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Weekly Topics

Weekly Topics

During TEF's weekly meetings, TEF members discuss one topic that relates to a particular energy issue. In order to stimulate discussion, the TEF co-directors send out articles on the topic. Here is a list of topics and articles that have been covered so far this year:

Carbon Tax versus Cap-and-Trade
Overview: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists & Forbes & ThomasNet & McKinsey & Company
Exxon-Mobil Perspective: Stanford News Service
Article that demonstrates the on-going debate in Congress over the respective system: ClimateBiz
Pew Climate Center Opinion: Pew Climate Center

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Good summary: Renewable Energy World
Two specific/technical articles: ACORE & Foley Hoag LLP

Energy and China

Russia, China sign $25 billion energy deal: Associated Press
Economic downturn impacts on Chinese energy sector: China Daily
Clinton to tackle energy in China visit: Clean Tech Brief
China sustainable energy program: The China Sustainable Energy Program
EIA China Analysis: Energy Information Administration

Decentralized Generation

Overview: Local Power & Ramapo College & solarbuzz.com


Overview: Green Inc. & businessgreen.com
Wikipedia: Biofuels

Tidal Energy

Overview Tidal Electric & CNET
Tidal Video: Youtube

Russia, Georgia, and Energy

"Q&A: Conflict in Georgia": BBC
"Russia Yields the Energy Weapon": BBC
"Petropolitics at the heart of the Russia-Georgia Clash": Christian Science Monitor
Opinion Piece: "Russia's bid to control Caspian energy": The Boston Globe

Oil Economics

Nitty-gritty details: WTRG Economics
Blogging on the recent spike in prices: ndnblog.org
An editorial on pricing controversies: Time

Fossil Fuels

Peak Oil Primer: Energy Bulletin
Commentary on the Impact of Rising Gas Prices: Renewable Energy World
Fossil Fuels and Geopolitics: New York Times