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November 03, 2014
Gas Prices Are Falling, But Solar Energy Is Set to Take Over
Markets are clamoring about falling gas prices, but solar energy is quietly building momentum and getting set to completely take over the energy business.
October 31, 2014
OPEC Chief Warns Against Oil Price Panic
OPEC urges member states not to be alarmed by oil’s current low prices.
October 31, 2014
Which 5 World Leaders Are the Worst Climate Villains?
The 2014 Climate Change Performance Index called out the world leaders who block clean energy policies in their countries. Here are the worst five.
October 29, 2014
The End of an Era: Is the US Petrodollar Under Threat?
Recent trade deals and high-level cooperation between Russia and China have set off alarm bells in the West.
October 28, 2014
The End of the Crisis for Now: America Is Awash in Energy
Consumers will pay less to stay cozy than they have for several winters -- especially the last one.
October 27, 2014
OPEC and Russia’s Vulnerability, and America’s Ingenuity
Through iteration, experience, and innovation, North America is producing oil cheaper.
October 25, 2014
Put 53 Years on the Clock: The End of Easy Oil Is Within Sight
BP calculates that there are about 1.69 trillion barrels of proved reserves in the world, enough to last the world about 53 years.
October 24, 2014
Boeing Begins New Biofuel Project Using Cooking Oil
Boeing and Chinese airplane manufacturer COMAC are working together on a biofuel project that would turn China’s rivers of used cooking fat into jet fuel.
October 23, 2014
Big Oil and Renewables: Not So Strange Bedfellows
There are some promising models of how Big Oil and renewables could once again join forces.
October 22, 2014
Kurds Are the Last Line of Defense for the West in Kobani
The town has become strategic as both sides now see it as a point of significant psychological importance and a symbol for their cause.
October 21, 2014
New Catalyst Could Mean Cheaper Biofuels Production
Biofuels are renewable and clean alternatives to fossil fuels, but they can be difficult to produce. Researchers aim to change that.
October 20, 2014
Oak Ridge Labs Develops New Device for Lighter, Faster Cars
Scientists have developed a power inverter that could make electric cars lighter, more powerful, and more efficient.
October 17, 2014
Is the Oil Price Slide Nearing an End?
The rapid decline in oil prices may be almost over. That prediction comes from several big banks that say oil prices are nearing their floor.
October 16, 2014
New Generator Powered Solely By Heat, Not Fuel
A startup has developed a generator that could harness heat waste and simultaneously reduce fuel consumption and toxic emissions by up to 3 percent.
October 15, 2014
Climate Change May Lead to War Says New DOD Report
The U.S. government is bringing the military into its plan to cope with climate change.
October 13, 2014
The 10 Biggest Energy Company Bankruptcies
Here are the bankruptcies that will be etched into the tombstones of failed energy fortunes for time immemorial.
October 10, 2014
The Role of Oil Prices in Global Financial Markets
Oil, despite several different benchmarks such as Brent and WTI, is a commodity traded on a global market.
October 09, 2014
Russian Shale Boom Unlikely As Sanctions Force Another Company Out
Western sanctions against Russia have led Royal Dutch Shell to discontinue its work with Gazprom Neft in extracting shale oil from a field in Siberia.
October 08, 2014
Low Oil Prices Raise the Risk of Recession in Russia
With oil revenue accounting for around half of the country’s budget, any dip in prices has a ripple effect.
October 07, 2014
Epic Drought Impacting California’s Clean Energy Goals
All of California is now affected, with more than half of the state considered to be in "exceptional" drought.
October 06, 2014
How Big Business Can Lead in Fighting Climate Change
Big business is usually cited as one of the biggest contributors to climate change. How can the industry be convinced to switch sides?
October 03, 2014
How a Mistake May Lead to More Efficient Solar Power
Alejandro Briseno of UMass Amherst reported in the journal Nano Letters that his team figured out how to eliminate the dead ends in organic solar cells’ pathways.
October 02, 2014
Is Natural Gas a Detour on the Road to Cleaner Fuel?
Natural gas is often promoted as a cleaner alternative to gasoline -- a kind of “bridge fuel” between emission-heavy energy sources and zero-emission renewables like solar and wind. But a new study casts doubt on the benefits of natural gas.
October 01, 2014
Solar Could Be the Largest Source of Energy By 2050
Solar energy could be the world’s largest source of power by 2050, providing more than a quarter of the Earth’s energy, according to the IEA.
September 30, 2014
The World’s 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons
It is widely assumed that Westerners are some of the world’s worst energy pigs. Which countries use the most energy and why?
September 29, 2014
Fed Up With Federal Inaction, States Act Alone on Cap-and-Trade
California has entered into a partnership with Quebec, Canada to link up carbon markets, demonstrating the potential for a growing cap-and-trade system.
September 27, 2014
How Rising Interest Rates Could Spell the End of the U.S. Energy Boom
The winding down of extraordinary measures taken by the Fed to ameliorate the effects of the financial crisis could reverberate through energy markets.
September 26, 2014
How Bright Is the Solar Industry’s Future?
The solar energy industry has come a long way in the past decade, but how certain is the industry's future?
September 25, 2014
Despite Rising Voice of Climate Movement, Global Leaders Dither
As the traditional UN pathway to agreement has proven intractable and largely ineffective, the climate movement has grown louder and more aggressive.
September 23, 2014
Standard Oil Heirs Join Movement to Divest Fossil Fuels
More than 800 individuals and institutions have promised to rid their portfolios of $50 billion worth of investments in non-renewable fuels.
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