Financial collapse is related to high oil prices, Tverberg writes, and also to higher costs for other resources as we approach their limits.
Few topics in the energy sector generate more debate than the relative merits and demerits of fracking, Stuebi writes.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced new standards on sulfur in gasoline Friday that many say will lead eventually to a hike in gas prices. The EPA expects a 1 cent per gallon increase; industry says it will be much more.
The oil boom in North Dakota and Western Canada is overwhelming pipeline capacity, Graeber writes. Shipping more oil by rail could help ease the glut.
Global energy subsidies reinforce inequality by benefiting the wealthiest, largest consumers of energy, the International Monetary Fund says in a new report. But eliminating them is politically difficult, especially in times of economic hardship.
By using special piping technology, scientists are trying to turn roads into giant solar energy collectors, Peixe writes, but the concept is not without obstacles.
Oklahoma's largest recorded earthquake is the latest epicenter of a debate over the connection between fossil fuel recovery and seismic activity. To what extent does oil and gas production cause earthquakes? In the case of the 2011 Oklahoma earthquake, a new study suggests the connection is strong.
High natural gas prices seriously undermine the official story that the US has a century of cheap natural gas waiting for the drillbit, Cobb writes.
Clean coal technologies impact our daily lives, Gates writes. One of those clean coal technologies is dry sorbent injection, which removes hydrogen chloride and other acid gases through two basic steps.
Nanowire solar cells could absorb more of the sun's energy than theory, the so-called Shockley-Queisser limit, would allow, a new study says. Such a breakthrough could go a long way to make solar a more viable alternative to fossil fuels, though it's still years away from production.
Greek Cypriots have shuffled back and forth to Moscow in an attempt to lure Russia into a bailout package that would have given it a stake in the island’s estimated 60 trillion cubic feet of natural gas offshore, Alic writes, but the Cyprus offer wasn’t big enough to tempt the Kremlin.
Climate change played a role in the Syrian uprising, according to a new study. Due to the devastating drought and subsequent lack of food and water in rural areas, hundreds of thousands fled to the cities, where existing problems were only exacerbated by the influx of new mouths to feed, Kennedy writes.
Google has already invested around $1 billion in alternative power projects with a combined capacity of more than two gigawatts. These investments have not been just for the benefit of the environment, or to increase Google's sense of wellbeing, Peixe writes, they are investments made with a goal to making a profit in the future.
Earth Hour has been criticized for accomplishing little in the way of saving energy and reducing carbon emissions, but those critiques tend to miss the bigger picture. Earth Hour is intended to raise awareness about climate change.
Prices of ethanol credits have skyrocketed 1,400 percent as refiners get stuck with ethanol that they can't profitably blend with gasoline. Courts may take up fairness of renewable fuel standard, which has caused the glut.