Nuclear negotiations got underway between six world powers and Iran Tuesday, after reports show that Iran increased oil exports by 100,000 barrels per day in January. The interim nuclear deal with the United States and its western allies has breathed some life into Iran’s oil sector, Cunningham writes.
President Obama announced Tuesday plans for tightening the fuel-efficiency standards of medium- and heavy-duty trucks by 2016. Amid high-profile energy issues like clean-energy subsidies and the Keystone XL pipeline, Obama has quietly made efficiency a cornerstone of his 'all-of-the-above' energy policy.
Just as with organic supermarket produce, green power programs remain a niche market, Bronski writes. But the ability for consumers to pay a premium for 'organic electricity' is increasingly making inroads to mainstream markets.
As more people move to solar energy, states like Colorado are in a quandary. Should they force those homeowners to pay more to a utility so it can upgrade the grid with more green energy – keep those net payments low so more homeowners will move to solar?
Another winter storm is descending on the East Coast where New Yorkers are paying record prices for natural gas and heating oil. The weeks-long cold snap and continued winter storms are draining fuel inventories and driving up prices.
Atlanta ice storm took out power for more than 100,000 Georgians Wednesday. Officials warned outages could continue as the Atlanta ice storm brought down tree limbs and weighed on power lines.
The Iranian nuclear deal has struck an optimistic tone in the Middle East, Ayyub writes, and officials in the United Arab Emirates are taking the opportunity to increase energy cooperation with Iran. That collaboration threatens to further erode Saudi Arabia's influence over the region's oil.
Exploiting the world’s unconventional natural gas holds the key to a golden age of gas, says IEA executive director Maria van der Hoeven, but there are legitimate public concerns about the associated environmental and social impacts.
Climate change and clean energy are among key themes French President Francois Hollande is highlighting in his state visit to the US this week. Mr. Hollande and President Obama say a 'renewed alliance' between the US and France will help expand a global clean-energy push.
A Duke Energy coal-ash facility accidentally poured 100,000 cubic feet of muck this week into the Dan River on the North Carolina-Virginia border, turning it gray. The EPA is likely to tighten disposal rules on coal ash, but it won't designate it 'hazardous.'
Hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is posing a growing risk to water supplies in several regions around the country, according to a new report. Competition between water use for fracking and other uses is not new, particularly in dry areas, but as oil and gas production rises, the issue will only grow in importance.
Rather than lament renewable energy's disruption of the traditional utility business model, Lovins writes, we should help progressive utilities and disruptive upstarts shape a new electricity system powered increasingly by clean, distributed renewables.