The US oil boom has led a rise in oil and gas production. But, the US oil boom has also brought on several problems for local environments and economies, including possible contamination of drinking water.
Now that fracking bans are left for New York cities and towns to decide, the shale industry sees the state's court ruling as a missed opportunity for energy and investment. More than 75 towns in New York already ban fracking, which may make companies hesitant to invest.
Global gas prices are more connected now more than ever. What does this mean for each country's own gas prices?
On May 11, there was enough sunshine and wind in Germany to meet 75 percent of the country's demand for energy. It was also enough to cause Germany's price of electricity to cost practically nothing for an hour.