Suntech Power Holdings, one of the world's largest solar-panel manufacturers, has defaulted on $541 million in bonds. The inability of Suntech Power to make payments on its debt is part of a consolidation of the market's oversupply of cheap solar panels from China.
President Barack Obama hopes to move drivers away from oil, but consumer trends suggest the American economy isn't quite ready to abandon oil completely, Graeber writes.
The US could cut oil consumption for light-duty vehicles and greenhouse-gas emissions, if it adopts policies and encourages key technologies, a new National Research Council report says.
A 43-year-old Canadian coal plant is being retrofitted to capture roughly 90 percent of its carbon dioxide emissions and store the gas deep underground, Gates writes. It will be the first commercial-scale power plant equipped with a fully integrated carbon capture and storage system, he adds.
Though US oil production is experiencing steady expansion, Graeber writes, it's starting to slow down and with it potentially goes the revenue on which Paul Ryan's budget plan depends.
The political debates around Shell's Arctic drilling plans and the Keystone XL pipeline are becoming less about energy and more about partisanship, Graeber writes.
The Texas Clean Energy Project, a $2.5 billion coal gasification power plant, will be the first US power plant that combines both integrated coal gasification combined cycle and carbon-capture-and-storage technologies, Tracey writes.
Recent oil discoveries sound large, Cobb writes, but, when put into the context of how much we consume, they won’t extend the oil age by much. Current oil wells are constantly being depleted.
The Environmental Protection Agency may have jumped the gun on ethanol mandates, Alic writes. Consumer groups are balking at a mandate they think could harm vehicles and leave car-owners stranded without insurance in the case of ethanol-related damage.
It is time for energy innovation policy to become a priority in our policy nuance and our elevator pitches, Stepp writes, because the nation cannot face the challenges of climate change without it.
President Obama visits a battery-research lab in suburban Chicago to announce a $2 billion plan to boost battery and transportation research. Scientists at the lab are in pursuit of a battery that could have a profound effect on how we power our gadgets, cars, and homes.
Arch Coal and the EPA faced off in federal appeals court over agency's revoked permit for West Virginia coal mine. The case has several industries worried that the EPA could take back their permits retroactively under the Clean Water Act.
The Great Plains are experiencing a stunning resurgence in population after being long considered a population drain. One big reason: the energy boom.
Paul Ryan's budget includes energy policies that formed the basis of the Romney-Ryan ticket's energy plan. Voters ultimately went with another pair of candidates, but that doesn't necessarily mean they rejected the Republicans' energy policies.
Exxon Mobil is spending $600 million on developing biofuels for motor vehicles from algae, Alic writes, but algae biofuel success is still a quarter of a century away, according to Exxon Mobil.
In an interview with OilPrice.com, climate blogger and former TV meteorologist Anthony Watts says carbon dioxide will heat the Earth somewhat, but by the time we get to full saturation we’ll have likely have moved on to other energy sources anyway.
Pope Benedict XVI espoused environmental justice and renewable energy in his nearly eight years as pontiff. Will the cardinals choose another 'green pope' to follow Pope Benedict XVI?