Getting a handle on the Fukushima disaster recovery, let alone permanently cleaning up the site, has been extraordinarily difficult. The problem is the daily flood of rainwater that flows downhill towards the sea, rushing into the mangled radioactive site.
Spurred on by high oil prices and an unreliable grid, Nicaragua attracted $1.5 billion in renewable energy investement between 2006 and 2012. Now it gets about half of its electricity from renewable sources.
The United Kingdom aims to block the purchase of North Sea oil and gas assets by Mikhail Fridman and his Luxembourg-based LetterOne investment vehicle. The UK is concerned Mr. Fridman may fall under Western sanctions and slow production in the North Sea.
For the European Union's Energy Union to work, Brussels must convince member states to support a durable European solution to their energy challenges, writes Kristine Berzina of the German Marshall Fund – even if that means putting up with EU bureaucracy.
US funding for energy research development and demonstration is detrimentally modest, according to a new report. Here's how the US spends the roughly $5 billion it allocates to energy research each year.
Some OPEC members, concerned about the economic impact of low oil prices, say the cartel may have to call an emergency meeting sooner rather than later. But Saudi Arabia, the most influential member, is likely to veto such an idea.
Opposition to hydraulic fracturing has been very strong in Germany, but the government is flirting with the idea of allowing oil and gas drillers to begin fracking as an answer to energy security issues.