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The Carbon Market

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted September 17, 2007

Under the Kyoto agreement (and even alongside it) a number of carbon reduction and trading schemes have been established, leading to what the New York Times says "will be the world's biggest commodity market, and it could become the world's biggest market over all.

Burning Man

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 14, 2007

To some, it's just a party, but this author found many useful lessons in sustainability and self-reliance at the annual Burning Man bacchanal.

Tar Sands: The Oil Junkie's Last Fix, Part 1

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted August 24, 2007

What we're seeing is likely the most environmentally destructive activity man has ever attempted, with a compliant government, insatiable demand and an endless supply of capital turning it into "a speeding car with a gas pedal and no brakes."

Shanghai Cooperation for Oil

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted August 22, 2007

A colleague of mine once suggested that I write a book called "Stuff that Stinks." It's not because I'm an olfactory snob, but because I find it hard to smell the rosy side of what most people call "progress." I find international energy to be particularly malodorous business.

The Hydrogen Economy

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 27, 2007 Editor Chris Nelder reveals what's really needed to build out the Hydrogen Economy, and separates the reality of useful fuel cells from the "hydrogen hype."

Trading Carbon Credits

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted July 23, 2007

The carbon market is quickly gaining steam. Nick takes a look at the latest details and offers ways to profit from this young industry.

Uranium Spot Prices Fall

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted July 19, 2007

The spot price for uranium has dropped recently to $130/lb. It’s been over six years since we’ve seen the spot price drop successively, does this signify the end for uranium?

Cellulosic Ethanol: 95 Billion Gallons of Opportunity

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted July 2, 2007

If we're ever to pry ourselves from oil's slippery grip, biofuels are going to have to be introduced on a much more massive scale. Cellulosic ethanol may hold the key to making that a reality.

The True Cost of Oil: $65 Trillion a Year?

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted June 29, 2007

The real reason $71 billion of new capital was poured into the renewables sector last year...

A Different Kind of Power Plant

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted June 14, 2007

We humans have been harnessing nature for ages. Today at Kibbutz Ketura here in the southern Israeli desert, I saw cows in pens and algae in tubes. Guess which excited me more?

Steam-Powered Cars

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 21, 2007

Energy and Capital Editor Chris Nelder reviews the present and future of steam-powered cars... and the burgeoning geothermal industry.

Receding Horizons

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted April 20, 2007

Back in 1946, you'd have seen a billboard along the route of today's I-70 suggesting that you "Get In On the Ground Floor" of real estate there to capitalize on the impending shale oil rush. And it's still not too late, because to this day there is not a single production-scale oil shale facility.

Fueling our Future Energy Needs

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted April 17, 2007

By 2030, the world will still be grasping for fossil fuels to meet its power demands. And despite the recent clamor for the development of renewable resources, the three major fossil fuels--oil, coal and gas--will be vital to the world's future energy needs.

Price of Uranium

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted April 10, 2007

Uranium's meteoric rise has only just begun. Today the other yellow metal not only breached the $100 per pound mark--it smashed it! The spot price for uranium soared to $113 per pound. But is it time to break out the champagne?

Algae's Biofuel Bloom

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted April 2, 2007

Algae is the highest yielding feedstock for biodiesel, producing 24 times more oil per acre, on average, than the next leading feedstock--palm oil at 635 gallons/acre/year. With numbers like that, it won't be long until the companies that perfect this technology will be going gangbusters. The investors that get in now on this next generation of biodiesel stand to make legendary profits. Learn how. . .