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  • 'Hydrogen highway' bad route, group says; Alternative fuel championed by governor flawed

    11/20/2004 10:02:46 AM PST · by SierraWasp · 132 replies · 5,833+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/20/04 | Harrison Sheppard
    'Hydrogen highway' bad route, group saysAlternative fuel championed by governor flawed, but proponents say give it more time By Harrison SheppardSACRAMENTO BUREAU Saturday, November 20, 2004 - SACRAMENTO -- A report by a libertarian think tank seeks to debunk Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plans for a "hydrogen highway" by claiming hydrogen-fueled vehicles will make little difference in reducing harmful emissions. The report released this week by the Reason Foundation argues that even while hydrogen itself may be clean-burning, the processes used to manufacture and distribute hydrogen are dirty enough to nearly negate the benefits -- and the cost of conversion isn't...
  • Coal-to-diesel plant moves closer to becoming a reality

    07/25/2004 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 15 replies · 1,019+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, July 25, 2004 | Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press
    Fill 'er up with ... coal? GILBERTON, Pa. -- Cars running on coal? It could happen in this country -- some day. John Rich Jr., whose family has worked the anthracite coal seams of eastern Pennsylvania for a century, plans to turn a $100 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy into the nation's first commercial plant converting waste coal, or culm, into low-emissions diesel fuel. Updating a technology first developed by German scientists in the 1920s, the $612 million plant would produce 5,000 barrels of diesel a day, eliminate hundreds of unsightly culm banks, and provide jobs in...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Killing germs, reducing waste, making oil: TDP might be the next big thing

    02/28/2004 9:46:17 PM PST · by grundle · 40 replies · 606+ views
    USA Today ^ | 1/22/2004 | Andrew Kantor
    <p>This was going to be a column about oil. Instead, it's also about disease, poison, and a cool way to get rid of both. Actually, it's about a new technology — a new process that is going to make a Difference. One that's going to change things, and one you're going to be hearing a lot more about.</p>
  • Mining the moon for energy on Earth

    01/21/2004 1:51:15 PM PST · by Darkshadow · 17 replies · 1,413+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Jan. 19, 2004 | By SUSANNE QUICK
    Mining the moon for energy on Earth Bush's space visions kindle zeal for project of Madison scientists By SUSANNE Posted: Jan. 19, 2004 Forget about drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison think all the energy we need for the next millennium can be found on the moon. UW-Madison Photo/Joe Koshollek Gerald Kulcinski, a University of Wisconsin-Madison nuclear engineering professor, displays the only helium-3 reactor in the world, which is in his lab at the university. Helium-3 litters the moon's surface, he says. The energy source, helium-3, literally litters the...
  • Will Baron Rothschild give shares to President Putin?

    10/30/2003 7:20:23 PM PST · by veryone · 7 replies · 618+ views ^ | 10/30/2003 | Dmitry Slobodanuk
    Will Baron Rothschild give shares to President Putin? It seems that the main problem is solved: oil oligarch, head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky is waiting for his attorney in a cosy chamber meant for four prisoners of the detention center #4. But according to the Russian tradition, as soon as people do something they start thinking why it has been done. As it turns out, this aspect of the problem has not been considered yet. The Russian mass media report that for fear to lose the control over Yukos, Russia's largest and one of the world largest oil companies, the...
  • CIA declined intelligence, former official says

    10/21/2003 10:03:34 PM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 826+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/22/03 | Bill Gertz
    <p>The CIA and the Iraq Survey Group failed to pursue information that Iraq smuggled uranium to Iran five years ago, according to a former State Department official.</p> <p>The former Reagan administration official, Michael Ledeen, said in an interview that the CIA also blocked the Pentagon from pursuing contacts with an Iranian informant who provided information that "saved lives" of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.</p>
  • Russia Energy Minister:Pricing In Euros Up To Private Oil Companies

    10/12/2003 3:31:49 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies · 518+ views
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | Fri Oct 10, 8:06 AM ET | Anna Raff
    MOSCOW -(Dow Jones)- Russian Energy Minister Igor Yusufov said Friday that the government won't play an active role in shifting the denomination of oil contracts from U.S. dollars to euros. "It's a decision that will ultimately be made between the buyer and the seller," Yusufov told reporters at a briefing. "I don't see anything negative in going into a euro-based system." Yusufov's statement comes one day after Russian President Vladimir Putin (news - web sites) said that pricing of oil contracts in euros was "possible". Yusufov said that he saw a possible deal between Russia's largest oil company YukosSibneft, a...
  • Putin: Why Not Price Oil in Euros?

