Coal Use Expected To Rise In Next Few Years

By: Tuesday January 13, 2015 8:30 am

The world’s demand for coal will grow to 9 billion tonnes by 2019, according to a report┬áreleased last month from the International Energy Agency. In spite of all efforts to reduce its consumption, oversupply and low prices are still attractive to many countries, especially in Asia, to fulfill demands for electricity. The only two continents [...]

TPP And ‘Pivot To Asia’ Facing Backlash

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 9:13 am

For those unaware of the new US “grand strategy” it involves not just overthrowing governments in Ukraine to expand power into Eurasia but also trying to encircle East Asia’s newest power, China. Called throughout Washington policy circles as the “Pivot to Asia” plan to encircle China involves both moving greater military forces into the region [...]

Snowden Reveals America and Britain Spied On G20 Members

By: Monday June 17, 2013 5:36 am

Something tells me the State Department staff are not Edward Snowden fans. The first set of Guardian leaks came right before the Sino-American summit on cybersecurity where the United States was preparing to take a firm line with China regarding alleged cyber-attacks. Now the Guardian is reporting that documents disclosed by Snowden reveal that British [...]

Australian Court: Standard and Poor’s Liable for Bad Ratings on Securities

By: Monday November 5, 2012 12:26 pm

This will get approximately no attention today, but a federal court in Australia ruled that Standard and Poor’s, the credit rating agency, lied to investors when they awarded their highest, triple-A rating to derivative securities that lost their value within two years of purchase. The court ruled for a series of local councils in Australia, [...]

Trainers, Marines, Troops Everywhere; More US Deployments Around the Globe

By: Wednesday November 16, 2011 1:35 pm

I noticed yesterday that military leaders appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee let slip that the withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq would include some not-withdrawals. In fact, a handful would be left behind as trainers. The New York Times writes that up: Some United States forces will remain as military trainers on [...]

Carbon Emissions Reach Record High in 2010

By: Monday May 30, 2011 11:58 am

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported that global carbon emissions set a record in 2010, rebounding from the recession to exceed 2008 levels. The EPA found in April that US carbon emissions dipped in 2009, mirroring the rest of the world. But though the recession has recovered in 2010 slowly in the industrialized world, and [...]

Obama Postponing Asia/Australia Trip Until June, Focusing on Health Care

By: Thursday March 18, 2010 10:12 am

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs just announced that the President would postpone until June a trip to Indonesia and Australia to focus on the health care bill. Obama originally had the trip scheduled for today, but he pushed it back to Sunday to focus on the vote. Now, with the vote expected on Sunday, he cancelled [...]

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