A Different Kind of Power Plant
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?
Posted May 21, 2007
Energy and Capital Editor Chris Nelder reviews the present and future of steam-powered cars... and the burgeoning geothermal industry.
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
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
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 HodgePosted 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. . .
An Open Letter to Energy and Capital Readers
Posted February 22, 2007
Brian Hicks introduces Justice Litle, who comes to us from Agora Financial. As lead editor of Outstanding Investments, Justice's readers saw some great years. But that was only the beginning...
An OPEC of a Different Color
Posted January 30, 2007
Looming on the European horizon may be a new type of "natural gas OPEC" led by Russia. The secret to its success, however, will be its ability to operate under the global radar.
2007: Renewable Energy Gets Real, Part One
Posted January 11, 2007
It's clear that 2007 is the year when renewable energy finally gets real. That is, it will make sense as an investment just on the return alone, no matter what your politics or your view on climate change may be.
The Polar Dash for Oil
Posted December 29, 2006
As companies rush to find the new fields that will satiate our world's increasing demand for oil, their mad dash has pushed them to the ends of the earth, literally.
We Don't Know Jack
Posted December 21, 2006
Business Weeks claim that exotic offshore production from fields like Jack will tip the balance of supply and demand in the long term is a reprehensible speculation, just another verse in the swan song about cheap oil and endless economic expansion.
OPEC Admits New Member: More May Follow
Written by Luke BurgessPosted December 15, 2006
For the first time in over two decades, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which already produces over a third of the world's oil supply, extended its influence by admitting a new member, Angola, into the oil cartel.
The Shift From Petrodollar to Petroeuro is Here
Written by Luke BurgessPosted December 12, 2006
According to the latest quarterly review from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), oil-producing countries have reduced their U.S. dollar exposure to the lowest level in two years. Crude exporters are reportedly shifting oil income into euros, yen, and sterling as a hedge against a continuing tumble in the USD. This shift from petrodollar to petroeuro will have a catastrophic effect on the American economy.
Commonwealth of Common Sense
Posted November 17, 2006
One of the world's most expansive ethnic groups sits on vast quantities of fossil fuel reserves, spread out across national and even continental boundaries. Turkey, the nominal head and economically most mature of these, should turn its far-flung cousins to a renewable energy horizon.
Where You Can Find Gas to Fuel the World for 4,000 More Years
Posted October 31, 2006
Unless youre talking to one of the worlds few oceanic geologists, methane hydrates would most likely be an unfamiliar term. Yet these massive deposits of methane gas could turn into the next major energy source. And with the right push, they could be worth an inestimable amount of money one day soon.