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China Takes Gold in Methanol Fuel

In 2007 China surpassed Japan as the world’s second largest importer of oil behind the United States.  Yet it is not sitting idly by content with increasing oil imports.   According to U.S. Methanol Institute President & CEO John Lynn, “China is showing the rest of the world how clean transportation fuels can be made from coal.”  Methanol is now a strategic transportation fuel in China and the rest of the world should take note.

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Take The ‘Post’ Out of Cold War: Russia’s Invasion of Georgia

Kevin Rosner writes that Russia’s invasion of Georgia meant to shake the foundations of the Saakashvili government, expand Russian influence inside this strategic Caucasus state and to reassert its dominance in a neighborhood it considers its own. The act marks the end of the post Cold War era and thrusts the world into unchartered territory with Europe’s energy security in the balance.

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Germany's Energy Insecurity

As Europe’s industrial powerhouse, structural changes to the country's energy and power sectors have staggering implications both for its economy and for the security of its own energy supply.  Is Germany sacrificing its national security to climate change and environmental concerns?  The anti-nuclear lobby has morphed into the anti-coal lobby and, if successful, Germany's dependence on imported Russian hydrocarbons will only deepen. 

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Terrorism & Public Utility Infrastructure Protection

Terrorism & Public Utility Infrastructure ProtectionPublic utilities are not only a preferred target of terrorists but can also be used as a weapon to launch chemical or biological attacks against human populations.  Can the nation stand up to the myriad challenges we face and act to improve utility and energy infrastructure security? Whom do we turn to for answers?
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35 Years After the Arab Oil Embargo

35 Years After the Arab Oil EmbargoWith the price of oil at historic highs and U.S. oil import dependency holding steady Jay Hakes presents new information that has come to light on the first Arab oil embargo.  What does OPEC’s past performance tell us about its future behavior?  
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