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TAQA Arabia Using All Options to Address Egypt's Energy Crisis

May 6, 2015 by Jared Anderson

Egypt Energy Crisis

Egyptian energy production and distribution company TAQA Arabia is working to help tackle the country’s acute energy shortages. Egypt is struggling with electricity generation and delivery issues – among other energy-related problems – that require flexible solutions.[read more]

Getting Real About Energy in Cubic Miles of Oil

February 26, 2015 by Ripudaman Malhotra

Today, with plummeting oil prices and news reports of US oil production poised to exceed that of Saudi Arabia’s, there is a perception on the street that there is no energy crisis. Yet just a few years ago, we were all talking about one. Have things changed so dramatically so fast?[read more]

Are You Driving the Right Car for an Oil Crisis?

July 31, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe

With further escalation in hostilities in Iraq as the militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria tries to lock down more oil and gas assets, it is hard not to worry that an oil crisis might be looming. So far, the looming global instability has not ratcheted up US gasoline prices.[read more]

Daniel Yergin: US Oil Output Helping Avert Crisis

July 22, 2014 by Edward Dodge

US Oil Production and Crisis Aversion

Daviel Yergin stated that if not for the recent domestic boom in tight oil production the U.S. would be in trouble. “I’m convinced we’d be looking at an oil crisis,” he said. “We’d have panic in the public. We’d have inflamed congressional hearings and we’d have the U.S. economy falling back into a recession.”[read more]

Crisis of EU Refining Industry: Threat to Our Energy Security? [VIDEO]

July 18, 2014 by David Thual

EU Refining Crisis

Fabrizio Barbaso, Deputy Director General of DG Energy at the European Commission, meets with leading energy journalist Hughes Belin for an exclusive interview on the European refining industry crisis and security of energy supply.[read more]

Individual Material Consumption, Guilt, and the Crisis in Global Sustainability

June 17, 2014 by Steven Cohen

A key question as we make the long transition to a sustainable and renewable economy and culture is the role of individual responsibility and personal lifestyle. In the end, our individual behavior as "consumers" adds up to the crisis of sustainability, but the causes of this crisis are far from simple.[read more]

Converging Energy Crises, And How our Current Situation Differs from the Past

June 7, 2014 by Gail Tverberg

Energy Crises and the Past

As humans’ control of energy improved, human population grew and the population of other species fell. According to Niles Eldredge, the Sixth Mass Extinction began 100,000 years ago, when there were fewer than 100,000 people on the planet, back in the days of hunter-gatherers.[read more]

Is Solar Energy the Answer to Brazil's Energy Crisis?

April 2, 2014 by Herman Trabish

Brazil Energy Crisis and Solar

The newest energy project from world-leading solar power module maker Yingli Green Energy is a 1-megawatt installation located at Brazil's Arena Pernambuco soccer stadium, which is the site of five upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup matches.[read more]

Imposing 'High Costs' on Russia Would be Costly for All Involved

March 21, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Russia and International Response

One day after a disputed and widely deemed unlawful referendum in Crimea, the Crimean Parliament declared Crimea’s independence from Ukraine, formally asking Russia to annex it, the New York Times reports. This comes after 96.6% of voters in Crimea support joining Russia.[read more]

Russia and the Ukraine: The Energy Angle

March 20, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe

Even with all the continuing speculation and debate about Vladimir Putin’s nationalistic motives for Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, there still seems to be room for more thoughtful consideration of the oil and gas aspects of the ongoing conflict.[read more]


Then and Now: Mapping Fuel Choice in the 21st Century

November 8, 2013 by Luke Currin

Fuel Crises and Choices

Although we face similar energy challenges, crises, and opportunities we did in the late 1970s, things like climate change, globalization and the digital era have fundamentally changed the way we actually approach energy issues.[read more]

Two Views of Our Current Economic and Energy Crisis

October 17, 2013 by Gail Tverberg

Economy and Energy

As the US addresses possible debt default and government shutdown, the underlying reason for the predicament is generally not clear. The story in the press has been conflicts between the Democrats and Republicans. It seems to me that the problem is much deeper.[read more]

Energy Projects Seem Less Urgent in A Post-Energy-Crisis World

September 17, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Post-Energy-Crisis World


To someone living in 1974, the idea of mass protests to block a pipeline for importing oil would have seemed incomprehensible. Yet the current opposition to so many different energy projects can also be viewed as a consequence of recent energy successes on a broad front.[read more]


It Takes a Crisis: Climate Change and Energy Policy

June 7, 2013 by Peter Z. Grossman

With respect to energy policy, major initiatives have required a perceived crisis either ongoing or recently past. Without a crisis, proposed energy and climate legislation has typically gone into committee to die.[read more]

Energy Crisis Prices Persist

July 22, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

Watching oil prices is a hard habit to break, once formed. They're always moving up and down, sometimes for obvious reasons and sometimes not. It has probably escaped most observers' notice that the magnitude of this year's price moves has exceeded the total nominal price of oil that prevailed not many years ago, yet without the sort of...[read more]