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Top 10 (Transport) Sights in Paris

Few tourists travel explicitly to see a city’s or country's mode of transportation, but I dare say that besides transport nerds such as myself, there are examples which qualify as must-see, including Japan's Shinkansen high-speed train, Lisbon's old tram system, and the streetcars of New Orleans, among others...

August 1, 2014 — Tali Trigg
Country of imports – a closer look at Luxembourg’s energy sector

A country of imports – a closer look at Luxembourg’s energy sector

In the U.S., much of the energy dialogue has been around the inherent risk in depending on other countries to meet its energy needs. But, in Luxembourg – a country that imports essentially ALL of its energy supply – “energy security” takes an even more prominent role...

July 30, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
What sectors use the most natural gas?

What sectors use the most natural gas?

The shale boom has been a big force in the energy industry in the United States. Not only has it had a significant impact on the country’s economy, it has managed to touch all of the energy sectors...

July 28, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
Don’t Panic at the Pump

Don’t Panic at the Pump

Sometimes energy issues aren’t partisan, but are still poorly understood. According to the Spring 2014 UT Energy Poll, 84 percent of Americans say they are concerned about the cost of gasoline, including 83 percent of Democrats and 84 percent of Republicans...

July 23, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
Fuel/Cost Savings of Improving Fuel Economy from 12->15 mpg = 30->60 mpg

Fuel/Cost Savings of Improving Fuel Economy from 12->15 mpg = 30->60 mpg

Consumer tip-of-the-day: increasing efficiency of fuel economy on a miles-per-gallon scale is not linear, as more miles-per-gallon (mpg) are initially better for your wallet and the planet than you might expect, and eventually trail off with diminishing returns...

July 21, 2014 — Tali Trigg
Time For Energy Diplomacy

Time For Energy Diplomacy

Russia's intervention in Ukraine has unfolded into the most serious East-West crisis in a generation. These events have illustrated Europe's energy insecurity, but also highlight how the United States and European Union now have a tremendous opportunity to advance mutual foreign policy goals...

July 18, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

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