Oil supermajor BP says global carbon emissions will continue to rise well above what most scientists regard as safe levels in the years to come. While there's no silver-bullet solution to the threat of climate change, the company endorses one specific policy as a way to guide efforts.
The latest oil market report from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries paints a not-so-rosy picture for US drillers under pressure from lower oil prices. But even OPEC admits that US oil production has remained surprisingly stable despite collapsed oil prices and cutbacks in US energy.
The recent fall in oil prices may be dramatic, but don't count on oil staying cheap forever, says Adam Sieminski, head of the US Energy Information Administration. Predicting exactly where prices will go from here is not unlike trying to predict the weather, Mr. Sieminski said at a Monitor event.
Saudi Arabia's new king pledges no change in oil policy; Republicans and Democrats vote on climate change; Germany's Energiewende has a big year. Catch up on global energy with Recharge.
The passing of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah caused a brief spike in oil prices, but his successor, Crown Prince Salman, has pledged continuity in energy policy. Broader security issues could roil oil markets down the road.
Low oil prices threaten to ripple across sectors beyond energy; Russia issues Europe another pipeline ultimatum; President Obama cracks down on methane. Catch up on global energy with Recharge!
Oil prices continue their downward spiral; The Obama administration pushes back on climate and energy against new Republican leadership in Congress; Global investment in renewable energy rises for the first time in years. Catch up on global energy with Recharge.
A dramatic plunge in gas prices, combined with better gas mileage, has helped boost sales of larger vehicles in the US. But a decision to buy an SUV or truck based on low gas prices may be a shortsighted one.
Lima climate talks ended in a deal leaders hope will spur global action on climate change; Industrialized nations raised $10 billion to finance clean energy across the globe; Congress made its first major foray into debating the end to the US oil exports ban. Catch up on global energy with Recharge.
Moscow cancels the South Stream pipeline; More global actions put downward pressure on oil prices; Climate talks in Lima come amid progress on emissions. Catch up on global energy with the Monitor's Recharge.
The cancellation of South Stream, a proposed gas pipeline to Europe from Russia, comes amid fraying ties between two critical centers of energy supply and demand. It's the clearest signal yet that Russia's grip on European energy markets is slipping.
Industrialized nations make good on a pledge to finance sustainable development. Iraqi troops reportedly retake the Baiji refinery. The US Senate votes down the Keystone XL pipeline. Catch up on global energy with Recharge.