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Iraq About to Flood Oil Market in New Front of OPEC Price War

(Bloomberg) — Iraq is taking OPEC’s strategy to defend its share of the global oil market to a new level.

The nation plans to boost crude exports by about 26 percent to a record 3.75 million barrels a day next month, according to shipping programs, signaling an escalation of OPEC strategy to undercut U.S. 208 more words


China and Oil

China’s history is lost in antiquity.

Prior to the 19th century, China’s rulers did not think of China in terms of being a modern nation state … it was, instead, the central kingdom, a civilization due respect, if not fealty, from all who approached it. 906 more words


Drinking coffee puts lead in your pencil

Hey – not any dumber than a contrived phrase like “erectile dysfunction”!

A daily dose of caffeine may reduce the odds of erectile dysfunction…Researchers analyzed dietary information to estimate the daily caffeine intake of 3,724 men who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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Widom Larsen Superconducting Hydrides and Directed Speculation

Things I do late at night when sleep evades…

It was about 1 A.M. and “laying in bed eyes wide open” time. So I reached over and grabbed the tablet. 2,922 more words

Science Bits

Poland Dealing With Wind and Germany with Coal

Over on Tallblokes there’s an article about Poland building a new coal plant. They need energy. They have coal. It works. They are building. I really like the Polish people. 1,440 more words

Political Current Events

Test your sustainability knowledge!

Earlier this week, Facilities Management hosted a quiz game for its employees during Facilities Management Week. The Facilities Management Green Team developed the quiz, and the first round of questions was all about sustainability. 155 more words


Tesla Powerblock and the Gigafactory

If Tesla BEVs and Powerwalls can’t use all the batteries being built in the gigafactory, can Tesla’s Powerblock save the day?

The factory was built to supply 500,000 Tesla vehicles yearly, but it’s very unlikely Tesla will reach sales of that magnitude in 2020. 901 more words