Steven Chu, who will step down from his post as Energy secretary, made renewables a centerpiece of his tenure. While advances in wind and solar garnered praise from Democrats, Republicans excoriated Steven Chu and the Obama administration when clean-energy investments backfired.
Rogers offers five major energy trends that are likely to take shape and play out in international headlines in 2013.
The Super Bowl may be an unlikely energy saver: Residential electricity use dropped as much as 5 percent below average levels during last year's Super Bowl, according to a new study.
Libya is doing its best to make a few cosmetic security changes in an atmosphere of growing uncertainty, Alic writes.
The EPA requiring gasoline blenders to blend cellulosic ethanol makes about as much sense as requiring automakers to sell unicorns, Rapier writes.
John Kerry, confirmed by the US Senate as the next secretary of State, will lead the State Department's review of the Keystone XL pipeline. Environmentalists hope John Kerry will block the project but supporters say that approving the Keystone XL pipeline is in the nation's best interest.
BP and Exxon Mobil have taken opposite sides in the escalating conflict over oil between the Iraqi central government and the Iraqi Kurds, Alic writes.
If the change at Chesapeake is any indication, the natural gas industry is going to be far more buttoned-down as it pares debt and boosts operating profit.
The acquisition of A123 Systems Inc. by China-based Wanxiang Group Corp. passed its last official hurdle with the authorization by the US government. The approval comes despite concerns that the A123 Systems deal would expose sensitive energy technology to Chinese authorities.
Apple first overtook Exxon Mobil as the world’s largest publically traded company in August 2011, Peixe writes, but after several difficult weeks, Apple will hand the mantle back to Exxon Mobil.
Boeing 787 batteries seemingly passed first inspections this week as US and Japanese officials came up with few answers in their cursory examinations of the Boeing 787's battery fires. The company's outsourcing strategy and a weak permitting process may have contributed to the Boeing 787's glitches.
Dow Chemical publicly disavowed a $6.5 billion project for a natural gas export terminal that it partly owns, Alic writes. Dow is opposed to this project because its senior management believes high volumes of LNG exports will lead to higher prices at home.
Humans have already amply demonstrated the resource limitations of unbridled economic growth by not anticipating and then not addressing the myriad critical environmental and resource problems we face today, Cobb writes.