Monthly Archives: September 2011

Update — Fluorescent Lights / China

This is an update on the law banning incandescent lighting, see Using Fluorescent Lights -A Compilation.   The New York Times (2011 Sep16) had an article by Keith Bradsher in the Business section,  China Consolidates Grip on Rare Earths. The Chinese … Continue reading

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Arctic Off-Shore Oil – is it worth it?

There is a lot of talk about off-shore oil in the Arctic.  In August, Shell Oil was given the final  green light to sink test wells in Beaufort Sea, located in the arctic coastal waters off Alaska, just off shore … Continue reading

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Gold or Collectable Standard?

Last Wednesday (2011 August 31) Steven Davidoff published an essay for Dealbook in the Business section of the New York Times  on the real vs apparent value of gold. He discusses gold and how its price has been driven to … Continue reading

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