With solar costs falling, oil-poor countries in the Middle East – like Egypt and Jordan – might be able to cash in on their plentiful sun power, writes Darrell Delamaide.
Big investors are confident that fossil fuels will remain a key energy source for years down the road, writes Michael McDonald, and the number of clean energy patents – a proxy for innovation – fell last year.
With the world’s largest coal consumers trying to rid themselves of the dirty fuel, it appears that there is little room to maneuver for coal producers, Cunningham writes. 2015 may be the year in which it all starts to fall apart.
The high energy prices of the last decade or so may be, in part, responsible for low productivity growth in the US, Cobb writes.
Even Shell officials think that the oil major will not be able to see Arctic oil hit the market until sometime in the 2030s, Cunningham writes.
First developed in the early 19th century, the Stirling engine is regaining favor as a way to squeeze even more power out of the sun's energy.
Major oil companies including Total, Eni, Saudi Aramco, BG, Royal Dutch Shell, and others have come together to form an industry group to weigh in on climate negotiations to take place in Paris later this year.
Researchers have grown increasingly concerned by the threat that global warming poses to global peace. And political leaders are beginning to take notice.