One big reason the US will become nearly energy self-sufficient by 2035 is increased energy efficiency, says Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency. Aggressive energy efficiency policies could yield even bigger gains.
In an interview with Consumer Energy Report, former president of Shell Oil John Hofmeister said the debate on global warming is effectively settled.
Climate Change Conference-goers in Doha learned Wednesday that 2012 will go down as one of the hottest years on record. A provisional statement by the UN warns of rising temperatures and melting ice.
More than 500 million barrels of oil are estimated to lie beneath a newly discovered well site, with another 500 million barrels of oil expected to lie in surrounding areas, according to Consumer Energy Report.
The natural gas explosion in Springfield, Mass., is a calamitous reminder of what can happen when the nation's vast oil and natural gas distribution network fails.
Unrest in Libya has made investors wary of the nation’s chances to sustain and grow its oil production market, leaving the future of Libyan oil up in the air, according to Consumer Energy Report.
Despite the electric auto industry's current struggles and high costs, the future is bright for electric cars, Dikeman writes.
It is poor strategy to reinforce the myth of fossil fuel abundance when doing so actually makes many people less open to such an argument, Cobb writes.
National security and foreign policy planners can make some reasonable assumptions about what the American energy revolution and oil boom could mean for US interests, Rogers writes.
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What important and unanticipated events lie ahead in the cleantech space?
Dick Williams, the president of Shell Wind, discusses a range of topics with Consumer Energy Report, including the current state of the wind industry and how Shell is positioning itself to be the energy company of the future.
While an extension of the tax credits is vital to a robust wind industry in the US, developers must start to consider strategic options for financing projects in a world without the PTC, Hinckley writes.
Most renewable energy installations in New Jersey and New York appear to have weathered hurricane Sandy relatively well. Can they stand up to storms with even stronger winds?