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Obama, Pelosi and Reid Quash Attempts to Open Offshore Drilling

July 30, 2008
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Obama, Pelosi and Reid Quash Attempts to Open Offshore Drilling

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev), with tacit approval of Barack Obama are continuing to quash attempts by Republicans to bring legislation to a vote that would allow the US to join China off our shores by opening the Outer Continental Shelf to exploration by US companies. This...

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“Plug-In 2008″ Heralds the Dawning of a New Day for Hybrid Vehicles

July 25, 2008
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“Plug-In 2008″ Heralds the Dawning of a New Day for Hybrid Vehicles

Alternative energy proponents and the automotive world focused in on plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars in San Jose, Ca this week as Plug-In 2008, brought Detroit automakers together with utilities, component manufacturers and eco-tech entrepreneurs from around the world who are working on making plug-in electric cars a practical and commercial reality in...

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As Grid Parity Approaches, Solar Goes Mainstream

July 22, 2008
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As Grid Parity Approaches, Solar Goes Mainstream

There is a lot of conversation today about grid parity, that point at which the cost of a renewable energy source gains economic equality to the available non-renewable sources. Naturally, this has a lot to do with location as costs of both renewable and non-renewable and renewable energies vary wildly from place to place....

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Oil Prices Continue to Fall on Reports of Increased Supplies

July 16, 2008
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Oil Prices Continue to Fall on Reports of Increased Supplies

Oil prices fell again today at reports of increasing supplies contradicted industry expectations. Oil hit $132.10 near the open before struggling back up to $134.44. The Energy Information Administration reported U.S. crude oil supplies jumped by 3 million barrels last week. That’s a 6 million barrel swing from the 3 million barrel decline predicted...

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OPEC Declares the World Hostage to Iranian Oil Supplies

July 11, 2008
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OPEC Declares the World Hostage to Iranian Oil Supplies

Answering some questions as to who might be partially responsible for the skyrocketing oil prices and, in case someone hasn’t figured it out yet, revealing on whose side the OPEC countries stand, Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC’s secretary general has declared that, despite the fact that Iran produces less than 5% of OPEC’s 87 million...

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T Boon Pickens – Wind, Natural Gas are Keys to Oil Independence

July 8, 2008
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T Boon Pickens – Wind, Natural Gas are Keys to Oil Independence

T. Boon Pickens is a geologist by trade, made his billions in oil and has been a lifelong promoter of both T Boon Pickens and his latest project.  Today a national TV campaign kicked off his plan to help rid America of its dependence on foreign oil.  Simply called “The Plan” and featured on...

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Oil, is the Earth Running Out or Making More?

July 2, 2008
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While conventional science has believed since the mid 1700′s that oil is the byproduct of dead dinosaurs, ferns and trees being processed underground for millions of years and is therefore being depleted on a daily basis, a contradictory theory by Dr. Thomas Gold, the founder, and for over 20 years, the director of the...

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Alternative Energies Drive to Meet, Then Beat Coal

July 1, 2008
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Today, coal produces more than half the electricity consumed in America. Natural gas, nuclear and conventional hydroelectric make up another 45% meaning that combined, geothermal, wind and solar along with all the other alternative forms of power comprise a mere 5% of the total production into the US power grid. This statistic points out...

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Prediction: Oil Under $20 a Barrel by 2020

June 18, 2008
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You read it here first! Not only will oil be under $20 a barrel, the momentum in the war on terror, if we haven’t won by then, will have shifted heavily in favor of the “Good Guys” primarily because Muslim extremists will be starved for funds and no longer able to prosecute the war...

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Plug-in Vehicles – The Competition Begins

June 16, 2008
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Plug-in Vehicles – The Competition Begins

Not to be outdone by General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) announcement in early June that they will begin production of their new plug-in car, the 150 mpg Chevy Volt with an anticipated production run of 10,000 vehicles for the 2010 model year, Toyota (NYSE: TM) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) have jumped into the race with...

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