Middle East

Water - Oct 15

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Hidden wells, dirty water
Bottled water versus tap: Which is safer to drink?
Bottled water firm steamed about Miami-Dade water ads
Water: a source of Middle East peace?

archived October 15, 2008

Energy producers - Oct 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Iraqi government fuels 'war for oil' theories by putting reserves up for biggest ever sale
Venezuela to survive crisis despite oil fall
Abu Dhabi: 'We need slaves to build monuments'

archived October 13, 2008

Economics - Oct 12

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Resurgence of risk - a primer on the develop(ed) credit crunch
Locabucks: Are local currencies a way to escape the liquidity trap?
Chris Cook: A new dawn for Iran (the 'carbon dollar' based on energy )
Reality Report episodes on economics

archived October 12, 2008

Energy producers - Oct 5

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Boomtown Dubai feels effects of a global crisis
The party's over for Iceland
Bolivia: defeat of the right
Behind the bluster, Russia Is collapsing

archived October 5, 2008

Prices - Oct 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Crude (manipulating the price of oil)
BP: 'We should see volatility increase'
The upside to global energy scarcity
Global crude oil prices and the GCC

archived October 3, 2008

Electricity & water - Aug 25

Staff, Energy Bulletin

TVA electric rate increase largest in 34 years
Energy-rich Gulf faces power shortage of unprecedented proportions
Demand for water and electricity to grow remarkably in Abu Dhabi
The Economist: Running dry

archived August 25, 2008

Food & agriculture - Aug 22

Staff, Energy Bulletin

A modest proposal for sustainable eating (Slow Food)
Saudi Arabia: Feeding its own people more cheaply
Food price rises push 14m to the brink of starvation
Charles's fantasy farming won't feed Africa's poor
6 ways mushrooms can save the world
Costs spiral for cigar-leaf farms

archived August 22, 2008

Peak oil, prices, supplies - Aug 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Jad Mouawad: As oil giants lose influence, supply drops
A few speculators dominate vast market for oil trading
The future is now; the end of cheap oil
Russia sees oil output stalling
Raymond James: State of Russian oil ‘much worse than we would have imagined 6 months ago’

archived August 21, 2008

OPEC, peak oil and the end of cheap gas

Alfred Cavallo, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Amid all the discussion about peak oil, one voice has been conspicuously absent, that of the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). OPEC's position on the petroleum-resource question should be the decisive factor in this ongoing and seemingly inconclusive debate. The organization now supplies about 42 percent of the world's petroleum ...

archived August 19, 2008

Fossil fuels - August 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Oman turns to coal for power
Carbon sequestration frustration
Oil shale stuck between rock and wild place

archived August 19, 2008