South Africa has lifted a ban on the hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method for tapping natural gas reserves commonly known as "fracking," according to OilPrice.com. South Africa ranks among the top ten global owners of shale gas resources and some say fracking will help the country exploit these resources.
OPEC figures show a general decline in Iran's crude oil production after Iran was hit with economic sanctions this summer, according to OilPrice.com. But has the effect of the sanctions on Iran's oil production reached a limit?
Nikkola Tesla, not Thomas Edison, is considered the true 'father of electricity' by many. Now, thanks to the fundraising efforts of a Seattle-based cartoonist, the inventor's abandoned New York laboratory may find second life as a museum dedicated to Nikola Tesla.
Energy is a sector potentially well-suited to be mined with big data—the accumulation, integration, synthesis and interpretation of enormous amounts of data from disparate sources—Stuebi writes.
Helium shortage is raising prices for everyone from physicists and hospitals to retailers of Mylar balloons. But it's not supply and demand that's caused the helium shortage, it's a botched public-private handoff of responsibility.
Green banks, clean-energy finance banks that operate as public-private financing institutions, are being touted as a life-line that will push the clean energy industry into maturity, according to OilPrice.com
History suggests that it can take up to 50 years to replace an existing energy infrastructure, and we don't have that long, Cobb writes.
Can America's vast shale oil and gas reserves – combined with fracking and drilling technlogies – drive the U.S. to complete energy independence? It looks doubtful, according to OilPrice.com and a report from Credit Suisse.
Analysts predict First Solar will win the rights to supply NextEra Energy Inc. with solar arrays for what will be the world’s largest solar farm, according to Consumer Energy Report.
The Naval Research Laboratory has designed a system which harvests carbon dioxide and hydrogen, the raw ingredients of jet fuel, from seawater, according to OilPrice.com.
Reports from the Energy Department released this week show that overall crude output in the US rose 3.7 percent to 6.5 million barrels per day by the week of September 21, according to Consumer Energy Report.