Energy/Environment Energy Voices

  • Why are oil prices all over the map?

    Oil prices swung wildly over the past week despite few changes in actual supply and demand. The real reason may lie outside of the physical market for crude oil, Nick Cunningham argues. 

  • US coal is in trouble

    After decades of strong financial numbers and dominance in the electric power sector, US coal producers are starting to fall apart faster than anyone could have anticipated. 

  • Cheap oil helps India phase out fuel subsidies

    The big question is whether that modest progress on removing fossil fuel subsidies can be locked in. If oil prices rise, there will be a lot of pressure to reinstitute support.

  • The coming lithium rush

    Smart phones, tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronics demand more lithium. But the largest driver for future lithium use will be in electric vehicles and home batteries for solar panels. That has lithium on the verge a boom for which supply can no longer be taken for granted.

  • Low oil prices unnerve global markets

    A renewed downturn in oil prices is sparking pessimism among traders. In recent weeks speculators have taken the most bearish position on oil in years.

  • Bad news for Russia: Oil prices are falling again

    Russia is facing a mounting fiscal crisis as the combination of low oil prices and western sanctions continue to take their toll. 

September 1, 2015

Photos of the Day 09/01

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Washington Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin take part in a match between former Russian ice hockey stars and students of the Sirius educational center for gifted children in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday.

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