<p>Mortimer Zuckerman, the chairman and editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report, announced on November 25, 2011 that America's energy problems are over thanks to the shale gas revolution. Unfortunately, this is not really true.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2011-12-05/reality-check-us-oil-imports-and-shale-revolution-mortimer-zuckerman">read more</a></p>
<p>Has ExxonMobil -- the annoyingly prissy schoolboy who always obeys the teacher -- risked weakening one of its distinguishing pillars in order to break into a single oil patch? And if so, could that shake up the global oil market along with geopolitics?</p>
<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/Hubbert-graph-Lt-Pike-550x312.thumbnail.png" alt="" title="" class="image image-thumbnail" width="100" height="57" /></span>Big Oil's campaign for energy complacency is picking up steam. They say tar sands and fracking are bringing a new era of plenty. But whatever happened to peak oil?</p>
<p>-Onshore wind energy to reach parity with fossil-fuel electricity by 2016<br />
-Gas Companies Caught Using Military Tactics To Overcome Drilling Concerns<br />
-EU biofuel target seen driving species loss: study<br />
-New study suggests EU biofuels are as carbon intensive as petrol<br />
-Local Power: Boulder Considers Moving Off the Grid</p>
<p>To minimal serious coverage in the media and on the internet, the <i>Nord Stream</i> was inaugurated in Lubmin on Germany's Baltic Coast on Nov. 8 in the presence of Pres. Medvedev of Russia and the prime ministers of Germany, France, and the Netherlands, plus the director of Gazprom, Russia's gas exporter, and the European Union's Energy Commissioner. This is a geopolitical game-changer.</p>
<p>- U.S. to Delay Decision on Pipeline Until After Election<br />
- Is the Pipeline Victory a Turning Point for the Climate Movement<br />
- Bill McKibben on pipeline delay: We won, you won<br />
- Depressing climate-related trends – but who gets it? (bad trend in arctic sea ice)</p>
<p><a href="http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2011-11-14/climate-and-xl-pipeline-nov-14">read more</a></p>
<p>Wall Street is the best immediate target for a protest against financial inequity and corporate money in politics. Now, as Occupy movements pop up across the globe, Occupiers may be interested to know that big oil companies are as guilty as big banks in buying politicians and squeezing the 99%.
<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/amanda_with_book.thumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-thumbnail" width="82" height="100" /></span>At first glance, Jan Lundberg and Amanda Kovattana seem like unlikely kindred spirits.
<p>If you live in the United States and bother to turn on your television, it's almost impossible to avoid ads telling you that natural gas from shale is both abundant and environmentally safe to develop. In these ads, so many happy people seem to enjoy burning natural gas that it would be difficult to imagine that their smiles might come to a premature end.</p>
<p>A group of distinguished energy experts representing academia, industry, think tanks, and non-profit organizations will meet Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 10:30 am in front of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to call for "Truth in Energy"regarding the possibility of a near-term oil crisis and long-term oil shortages.
<p>If one can’t rely on Daniel Yergin for soothing reassurances about the state of the global oil market, who you gonna call?</p>
<p>Since 2005, Yergin and his associates at CERA have massively reduced their projected rate of increase in Global Total Liquids “capacity.”</p>
<p>- New York Times: The Arctic and the Lessons of the Gulf<br />
- Sen. Murkowski: U.S. Must be a Leader in Offshore Oil Production<br />
- Putin’s Russia will lead a ‘new era of Arctic industrialisation’</p>
<p><a href="http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2011-10-23/preparing-drill-arctic-waters-oct-23">read more</a></p>
<p>A much-trumpeted partnership of one of today's most celebrated scientists and the world's largest publicly traded oil company seems stalled in its aim of creating mass-market biofuel from algae, and may require a new agreement to go forward. The disappointment experienced thus far by scientist J.
<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/ODAC.thumbnail.JPG" alt="" title="" class="image image-thumbnail" width="100" height="45" /></span>Both the IEA and OPEC cut their oil demand forecasts this week for 2011 and 2012 on the worsening economic outlook...</p>
<p>Increasingly, those of us who were ready to move with President Obama four years ago are deciding to leave normal channels and find new forms of action. Here's an example: by year's end the president has said he will make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude oil from the tar sands of northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. </p>