President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta on Nov. 10. President Obama was given an enthusiastic welcome at one of Indonesia's largest universities, where he charmed the audience with local lingo and a message of reform.
The debate over US natural gas exports is a classic case of those in an extractive industry seeking top dollar for their minerals, Cobb writes, and those who buy the minerals to make other things seeking to keep a lid on the price of their inputs.
Dow Chemical publicly disavowed a $6.5 billion project for a natural gas export terminal that it partly owns, Alic writes. Dow is opposed to this project because its senior management believes high volumes of LNG exports will lead to higher prices at home.
From the fracking revolution to the CAFE standards to India's record blackout, 2012 had plenty of energy stories. Vote for your pick of top energy story for the year.
The US Department of Energy has set a goal to improve battery and energy storage technologies by five times that of today--in the next five years, Ingram writes.
Government moves energy from the future to the past, Bonner writes, from what will be to what used to be, and finally, to what will be no more.
Held two decades ago, the original Earth Summit gathered world leaders in Rio de Janeiro to try to grapple with climate change, biological diversity, and other environmental challenges. Rio+20 is smaller, but still generating interesting ideas.