Archive | June, 2010

Bill Gates

Bill Gates and the Energy Research Dilemma

Cover of Bill Gates There is an idea that has been around for a long time, at least since the fall of 1973: All that stands between the United States and an abundant energy future is a lack of spending on research and development. It is as though the Knights Templar could find the Holy […]

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Insignia of the ROC Navy

The Chinese Navy Faces a Critical Watershed as the East Asian Strategic Balance Changes

Image via Wikipedia New strategic brinkmanship by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK); a now-clear determination by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to “more aggressively assert its territorial claims in regional waters”; the near-collapse of Japanese strategic cohesion during 2010; and the increasing signs of US political caution in North-East Asia, all point […]

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Oil - proved reserves.

Middle East Producers See More Heavy Oil in their Future

Image via Wikipedia Middle East oil countries should increase production of heavy oil as oil prices remain higher and improved technology makes it easier, those attending an industry conference in Bahrain were told. Bahrain’s oil minister, Abdulhussain Mirza, told the Heavy Oil World MENA conference that heavy oil reserves in the region were estimated at […]

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