Electricity

EU, U.K. Near Accord on British Energy Rescue Aid, People Say

Robert McLeod, Bloomberg UK

European Commission regulators and the U.K. government are close to an agreement on a 1.5 billion-pound ($2.7 billion) state bailout for British Energy Plc, the country's biggest power generator, people familiar with the situation said.

archived May 12, 2004
	

Coal supplies dwindle at U.S. power plants

STEVE JAMES, Reuters News Service

NEW YORK — Coal supplies at U.S. power plants are at their lowest levels in more than three years, sparking concern of possible blackouts this summer when demand is heavy for electricity to power air conditioners.

archived May 7, 2004
	

Energy sector could ignore waste wood as fuel, expert warns

staff reporter, Lets Recycle

The biomass power generation market could close its doors to wood recyclers if something is not done to address their misperceptions, an expert has said.

archived January 18, 2004
	

Russia Says 'No' to Nuclear Fusion Plant in Japan

Reuters, Planet Ark
archived January 15, 2004
	

Bush has energy hopes for brush

JEFF BARNARD, The Olympian

Says products could pay for forest thinning

archived January 15, 2004
	

When, and how exactly, does the party end?

Richard Duncan and Richard Heinberg, unknown

An interesting email discussion between Richard Duncan and Richard Heinberg concerning Duncan's Olduvai Theory of industrial collapse.

archived September 16, 2002
	

Power blackouts likely: Electricity systems are becoming ever more vulnerable, and there's no quick fix.

PHILIP BALL and Mark Peplow, Nature

Two groups of researchers have independently brought forward evidence of intrinsic weaknesses in the North American power grid. Their analyses both conclude that massive power blackouts such as the one that took out New York last summer are likely to happen again.

archived January 19, 2004
	

New Zealand faces dramatic electricy price rises

Renee Kiriona, New Zealand Herald

New Zealand - News Roundup: Dramatic electricity price rises are on the horizon for homes and businesses this year.

archived January 19, 2004
	

Oil production in decline

John Schneider, Cincinnati Post, Online Edition (US)

Producers currently discover about one barrel of "new oil" for every four barrels that are consumed worldwide, and there have been no large oil or gas discoveries in recent years. Anywhere. It gets worse. The world's largest oilfields have been producing for many decades and now require heroic measures (such as pumping in seawater or steam) to coax the oil from the ground.

archived April 20, 2004