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The Eastern Leak : Changing Ties Between Bulgaria and Russia

Pierre-Olivier Bussières

Introduction

Bulgaria is a good example of how Cold War rhetoric still affects the way pundits and scholars analyse Russia’s foreign policy. Most recently, Bulgaria’s decision to support Moscow in its gas war against Ukraine has lead many in the West to believe Russia was again gaining influence in the Balkans. 4,675 more words

Russia

Troubling Interdependency of Water and Power -- The New York Times

From The New York Times (Felicity Barringer):

In Modesto, Calif., utility records chart an 18 percent rise in farmers’ energy use in 2014 compared with 2013.

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Colorado Water

China to finance huge coal power projects in Pakistan

By Rog Tallbloke, follow him on Twitter @RogTallbloke

Asian countries don’t have the same paranoia as many Western governments about using coal to provide much-needed electricity to their vast populations. 472 more words

Foreign Affairs

A must read

There are few people who think so thoughtfully and clearly about energy in its fullest sense as Walt Patterson. He is trained as a nuclear physicist and has published thirteen books and hundreds of papers, articles and reviews, on nuclear power, coal technology, renewable energy, energy systems, energy policy and electricity. 348 more words

Energy Policy

End Energy Subsidies

By Chris Edwards – Re-Blogged From http://www.downsizinggovernment.org

The energy industry has been heavily regulated and subsidized by the federal government for decades. The Department of Energy’s array of subsidy programs grew out of atomic research efforts of the 1950s, responses to the energy crisis of the 1970s, and concerns about conservation and global warming in recent decades. 1,992 more words

GDP & Employment

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #177

The Week That Was: April 18, 2015 – Brought to You by www.SEPP.org The Science and Environmental Policy Project

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, SEPP – Re-Blogged From… 2,483 more words

GDP & Employment

Yedlin: Canadian energy oversight wins high praise

HOUSTON – There was no mistaking Rex Tillerson’s message to delegates at the annual IHS CERAWeek Energy conference here Tuesday: The United States needs to up its game on how it approves critical infrastructure and regulates its energy sector. 851 more words

Energy