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Energy Entrepreneurs: Peru

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October 7, 2011
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A mechanical engineer in Peru is building new hydroelectric power systems that hark back to the past.


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Republicans and Obama Agree on One Thing: Time to Export Oil

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TheStreet (May 15, 2014) — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, appointed by President Barrack Obama, earlier this week makes a comment that marks a significant shift in the administration's energy policy. "The nature of the oil we're producing may not be well-matched to our current refinery capacity," Moniz said. MLV & Co. E&P analyst Chad Mabry tells TheStreet's Joe Deaux that this is a key change in rhetoric by the president's cabinet, but he doubts anything will happen in 2014, an election year. Mabry also points out that U.S. energy companies have workaround ways to deliver energy products abroad. Video provided by TheStreet
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Nature Vs. Oil: Ecuador Raises Cash for Its Ecosystem

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Deutsche Welle (Jan. 21, 2013) — The Yasuni National Park on Ecuador's northeastern border with Peru is said to host one of the richest biodiversities on Earth. But oil drilling and logging threaten the forest and its indigenous peoples. The state "Yasuni ITT" initiative has agreed to leave 846 million barrels (approx. 135 billion liters) of oil in the ground in return for cash donations from the world community. The Ecuadorean state has set up a United Nations-administered trust fund, parts of which are to go to develop tourism, education and renewable energy resources.
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