulf as economy fades

archived May 3, 2009