Algeria ranks third among African countries in terms of oil reserves, Graeber writes. Should Algeria go the way of Libya, or Mali, he adds, at least 60 percent of the country's budget is at risk from terrorist attacks.
During his Inauguration 2013 address Monday, President Obama made a case for clean-energy innovation and curbing climate change. His Inauguration 2013 speech recalled the views on the environment and energy policy that the president espoused in his first inaugural address.
Media reports about oil production across the globe are confusing and definitively political along an East-West divide, Alic writes.
Failure is inevitable in the transition to cleantech, Stuebi writes, but there's a right and a wrong way to fail in cleantech.
High oil prices and continued oil problems around the world will likely push the US economy into a severe recession by the end of 2013, Tverberg writes.
Boeing 787 battery fires, along with the bankruptcy of A123 systems, highlight the difficulties of making money with new energy storage technologies, Dikeman writes.
The Keystone XL pipeline has long been a target of environmentalists, Holland writes, but blocking the Keystone XL pipeline may actually have some counterproductive effects on the environment.
US oil production should increase by 490,000 barrels of oil per day this year, according to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, to reach an average of 10.4 million bpd, Graeber writes.
Richard Caperton of the Center for American Progress says Congress needs to catch up with the American public on using clean energy to slow climate change.
Detroit auto show may be all about head-turning cars, but some automakers at the 2013 Detroit auto show highlighted new advances in automotive energy efficiency. Fuel-efficient fleet vehicles were one focus of the Detroit auto show.
Maxwell Birley, CEO of Nairobi, Kenya-based Taipan Resources Inc., discusses the future of oil in Kenya in an interview with Oilprice.com.
Dan Simmons, director of regulatory and state affairs at the Institute for Energy Research, calls for equal tax treatment and an end to energy subsidies across the industry, in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Monitor.
Air pollution in Beijing reached such levels that Chinese officials are now openly talking about the need to clean the air. But China faces an enormous task given its overwhelming reliance on coal and weak environmental regulation.
Natural gas and oil low-price forecasts are baseless, Cobb writes. We've already extracted the easy-to-get oil in the first 150 years of the oil age, he adds, now comes the hard stuff.
Josh Freed, director of the Clean Energy Program at Thirdway, a moderate think tank, speaks about the promise of small, incremental change in the energy world at a discussion in Washington, hosted by the Monitor.