For the first time in 30 years, carbon-dioxide emissions from coal-fired plants are dropping, due to the slow retirement of old coal plants. But the West is still more reliant on coal for electricity than states in the East.
Europe wants to escape Gazprom's stranglehold by diversifying into shale gas. But Gazprom is throwing up obstacles.
A microbe can turn wind and solar electricity into natural gas while sucking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But it's commercial feasibility is not yet tested.
Gas prices are set to decline even without a release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Temporary factors that have pushed up gas prices are now ending.
Renewable energy is a potential solution in Iran's nuclear standoff with the West. Iran's Ahmadinejad is already investing in new renewable energy projects.
EPA rules for compliance could force some plants to close because they don't have time for a retrofit.
Oil prices belie the industry's story of continued abundance in oil supplies.
Conservatives say Pentagon shouldn't worry so much about oil prices. Really?
For starters: Without the energy to cook their food, humans would have much more limited food supply and spend half the day eating.
Duke CEO Rogers gives Obama's energy plan a thumbs up, pointing to improved efficiency, low natural gas prices, and two nuclear plants licensed.
In an interview, energy economist James Hamilton reveals how demand for oil keeps outstripping production, even with new shale oil supply coming from the United States.