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A more productive U.S. economy could unlock $10 trillion
Higher productivity could drive up wages, temper inflation and aid the energy transition, the McKinsey Global Institute finds.
War and oil profits mean more investment in fossil fuels — and green energy
Oil giants are going to invest in more oil while also preparing for a greener future, says The Economist's Vijay Vaitheeswaran.
Surging demand for copper means its price is rising too
The metal is crucial renewable energy technology and the transition away from fossil fuels.
Fracking flourishes as era of net-zero carbon looms
The energy industry is emphasizing the controversial technique over traditional drilling, partly for its shorter timetable.
Even if we manage to stop using oil as fuel, plastics made from oil will be harder to give up
Plastics are regarded as "Plan B" for the fossil fuel industry.
Oil execs ponder a future without oil as they gather in Houston
We won't stop using fossil fuels right away, but the transition to renewable energy could be tricky.
What will the clean energy transition look like?
The road to a clean, affordable and reliable power grid won’t be straightforward.
In the transition to renewables, energy storage is a hot topic
When the wind is blowing and the sun is shining, how can we store power to use when they aren't?
Coal use rises as natural gas prices spike
Long term, coal isn't a good option as an energy source. But the competition between coal and natural gas is what matters now.