Jockeying for oil and natural gas resources are one component of the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, and elsewhere. A deep reduction in fossil fuel consumption wouldn't make these conflicts disappear, Cobb writes, but they might make them far less dangerous.
Crude oil prices continue to drop to multiyear lows, but the cost of extracting the crude continues to rise. The Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan is a case study in cost overruns made only more painful by falling crude oil prices.
Two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africans lacks access to electricity and all the modern amenities that come with it. A new report suggests that $450 billion of new investment would bring much-needed power to the region's city-dwellers by 2040.
If the Islamic State wins the fight for Kobane, it will expand its access to the black markets it needs to smuggle oil. The US and other Western partners are in Ukraine helping the country prepare for a winter without Russian gas. The inventors of efficient LEDs take home a major prize. Catch up on the latest in global energy with Recharge.
A Southern California Edison wind-powered plant offers a peek at the potential for energy storage at power plants. Energy storage would allow utilities to bring more renewable energy power plants onto the grid.
Oil prices continue to plummet on steady supply and weak demand across the globe. With oil revenue accounting for around half of Russia's budget, the drop in oil prices is bad news for the Kremlin.
CN train derailment in Saskatchewan caused petroleum distillate to ignite, forcing about 50 people to evacuate from a nearby community. The CN train derailment comes in the wake of recent high-profile oil train accidents.
The Nobel Prize for physics was awarded Tuesday to the inventors of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The Nobel-winners' creation is already transforming everyday devices in the developed world, and are bringing cheaper, better light to those who don't have it.
California's prolonged drought is shrinking its water reservoirs, cutting into the state's electricity generation. That’s because California sources a significant portion of its electricity generation from hydropower, so less precipitation means less electricity.
Smartphones and their apps have already been doing great things for users managing their energy, and it looks like smart watches and other wearable technologies could offer added benefits. Wearable tech opens up energy management opportunities at home, at the office, and elsewhere.
Gas talks between Russia, Ukraine, and the EU are at a standstill as Ukraine prepares for winter; Oil prices continue their slide on stable supply and weakening demand; A Canadian utility opens the world's first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage plant. Catch up on the latest in global energy with Recharge.
A Canadian utility opened the doors on the world's first commercial-scale coal plant to capture and store its carbon emissions. If the project and others like it are successful, carbon capture and storage technology could play a major role in fighting climate change.