Energy/Environment Energy Voices

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Iran nuclear deal: what it means for natural gas

    With a nuclear deal in hand, it's not just oil that Iranians can offer. The country has the second biggest natural gas reserves in the world.

  • Why Mexico's historic oil bid wasn't a complete flop

    Mexico's first private oil bidding did not pan out as those eager to invest had hoped, write Jeremy Martin and Alexis Arthur of the Institute of the Americas. But the uninspiring results are only the beginning, not the end, of Mexico's historic energy reform.

  • How long until renewable energy powers the US?

    The future of US energy is looking like it will rely heavily on renewable sources. The more difficult question is when, and at what rate, that future will arrive. 

July 28, 2015

Photos of the day 07/28

Giant panda Jia Jia eats bamboo next to her birthday cake made of ice and vegetables at Ocean Park in Hong Kong, Tuesday, as she celebrates her 37th birthday. Jia Jia broke the Guinness World Records title for 'Oldest Panda Living in Captivity' on Tuesday.

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