Chevy Volt's record-breaking year falls short of the GM's sales target. Chevy Volt sales reflects a year of triumphs and shortcomings for electric-car technology.
In a world energy market, where companies seek the highest profits, far-away events affect domestic prices.
Oil, natural gas, and coal will continue to dominate American energy in 2013 and beyond, but recent dramatic growth in solar and wind portends a transition to a clean energy economy.
With high oil prices and new drilling techniques unable to move the needle on worldwide crude oil production, we should ask ourselves whether it is wise to base energy policy on the fantasies of industry and government forecasters, Cobb writes.
From storms to politics, the year was a wild ride. What are the most meaningful US stories of 2012? Here's the Monitor's list, in roughly chronological order.
The energy production revival in the United States will continue into the far future, according to a report released this week by fuel giant Exxon.
The gap between heating oil and natural gas prices is the largest in at least a decade, causing Northeast homeowners to convert to natural gas.
The number of US homes relying on burning wood for heat is up 24 percent since 2006. But environmental concerns could quash further growth of wood-burning.