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2011-12-02 01:56:58

Despite aggressive demand-management policies announced in recent years, China's oil use could easily reach levels comparable to today's U.S. levels by 2040.

2011-11-15 20:49:36

Sixty percent of people arrested for Islamic terrorist activities between January 2009 and April 2011 were American citizens.

2011-03-09 18:34:54

U.S. researchers who collaborate with international scientists are more likely to have their work cited than peers who do not utilize overseas expertise.

2010-09-27 17:42:51

Electric cars hold greater promise for reducing emissions and lowering U.S. oil imports than a national renewable portfolio standard.

2010-01-06 12:27:02

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy paper cites economic, environmental and logistical shortcomings.

2009-09-21 08:47:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At Rice University's James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy Friday, His Excellency Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, detailed his vision for the future of Equatorial Guinea.

2009-08-27 14:44:15

A new policy paper by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy shows a clear increase in the size and influence of noncommercial traders, or “speculators,” in the oil futures market since regulations were eased by the Commodities Futures Modernization Act of 2000.

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2009-05-08 07:25:55

Rising shale gas production in the United States and Canada as well as potential natural gas supplies from Iraq could be pivotal in curbing Russia’s ability to organize an “energy weapon” against European consumers.

2008-08-03 03:00:24

By Foster, John Bellamy The rise in overt militarism and imperialism at the outset of the twenty-first century can plausibly be attributed largely to attempts by the dominant interests of the world economy to gain control over diminishing world oil supplies.1 Beginning in 1998 a series of strategic energy initiatives were launched in national security circles in the United States in response to: (1) the crossing of the 50 percent threshold in U.S.

2005-09-28 10:55:38

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Gasoline demand during the evacuation of the Texas and Louisiana coasts before Hurricane Rita's landfall resulted in the United States essentially enduring a second Labor Day weekend in terms of heavy driving, analysts at Rice University said on Wednesday.


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