Energy/Environment Energy Voices

  • Tensions grow in Arctic Council as US takes control

    The US has taken over a two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council, an international forum consisting of the eight nations that have territory in the Arctic. Up until recently it has been held up as a model of international cooperation.

  • Is hard-to-reach energy slowing down economic growth?

    Since the early 20th Century, the amount of energy required to produce new energy has skyrocketed. That puts a drag on the economy, Cobb writes, as more and more resources are devoted to keeping up with energy demand.

  • BP Gulf oil spill anniversary comes with new regulations

    Five years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration is out with new regulations on offshore drilling. The hope is to prevent future catastrophe, but environmentalists say offshore drilling still isn't worth the risks to ocean life.

  • How global energy is getting cleaner

    Decarbonization trends and new technologies indicate we can land at a reasonable climate future with very modest costs and profound benefits, writes Hal Harvey of Energy Innovation.

  • What if oil prices never bounce back?

    A new analysis outlines how oil prices could remain well below $100 a barrel for the next two decades. But if we have learned anything over the past year, it is that oil markets are highly volatile.

April 27, 2015

Photos of the day 04/27

Artist Kaya Mar poses for photographs with his painting entitled "Saint Kate" across the street from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, Monday. Britain's Kate the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth to her second child with her husband Prince William at the hospital in the coming days. A small number...

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