    10/10/2003 10:01:54 PM PDT · by zacyak · 23 replies · 700+ views
    moscow times ^ | Oct. 10, 2003 | Catherine Belton
    President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia could switch its trade in oil from dollars to euros, a move that could have far-reaching repercussions for the global balance of power -- potentially hurting the U.S. dollar and economy and providing a massive boost to the euro zone. "We do not rule out that it is possible. That would be interesting for our European partners," Putin said at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in the Urals town of Yekaterinburg, where the two leaders conducted two-day talks. "But this does not depend solely on us. We do not want...

    09/29/2003 1:58:54 AM PDT · by kattracks · 16 replies · 283+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/29/03 | NICOLE GELINAS
    <p>September 29, 2003 -- FORGET anger on the Arab street. The emotion pervading OPEC, the offshore haven for the world's richest Mideast despots, is fear.</p> <p>At first glance, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries seems in fine form. The Saudi-dominated price-fixing cartel met in Vienna Wednesday to cut oil production quotas by 3.5 percent. The move proved the cartel can still shock: The surprise pushed oil-future prices up 5 percent and sent stock markets tumbling.</p>
  • Massive power cut hits Italy

    09/27/2003 8:56:50 PM PDT · by bd476 · 163 replies · 615+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 28, 2003
    The civil protection agency in Italy says a power cut has left large parts of the country in darkness. A spokesman said that as yet it was not possible to say how many areas were affected, or what the cause of the blackout was. The BBC's David Willey in Rome said he woke to find that there was no power at all, and only battery-powered appliances were working. He says that Rome, the Vatican and Naples are among the areas affected.
  • Iraq Invites Foreign Oil-Firm Offers

    09/25/2003 10:18:50 AM PDT · by BOBTHENAILER · 28 replies · 416+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 25, 2003 | CHIP CUMMINS
    <p>VIENNA -- Iraq's oil minister, in his strongest overtures so far to foreign investors, invited international oil companies to pitch investment ideas to Baghdad and said the country's interim government plans to quickly seek outside help in developing its vast but dilapidated petroleum industry.</p>
  • Senate Funds Nuclear Weapon Research in Approving Energy Bill

    09/17/2003 7:28:23 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 1 replies · 422+ views
    NTI Global Security Newswire ^ | 9/17/2003 | NTI Staff
    The U.S. Senate yesterday approved the Bush administration’s full request for research into new types of nuclear weapons, rejecting a Democratic effort to eliminate funding for those and other nuclear weapon activities (see GSN, Sept. 16). The Senate voted 53-41 to reject an amendment offered by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) that would have eliminated $21 million requested by the Bush administration to explore earth-penetrating and low-yield nuclear weapons. Their amendment would also have delayed site selection for a new plutonium “pit” production facility and ended an effort to reduce the time needed to prepare for resuming...
  • Nuke Plant Guarantees Out of Energy Bill; Plan to Help Nuclear Plants With Loan Guarantees Shelved

    09/09/2003 12:02:05 PM PDT · by Brian S · 4 replies · 258+ views
    The Associated Press WASHINGTON Sept. 9 — A plan to help build nuclear power plants with federal loan guarantees has been shelved as part of Congress' energy bill, according to supporters of the program. Still, lawmakers are continuing to discuss ways to help the nuclear industry develop the next generation of reactors, including expansion of government-sponsored research and tax benefits for such plants, according to people involved in the discussions. The proposed loan guarantees had been included in legislation the Senate was considering but fell by the wayside when that version was abandoned in favor of one that contained only...
  • Bacteria-powered battery runs on a sweet tooth

