When it comes to the presidential election, energy plays a major role in states like North Dakota and West Virginia. Ohio and Pennsylvania are also swayed by energy issues.
Back then, America's economy was over-reliant on oil. Now, its dependent on an electric grid that needs to be modernized.
The uptick in October's unemployment gives challenger Romney an advantage over President Obama. But elections turn on more than just unemployment.
If superstorms like Sandy are increasingly destructive, they will make several green energy initiatives look practical in ways that have nothing to do with climate change.
If anything, hurricane Sandy is depressing gas prices at a time when they're headed down anyway. So many motorists are staying home that demand for gas has fallen.
Gas prices saw the biggest decline in four years last week and continue to fall this week. Hurricane Sandy could disrupt East Coast refineries for a time, but by the holidays, prices are expected to go lower still.
Anglo American's first female CEO, Cynthia Carroll, took over the when the platinum producer was booming. But missteps by Anglo American in Chile and strikes in South Africa have exacerbated a worldwide slide in commodity prices.
China lays out plans to triple its nuclear power capacity by 2015. Until Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, which triggered a moratorium, China planned to quadruple its nuclear capacity.
Renewable energy proposal in Michigan would enshrine a '25 by 25' mandate in the state constitution. If voters approve the referendum Nov. 6, Michigan would be the first state to include a renewable energy goal in its constitution.
MIT inventor of a liquid metal battery makes guest appearance on The Colbert Show and adds a note of optimism in climate debate. Can liquid metal battery or other battery technology diminish world's reliance on oil?
Energy and green energy were hot topics during the presidential debates, but climate change didn't come up once. The candidates may be avoiding the issue because voters don't want to hear a difficult message.
Natural gas and new methods for oil drilling are creating an unconventional energy jobs boom in several states. By 2015, production of unconventional oil will outstrip conventional oil, according to a new report. But the boom in natural gas and oil extraction doesn't benefit everyone equally.
In Tuesday's presidential debate, energy and energy policy came up repeatedly. At several points, Mitt Romney was right on energy facts but wrong on the context.
Oil prices could fall over the next five years as supply grows and demand languishes, a new report forecasts. Expanding production from North America and shift in demand to Asia behind new dynamic for oil prices.
Renewable energy road map establishes 17 solar energy zones in six western states. New tack is supposed to spur renewable energy development on federal lands, but some developers remain skeptical.
Toyota recall involves cars, including the popular Camry, trucks, and SUVs. The US accounts for a third of the 7.4 million vehicles involved in the worldwide Toyota recall.
In the wake of record California gas prices, governor orders air-quality regulators to let refiners switch to winter-blend fuel. But how quickly California gas prices fall depends on a variety of refinery and pipeline issues.