American Technologists and Entrepreneurs Re-Set Russian Relations

RealClearPolitics — with Sir Tony Brenton Unsurprisingly, oil prices are up in reaction to the Syrian mess. It’s worth keeping in mind that President Putin is at the top of the list of world leaders who benefit from this. The linkage between oil prices and Russia’s revenues cannot be ignored in calibrating what has, and…

Big Data’s Green Creds

RealClearEnergy Some anniversaries pass with little fanfare.  The Altos, the world’s first personal computer, was invented 40 years ago by Xerox at their Silicon Valley PARC research labs.  Seeing it inspired Steve Jobs to create the epoch-changing Mac which led in turn to the proliferation of billions of computers around the globe.

R.I.P. Peak Oil As Oil Drum Closes Down

Real Clear Energy Print publications go out of business because the well of subscribers willing to pay for paper by snail-mail dries up. But it's rare for an on-line publication to close down because the well of ideas and content dries up. But this month the iconic blog The Oil Drum, announcedit's shutting down because of…