Era Of Cheap, Subsidized Gasoline To End In United Arab Emirates

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Global oil prices have remained fairly low for most of this year, which should be good news for people in most of the industrialized world. But that's not the case in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. The continued slump in prices has prodded the seven-state federation to make a somewhat radical change in policy. DON'T MISS: IMF: Fossil Fuels. oil Middle East energy policy United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia

Oil is cheap, so Kuwait raised its own gas price to compensate

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Cheap gasoline is good news for the economies of most countries, but not those that rely on oil exports. The sustained fall in global prices has led oil-producing countries to search for ways to keep their revenues up. In some cases, that means cutting back on cheap gas for their own citizens. DON'T MISS: Even Saudi Arabia vows to end its. oil Middle East energy policy United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand.

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IEA World Energy Outlook view on the transport sector to 2035; passenger car fleet doubling to almost 1.7B units, driving oil demand up to 99 mb/d; reconfirming the end of cheap oil

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) last week launched the 2011 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO), the current edition of its annual flagship publication assessing the threats and opportunities facing the global energy system out to 2035. At a high level, the report notes that there are few signs that the urgently needed change in direction in global energy trends is underway. Oil and the Transport Sector: Reconfirming the End of Cheap Oil.

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Earth Policy Institute Joins

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"S ustaining our early twenty-first century global civilization now depends on shifting to a renewable energy-based, reuse/recycle economy with a diversified transport system. The first is a restructuring of the global economy so that it can sustain civilization.

2006 130

Tom Friedman on Gas Prices, Honesty, Obama, and Electric Cars

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One cornerstone of the policy is cheap gas. Now the pressures of a changing global market have provoked a precipitous rise in gasoline prices for the heretofore protected American driver. We need to pay more for gasoline to keep up market pressure for more fuel efficient vehicles. Good policy according to Friedman would keep gasoline from ever dropping below $4/gallon.

2008 100

Delivery of renewable isooctane to Audi tips interesting potential non-biomass pathway for biogasoline; “e-benzin” as solar fuel

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Last week, Audi and its partner Global Bioenergies announced that the first batch of renewable isooctane—which Audi calls “e-benzin”—using Global Bioenergies’ fermentative isobutene pathway (sugar→isobutene→isooctane) had been produced and presented to Audi by Global Bioenergies. Global Bioenergies, founded in 2008, has developed a synthetic isobutene pathway that, when implanted in a micro-organism, enables the organism to convert sugars (e.g.,

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Furthermore, changing the battery pack on say a Toyota Prius often costs a fortune, at least in most European countries, so such cars better be VERY cheap, but they’re not. Gasoline is burnt up and gone forever into the atmosphere and into our lungs.

Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector. With Saudi Arabia's refined fuel contributing to the global supply glut, what will be its impact on the refining markets especially those in Asia?

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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GE: The global stimulus bellwether FORTUNE 500 Current Issue Subscribe to Fortune (Fortune Magazine) -- Warren Buffett is famous for his rules of investing: When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact. It was announced in late September, as the global financial markets teetered on the abyss.

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Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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Smart-grid technologies can help utilities better integrate renewable energy sources and run the transmission grid more efficiently, said Allan Schurr, the vice president of strategy and development at IBMs Global Energy and Utilities practice, which is participating in about 50 projects. at the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. Create cheap clean energy, new badly needed green jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

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Seeking Alpha Home The Macro View Stocks & Sectors Global Markets ETFs Investing Ideas Breaking News Transcripts Register | Login Email: Password: Forgot Your Password? Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles [EV], plug-in hybrids [PHEV] and fuel cell vehicles [FCV] at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Early Days in the Obama Administration An Address I'd Like to Hear Global Warming Solutions Included in Transportatio. Thinking Globally, Acting Locally San Francisco City Carbon Collobarative 18th and 1. Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit.

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Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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0:00 / 4:40 Battery power for Chrysler The Circuit will be a purely plug-in car - there will be no gas tank or gasoline engine at all - with an expected range of 150 to 200 miles on a full charge. A few electric cars added to the mix will really boost that average, making things easier on the gasoline-powered side of the ledger. Further out, a Fiat-based extended range electric compact SUV - which will also be offered as a gasoline-powered vehicle - is planned for early 2012.

2009 30

QUB spin-out to commercialize to technique for production of MOFs; storage for natural gas vehicles

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By simply grinding together two cheap precursors in a basic milling machine, the MOF material is produced in a matter of minutes, in a powder form, ready for applications without further treatment, and without generating solvent waste. Becoming increasingly attractive due to a number of advantages over conventional, gasoline-fueled vehicles, NGVs still have issues around storage and refueling. Example of mechanochemical production of a MOF. Pichon et al. Click to enlarge.

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Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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And oil only seems cheap. Pioneering companies now have designs to turn gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles into all-electrics or plug-in hybrids, depending on how they’re built and the range their drivers need. The US can lead in a new, profitable, global business opportunity. We can add carbon filters to diesel trucks to get rid of black carbon—soot, which is another global health and climate problem. But let’s realize: defending our nation is never cheap.

2010 85

Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Renewables account for approximately 10-15% of the global energy infrastructure investment and according to New Energy Finance renewables have been hit hard by the global recession with a 47% in Q1 2009 vs. Q1 2008 ($13.3 Neil Auerbach is a Managing Partner at Hudson Clean Energy Partners which is a global private equity firm investing in renewable power, alternative fuels, energy efficiency and storage. Annual investment in the global renewables industry had grown from $16.5