New research could usher in much more efficient lithium ion batteries
US Oil Dominance Will Be Short Lived
The International Energy Agency says North America’s shale boom doesn’t diminish the supremacy of the Middle East in the global oil market
Local Bans Set Up a Showdown Over Fracking in Colorado
While an initiative to require labeling of GMOs went down in defeat in Washington state, several Colorado towns voted to ban fracking within their borders. But the fight isn’t over.
40 Years After the 1973 Oil Embargo, the U.S. Is Stronger on Energy — but So Is the Middle East
The OPEC oil embargo marked the end of American dominance on energy. Four decades later, the shale boom and efficiency has U.S. oil imports down — but the Gulf states are still sitting pretty
Next-Generation Biofuels Are Inching Towards Reality, Gallon by Gallon
Advanced biofuels have been on the cusp of commercialization for years, but high prices and technological challenges have held them back. Is that starting to change?
The U.S. Is an Energy Superpower
New technologies have enabled the U.S. to become the world’s top producer of oil and natural gas by energy content.
The Benefits and Perils of Energy Abundance
40 years after a Mideast oil embargo decimated the U.S., the country is awash in new supplies of energy, from oil to natural gas to solar. But that abundance could make fighting climate change harder
RIP, Megatons for Megawatts
The seminal U.S.-Russian program saved the world from 20,000 nuclear weapons comes to an end as relations between Moscow and Washington dim
It’s Not Just Obama’s Carbon Rules That Are Killing Coal. It’s Cheap Gas
New regulations from the EPA will make it almost impossible to build a new coal plant. But cheap natural gas was doing that already
Germany’s Clean Energy Revolution Hits Speed Bumps
Shifting to a grid powered by mostly by renewable sources proves an expensive, and environmentally dirty, project.