    09/08/2003 8:30:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 4 replies · 374+ views
    USA Today ^ | 9/7/2003 | Elizabeth Weise
    <p>Scientists at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst have developed a battery that uses iron-breathing bacteria to eat the sugars in carbohydrates and turn them into electricity. Previous research has shown it is possible to use microbes to turn organic matter into electricity, but the process required the use of added materials to shuttle the electrons, making such fuel cells expensive and not long-lasting.</p>

    08/21/2003 9:10:55 AM PDT · by show me state · 63 replies · 606+ views ^ | August 21, 2003 | Alex Cukan
    <p>Following the major blackout on the East Coast last week, the demand for Distributed Generation -- using small, on-site power plants -- is heating up.</p> <p>Distributed Generation is like having a small power plant on-site at a commercial or industrial property. While the property still is connected to the grid, it gets its heat and power from natural gas fired generators so it never has to lose power in a blackout.</p>
  • Ambitious Bush Plan Undone by Energy Politics

    08/20/2003 12:15:28 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 17 replies · 338+ views
    The New York Times????? ^ | 8/19/03 | ELISABETH BUMILLER and JEFF GERTH
    ASHINGTON, Aug. 19 — President Bush stood at a gasoline station near his ranch in Texas today and said he had been calling for an energy bill to modernize the nation's electricity grid "for a long time." Mr. Bush is quite right. A comprehensive energy policy was part of his platform as a candidate for president and seemed prescient from his very first week in office, when he was forced to ensure there was enough power in California to ease the state's rolling blackouts. By May 2001, largely because of the California crisis, Mr. Bush had released his energy plan....
  • Anything into Oil (Change trash & sewage to oil for $15@barrel)

    08/20/2003 6:34:41 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 51 replies · 6,055+ views
    DISCOVER Vol. 24 No. 5 ^ | May 2003 | Brad Lemley
    DISCOVER Vol. 24 No. 5 (May 2003) Table of Contents Anything into Oil Technological savvy could turn 600 million tons of turkey guts and other waste into 4 billion barrels of light Texas crude each year By Brad Lemley Photography by Tony Law Gory refuse, from a Butterball Turkey plant in Carthage, Missouri, will no longer go to waste. Each day 200 tons of turkey offal will be carted to the first industrial-scale thermal depolymerization plant, recently completed in an adjacent lot, and be transformed into various useful products, including 600 barrels of light oil. In an industrial park in...
  • Slammer worm crashed Ohio nuke plant network

    08/19/2003 11:12:23 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 10 replies · 673+ views ^ | 8/19/03 | Kevin Poulsen
    The Slammer worm penetrated a private computer network at Ohio's Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in January and disabled a safety monitoring system for nearly five hours, despite a belief by plant personnel that the network was protected by a firewall, SecurityFocus has learned. The breach did not post a safety hazard. The troubled plant had been offline since February, 2002, when workers discovered a 6-by-5-inch hole in the plant's reactor head. Moreover, the monitoring system, called a Safety Parameter Display System, had a redundant analog backup that was unaffected by the worm. But at least one expert says the case...
  • CA: Deal clears the way for fuel cell cars in California

    08/19/2003 4:07:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 767+ views
    EE Times ^ | August 18, 2003 (4:17 p.m. ET) | Charles J. Murray
    PARK RIDGE, Ill. — California and the automotive industry settled their legal differences last week, setting the stage for the emergence of fuel cell cars and likely writing off any broad acceptance of battery-powered vehicles. General Motors Corp., DaimlerChrysler Corp., Isuzu Motors Ltd. and approximately a dozen vehicle dealers agreed to drop their lawsuit against the state in return for new zero-emission-vehicle regulations that would no longer force automakers to build battery-powered cars."The key is the enactment of those [regulations]," said a GM spokesman. "Once that happens, all of us will dismiss the lawsuit and move forward."Issued by the California...