Energy/Environment Energy Voices

  • Investors turning away from green energy

    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.

  • Did Saudis snub Obama over Iran deal?

    Unless the US can do more to assuage Saudi Arabia's concerns, writes Nick Cunningham, Arab opposition may undermine a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program.

  • More bad news for North Dakota’s oil industry (+video)

    Low oil prices are especially challenging for producers in North Dakota, where the cost of production is high. Pipeline spills and an oil train derailment there last week add another dimension to the difficult oil drilling picture in the state.

  • Britain forces Russian oil tycoon out of North Sea

    The potential of future US and UK sanctions on Russia has scuttled a Russian billionaire's plans in North Sea oil and gas fields, writes Andy Tully. It comes at a time when low oil and gas prices have decreased interest in North Sea fields.

May 30, 2015

Photos of the weekend

Pat Slimmer climbs into his street-legal UFO at the start of the Art Tougeau parade in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday. This year's parade is paired with the Lawrence Busker Festival. Lawrence mayor Jeremy Farmer proclaimed May 29-31 "The Official Weird Weekend."

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