The number of US homes relying on burning wood for heat is up 24 percent since 2006. But environmental concerns could quash further growth of wood-burning.
Copper-mining giant Freeport-McMoRan will purchase two oil and gas companies, which could rescue a venture by McMoRan Exploration Co. to drill one of the deepest offshore oil wells on record.
The solar-powered plane, scheduled to fly around the world in 2015, travels only 30 miles per hour and will have to stay aloft 20 days, even at night. The solar-powered plane is the brainchild of Bertrand Piccard, the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a hot air balloon.
Scientists have designed an energy-efficient light of plastic packed with nanomaterials that glow. The shatterproof FIPEL technology can be molded into almost any shape, but still needs to prove it's commercially viable.
President Barack Obama is facing pressure from all sides concerning the fate of the Keystone XL, a pipeline that would stretch from Canada through the Midwestern US in order to easily transport crude from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries in Texas.
Tverberg explores the connection between changes in the oil market and growing concern of the 'fiscal cliff.'
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.