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Media headlines on the UN’s climate change discussions (formally known as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change or UNFCCC) look about the same as they did this time last year: “Climate Talks Unravelling as China and US Clash”; “World Climate Talks Going Backwards, EU says”; “Climate Talks Stumble”. Is anyone surprised? Did anyone really… » read more

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The “Fire of Genius”

“Patents provide the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.” Abraham Lincoln. The “fire of genius” does not underscore the importance of having an exceedingly high IQ score; but instead the importance of creativity, innovation, and ingenuity. Creativity is the production of something original and useful while innovation is the link between R&D and… » read more

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As the United States and Europe dwell on the future of BP, possible new requirements for accident contingency funds, restrictions on deep-water drilling, and increased industry fees and regulations; China’s influence on world energy markets and the geopolitics of energy security continues to expand. On July 20th, the International Energy Agency announced that in 2009,… » read more

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On June 1st, UN climate change negotiators will sit down in Bonn, Germany for the first official round of UNFCCC negotiations. The players have held several meetings leading up to the official negotiations – and commentators, NGOs and industry groups have all been watching the choreographed dance between the EU and the United States, particularly… » read more

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