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

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted June 28, 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 13, 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 20, 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 19, 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...

Price of Uranium

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted April 9, 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...

Algae's Biofuel Bloom

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted April 1, 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,...

An Open Letter to Energy and Capital Readers

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 21, 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...

2007: Renewable Energy Gets Real, Part One

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 10, 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...

The Shift From Petrodollar to Petroeuro is Here

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted December 11, 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...

Commonwealth of Common Sense

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 16, 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...

Ethanol might as well be rocket fuel for this stock

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 20, 2006

Forget the recent drop in gas prices. Smoke and mirrors don't hide the real picture for that long. Countries and companies worldwide know that a long-term strategy for energy security involves not...

More Than a Lot of Hot Air

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted August 28, 2006

Like most entrepreneurs Roger Davey is a man that sees something that very few other people do. Because of it he takes risks, he works hard, and he pushes his dream down a road with no sure...