Scientists have combined iron and palladium to form a new catalyst for converting biomass into fuels fit for today's gas tanks. It's part of an effort to make biofuels more energy dense, and therefore more competitive with fossil fuels.
France is looking to undo decades of nuclear power growth and instead boost energy sources like wind, solar, and small hydro projects.
Global oil supplies are strong and demand remains relatively tepid, so why would crude oil prices suddenly stop dropping around $80 per barrel? There are several built in stabilizers that could act to support crude oil prices.
Oil prices continue to drop, putting pressure on producers worldwide. Venezuela may have the most to lose from a prolonged slide in oil prices.
Crude oil prices continue to drop to multiyear lows, but the cost of extracting the crude continues to rise. The Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan is a case study in cost overruns made only more painful by falling crude oil prices.
Oil prices continue to plummet on steady supply and weak demand across the globe. With oil revenue accounting for around half of Russia's budget, the drop in oil prices is bad news for the Kremlin.
Scientists have found a way to harness the energy of everyday walking. It isn't enough to power a car, but it could one day power watch batteries or even a cell phone.
Solar power could make up more than a quarter of the world's electricity supply by mid-century, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. That would make solar power the world's largest source of electricity, providing more than fossil fuels, wind, hydro, and nuclear.
Despite turmoil across the globe, average US gas prices continue to plummet. As supplies continue to rise and demand stays flat, gas prices could stay low for some time.
You might expect the US and Canada to be home to some of the biggest energy consumers in the world, but Iceland and Luxembourg? Oilprice.com calculated the top 10 countries with the highest energy use per person and the results may surprise.
The EU is optimistic it can close a deal between Russia and Ukraine that will bring gas flows back to Ukraine in time for winter. But even if tensions in the Ukraine crisis ease, Russia still has a lot of work to do to stabilize its economy amid Western sanctions.
As the traditional UN pathway to an agreement on climate change has proven intractable and largely ineffective, the climate movement has grown louder and more aggressive, Cunningham writes. But can history offer a lesson in forging a global compact on energy and environment issues?
Western sanctions on Russia are forcing international energy firms to rethink or even suspend plans for oil and gas projects in Russia. The most recent round of sanctions over the Ukraine crisis also severely limits Russian energy companies’ access to Western financing and technology in support of developing energy resources.
When it comes to new oil and gas frontiers, today it’s all about Africa, Stafford writes. More specifically, it’s all about the eastern coast, with Kenya the clear darling of an emerging oil industry.
The federal government is getting ripped off when it comes to leasing coal tracts on federal lands in the western US, one prominent US senator says.
Oil prices have been declining for several months on an abundance of supply and weak demand. Now, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says the group may cut its production target in an effort to slow the slide in oil prices.
Coal may be terrible for the environment, but its abundance and low cost make it a tremendously useful fuel around the globe. That means coal isn't going to disappear overnight, which is bad news for the fight against climate change.
The Islamic State is believed to be producing between 25,000 and 40,000 barrels of oil per day, smuggling and selling it on the black market. In its effort to degrade the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), the US will aim to cut off the group's oil sales.
Russian gas to Poland through Ukraine has dropped by at least 20 percent, but it's unclear who's at fault. Russia's state-owned gas giant Gazprom says that gas flows through Ukraine hasn't changed, and if there's a reduction, it's Poland's fault.