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VIDEO: Could Liquid Metal Battery Make Solar Power Viable Power Solution?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Science, Video

CNN Money has the story… The main thing I like about this is the founder’s business strategy. He envisions partnering with existing metal companies to outsource production of the batteries. What this means is that the normal, prohibitive upfront costs of green energy production should be a moot point. And the costs and profits can […]

September 7th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Still Baby Still…

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Energy, Gas, News, Oil

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May 16th, 2011 | Permalink| No Comments »

$5 Gas In 2012?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Gas, Oil

That’s what one former oil exec is saying and based on the increased demand we’re seeing in China…this doesn’t seem unlikely. From CNN Money: NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The former president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, says Americans could be paying $5 for a gallon of gasoline by 2012. In an interview with Platt’s Energy […]

December 28th, 2010 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

Exploded Oil Rig Paid Over $700K In Fines In 2010 Alone

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Disasters, Energy, Oil, Video

The Vermilion 380 blew up today, but it looks like we may have dodged an oily bullet. Still, could it have been prevented? Well, as the title suggest, it’s very likely. Because fines are usually in the thousands to tens of thousands. So, to be fined the better part of a million dollars is patently […]

September 2nd, 2010 | Permalink| No Comments »

Top Kill

By donar | Related entries in Barack, Cartoons, Disasters, Energy, Environment, Obama, Oil, Political Graffiti

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May 31st, 2010 | Permalink| 39 Comments »

Why Isn’t The Government Getting More Involved In Oil Spill?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Money, Oil

It seems to be a question that’s popping up a lot lately, and the simple answer is: they don’t know how to stop it. Of course they have the authority. The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 gives Obama all the authority he needs to take over the spill if need be. But the government just […]

May 24th, 2010 | Permalink| 49 Comments »

SHOCK: Oil Spill Leaking Nearly 4M Gallons Of Oil A Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Energy, Environment, Oil

Previous worst case scenarios estimated the spill to be pumping 2M gallons of oil a day into the gulf, but new numbers paint a much darker picture. Here’s how the two leaks shake out… Leak A: 70,000 barrels a day + Leak B: 25,000 barrels a day = 95,000 barrels a day One barrel of […]

May 23rd, 2010 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Rand Paul’s Sad, Slow Implosion

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, Energy, Libertarian, Oil, Regulations, Republicans, Senate, Video

First it was the wishy-washiness of the civil rights act repeal and now it’s criticism of the administration being tough on BP? Watch the video… Here’s the thing…yes, accidents happen on offshore oil rigs. However, most damage is mitigated by appropriate safety measures being put in place to keep spills to a minimum. However, recent […]

May 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Could Kevin Costner’s Oil Spill Centrifuge Help The Gulf?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Oil, Technology, Video

Ironically, the star of Waterworld (which I like…by the way) might be just the guy to help save the water in the Gulf of Mexico. Check out the nifty gadget he and his brother has been funding the development of (to the tune of $15M) for the past 15 years. Apparently, it can remove between […]

May 19th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Gov’t Doc Reveals Gulf Oil Gusher Could Yield Shocking 2M+ Gallons A Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Oil

A leaked document tells a sobering tale of 10x the amount we thought was escaping the ocean floor before… “The following is not public,” reads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Emergency Response document dated April 28. “Two additional release points were found today in the tangled riser. If the riser pipe deteriorates further, the […]

May 1st, 2010 | Permalink| 5 Comments »