With much of the Middle East and North Africa in a static state of upheaval, Iran could be the unlikely winner of the post-Arab Spring energy prize, Graeber writes.
Energy efficiency – revolutionized by cyber networks – may carry the same impact as a new oil boom. Electricity users are seeing power in their 'negawattage' as they cut their bills by 90 percent.
With the US unable to commit, Canada is looking to China and India to sell it's vast oil and gas resources.
Tropical storm Karen threatens to disrupt offshore US oil and gas operations during what has otherwise been a calm hurricane season. But any impact from tropical storm Karen will likely be muted by less offshore production in the Gulf of Mexico, low demand, and the government shutdown.
North American oil markets are pulling away from foreign market because of increased domestic production. Still, OPEC producers should still hold a key stake in a changing oil game, according to the International Energy Agency.
The Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission continued to operate normally Thursday, according to officials. But if a shutdown lingers, the departments responsible for ensuring the security and reliability of the nation's electric grid will be forced to cut back.
The government shutdown has a direct impact on America’s overall capacity to drive global energy innovation, Peixe writes. The short-term lack of a federal government means that many of the nation’s top energy innovation institutions and laboratories must scale down their operations, or be completely shutdown.
A US-Mexico deal to divvy up energy in the Gulf of Mexico offers mutual economic benefits between close allies and neighbors. But Congress can't agree on the language to implement the pact – and time is running out.
Thirty years of oil-shale failure suggests that such a development remains far off, Cobb writes. And, in a world that is trying to wean itself from fossil fuels because of climate change and the risks of depletion, time may run out unless more realistic technologies are developed.
China's power generation capacity will more than double by 2030, according to a new report. Half of China's new plants will run on renewable energy but coal will continue to dominate the mix.
Government shutdown is only the latest in a number of factors that's weighing on oil prices. Improving relations in the Middle East and steady supply in the US are putting downward pressure on oil prices that could be more long-lasting.
Electric car enthusiasts have plenty of successes to celebrate at the third annual Plug In Day events Saturday, and more may be on the horizon. But electric cars remain a sliver of the total market, and face an uphill battle toward widespread appeal.
Renewable energy law in Minnesota requires utilities to get 1.5 percent of their power from solar. By Monday, Xcel Energy has to show how it would manage rollout of neighborhood solar gardens. Rather than an expensive home retrofit for renewable energy, solar gardens allow residents to buy shares of solar power.