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By Robert Rapier on Nov 14, 2010 with 166 responses

Inside Shell’s Bintulu GTL Plant

Robert Rapier writes about his recent tour of Shell’s gas-to-liquids plant in Malaysia.

By Robert Rapier on Nov 5, 2010 with 75 responses

The Stroke of a Pen

Bob Dinneen wants Congress to extend ethanol tax credits with “a stroke of the pen, a little bit of Whiteout, just change the date.”

By Kaid @ NRDC on Oct 20, 2010 with no responses

Massive Database Launched to Support Transit-Oriented Development

The Center for Transit-Oriented Development launched a web database that provides comprehensive information about more than 4,000 transit zones across the U.S.

By Robert Rapier on Oct 8, 2010 with 36 responses

U.S. Navy Pays Big Bucks for Biofuels

The U.S. military, as the single biggest consumer of fossil fuels in the world, are particularly interested in alternatives due to supply risks and price security.

By Samuel R. Avro on Sep 17, 2010 with 122 responses

$10M Purse Split Between Three 100 MPG Auto Teams

The Edison2 “Very Light Car” took home the grand prize of $5M while two other teams were awarded $2.5M each.

By Robert Rapier on Sep 2, 2010 with 112 responses

Leaked Study on Peak Oil Warns of Severe Global Energy Crisis

A study on energy supply conducted by a German military think tank reports on the potential for serious consequences as oil production declines.

By Staff on Aug 24, 2010 with 5 responses

World’s Energy Resources & Consumption (Infographic)

Global economic recession drove energy consumption lower in 2009 — the first such decline since 1982.

By Samuel R. Avro on Aug 19, 2010 with 28 responses

More than Half of UK’s Wind Farms Built in Areas Not Windy Enough

Britain has 2,906 wind turbines spread over 264 sites with a further 7,000 turbines planned for the next 12 years.

By Samuel R. Avro on Jul 19, 2010 with 6 responses

China Passes U.S. as World’s Top Energy Consumer

China consumed 2,252 million tons of ‘oil equivalent’ last year, which is about 4 percent more than the U.S. consumed.

By ABraxton on Jul 6, 2010 with 23 responses

Nissan Aims for Double Mileage with Infiniti M35 Hybrid

The M35 runs on Nissan hybrid technology and will be the company’s first full scale roll-out of its own hybrid engine.