fossil fuels


Police officers observe a minute of silence to commemorate of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 18,000 lives, and subsequent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2015 in Fukushima, Japan.

Japan struggles to build a new electricity network

Mar 11, 2015
The expansion of solar power to replace nuclear has hit a wall: The capacity of Japan's grid.
Posted In: Japan, electricity, solar, power, fossil fuels
Pumpjacks and wells are at work in an oil field near McKittrick, California.

Who wins and loses as oil prices fall

Dec 9, 2014
The worst-hit countries are small oil producers that depend greatly on the revenue.
Posted In: oil prices, fossil fuels, oil production, gas prices

Businesses close ranks against Obama energy policies

Jan 31, 2014
More than 70 business groups have formed a coalition to confront the Obama administration’s energy regulation process at every step
Posted In: fossil fuels

Kiribati: Island nation deals with the consequences of climate change

Nov 26, 2013
Bloomberg's Jeffrey Goldberg speaks about his visit to the island nation threatened by rising sea levels.
Posted In: climate change, global warming, pacific ocean, environmental, fossil fuels

The effect of colleges divesting from fossil fuels

May 17, 2013
Fossil fuels, the new apartheid? University students want their schools to divest. One college calculates the cost.
Posted In: fossil fuels, university endowments

How the markets will react to more North American fuel production

May 14, 2013
When fossil fuel gets cheap.
Posted In: Oil, fracking, fossil fuels

A new era in North American fossil fuel production

May 14, 2013
A new report says North America will once again dominate fossil fuel production
Posted In: Oil, fossil fuels, alternative energy, fracking

Does the fracking boom kill renewables?

Jan 25, 2013
We ask Ethan Zindler of Bloomberg New Energy Finance if a clean energy boom and the expansion of fracking are mutually exclusive.
Posted In: renewable energy, fossil fuels, energy

Scientific method: The search for a better battery

Jan 2, 2013
The biggest barrier to renewable energy such as solar and wind is storing the electricity it generates. In a university laboratory, a scientist painstakingly re-imagines the battery.
Posted In: batteries, energy, fossil fuels

U.N. meets to chart future of energy

Jan 16, 2012
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is set to declare the Year of Renewable Energy for All.
Posted In: United Nations, renewable energy, fossil fuels