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December 19, 2014
New York’s Cuomo to Ban Fracking in His State
The state of New York will ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, because of the potential it holds for creating a public health risk and its questionable economic benefits.
December 18, 2014
Average Gas Prices Continue to Fall: What You’re Paying and Why
On average, Americans spend about four cents out of every dollar they earn on gasoline. Here's your Cheat Sheet to gas prices.
December 18, 2014
Kenya to Develop Africa’s Largest Wind Project
Kenya may soon be home to the largest wind project on the continent of Africa.
December 10, 2014
Why US Shale May Fizzle Rather Than Boom
A new study in Nature finds that the estimates for shale gas production could be vastly overblown, and that production could peak within the next decade.
December 05, 2014
Nuclear Incident Leaves Doubts Over Ukraine’s Energy Security
Ukraine’s coal crisis, coinciding with wintry weather, is made worse because the country’s own coal region is where government forces are fighting insurgents.
December 04, 2014
OPEC Decision Hits Renewables
The biggest threat to renewables growth is not the price of oil or gas, but instead policy and regulatory measures.
December 03, 2014
Ukraine’s Next Energy Minister Will be Bought and Paid For, as Usual
Elite power circles are playing a very dangerous game with Ukraine's most important ministry — energy.
November 28, 2014
OPEC Refuses to Cut Production, Sending Oil Price Down Again
OPEC has resisted the urging of its needier members and has decided not to cut production levels despite the 5-month-old plunge in oil prices.
November 26, 2014
Utilities Facing Coal Shortages Due to Rail Congestion
The piles of coal at utility yards are running well below average, and several utilities are pressuring rail companies to allow more coal trains through.
November 25, 2014
Why the Price of Foreign Oil Still Influences How Much You Pay for Gas
Gasoline prices have hit new lows as of late, thanks to booming domestic production. How does that correspond with international trends, and could prices get even lower?
November 24, 2014
Republicans and Democrats Go to War Over EPA
The Republican Party has made no bones about the fact that it will be seeking to scale back environmental regulations in the United States.
November 22, 2014
Food, Gas, and Price Stability: Are We There Yet?
Inflation is like a monetary poltergeist, ghostly and supernatural in essence, but very real and potentially destructive in effect.
November 21, 2014
State Budgets Reeling From Low Oil Prices
U.S. states that are overly dependent on oil to meet their budget forecasts are starting to come to grips with the fact that their spending plans may not work.
November 12, 2014
Magnesium To Replace Lithium-ion Batteries Soon
The supremacy of the lithium-ion battery may about to be challenged.
November 11, 2014
Latest Electric Car Innovation Could Recharge Batteries in Minutes
Scientists at the Queensland University of Technology say they've developed inexpensive supercapacitors that can be used in tandem with ordinary batteries.
November 11, 2014
GOP Has Big Plans for Energy, But Are the Numbers Right?
Although touted as having long-term positive impact in the areas of energy independence and national economy, the GOP’s agenda falls short on its claims.
November 07, 2014
Waterless Fracking Could Be Industry Game Changer
Waterless fracking has been tried before, but so far, has not been adopted in any meaningful way by the industry.
November 05, 2014
Islamic State Looks to Mediterranean to Continue Oil Operations
There is serious concern that the battle for control of Syria by the group calling itself the Islamic State may soon shift.
November 03, 2014
Gas Prices Are Falling, But Solar Energy Is Set to Take Over
Markets are clamoring about falling gas prices, but solar energy is quietly building momentum and getting set to completely take over the energy business.
October 29, 2014
The End of an Era: Is the US Petrodollar Under Threat?
Recent trade deals and high-level cooperation between Russia and China have set off alarm bells in the West.
October 27, 2014
OPEC and Russia’s Vulnerability, and America’s Ingenuity
Through iteration, experience, and innovation, North America is producing oil cheaper.
October 24, 2014
Boeing Begins New Biofuel Project Using Cooking Oil
Boeing and Chinese airplane manufacturer COMAC are working together on a biofuel project that would turn China’s rivers of used cooking fat into jet fuel.
October 16, 2014
Cheaper, Cleaner, and Safer: How Hydrogen Could Replace Oil
Scientists in Australia have come one step closer to replicating photosynthesis and creating bountiful and cheap hydrogen energy for everyone.
October 16, 2014
New Generator Powered Solely By Heat, Not Fuel
A startup has developed a generator that could harness heat waste and simultaneously reduce fuel consumption and toxic emissions by up to 3 percent.
October 13, 2014
The 10 Biggest Energy Company Bankruptcies
Here are the bankruptcies that will be etched into the tombstones of failed energy fortunes for time immemorial.
October 10, 2014
The Role of Oil Prices in Global Financial Markets
Oil, despite several different benchmarks such as Brent and WTI, is a commodity traded on a global market.
October 09, 2014
Russian Shale Boom Unlikely As Sanctions Force Another Company Out
Western sanctions against Russia have led Royal Dutch Shell to discontinue its work with Gazprom Neft in extracting shale oil from a field in Siberia.
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