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We’ve Moved!

January 25, 2010 Leave a comment

CREF is proud to announce that we have moved this site to our own new url,  Please update your links and bookmarks – the site should redirect you there shortly.

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Russia Must Face Up to Alternative Energy – Mikhail Khodorkovsky

November 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Mikhail Khodorkovsky shares his thoughts with NEFTE Compass on the future of Russia’s oil reserves, the need for Russia to develop alternative energy technologies and Russia’s role in the shifting oil and gas geopolitical landscape in light of alternative energy developments. Khodorkovsky posits that countries will lessen dependence on one supplier or a group of suppliers as more competition in the form of alternative energies begin to play a role. These changes will not only bring about new technological and economic realities, but improve and preserve human life as well.

Russia may very well experience an obvious reduction in the role of rents from the realization of hydrocarbons in the country’s budget. Russia needs to diversify its economy given the competitive challenges posed by a growing China, and, in the future, India.

NEFTE Compass is a leading weekly oil and gas publication focused on Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caspian Sea.

Protest in Support of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

November 17, 2009 Leave a comment

As some of you may already know, Chicago will be hosting Russian National Exhibition at McCormick Place, from November 18 to November 21, 2009.  Along with the exhibition, McCormick Place will host a forum Russia-US: “Reset” of Relations.

This is a great occasion to voice your support of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and other prisoners who were unjustly tried and convicted in Russian Courts. To that end, I am organizing a Protest in Support of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, to be held in front of The Drake Hotel, on Wednesday, November 18, at 8:00am.  If New York could do it – so can we!!!

If you know someone who may be interested – pass it on!!

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