The next 10 years in energy

May 7, 2013
It's cheaper and easier than ever to extract natural gas -- thanks in part to advances in controversial technologies like hydraulic fracturing. As technology advances over the next decade, will it stay that way?
Posted In: fracking, solar, energy

Today's Army marches on its batteries while searching for alternatives

Apr 22, 2013
The Rapid Equipping Force seeks solutions to problems soldiers encounter in the field -- such as packing pounds and pounds of batteries on patrol.
Posted In: energy, military, batteries, Army

Counting what's in freight cars, as Union Pacific reports earnings

Apr 18, 2013
If you could see inside the cars on a freight train, you'd know more about which parts of the economy are up -- or down.
Posted In: railroad, Economy, energy, fuel

Global clean energy progress stalled: Report

Apr 17, 2013
Reports over the past couple years have suggested sky-high U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions have been falling, but what about the global energy picture? A new report suggests its nothing to write home about.
Posted In: carbon emissions, natural gas, coal, energy

Would you like some salt with your batteries?

Apr 4, 2013
A promising new technology aims to store electricity for the power grid on the cheap.
Posted In: energy, batteries, power grid, electricity

Drillers and enviros try to set fracking standards together

Mar 22, 2013
Can natural-gas companies and environmental groups together set standards for fracking that will win the public's trust? An experiment in Pennsylvania will try.
Posted In: fracking, shale gas, energy, Oil

Will Obama's second term have a greener tint?

Mar 15, 2013
President Obama highlights his energy policy at an event in Illinois today. What’s that policy, and will it get more attention in the second term than it did in the first?
Posted In: Environment, green energy, energy

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

An artificial island will generate electricity

Jan 24, 2013
Belgium is building an artificial island in the North Sea to store water pumped by wind turbines in periods of low electricity demand. When electricity is needed, the water will be released.
Posted In: energy, wind power, Belgium

Natural gas fracking: big trouble or bridge fuel?

Jan 15, 2013
In our Petro-State podcast, we talk to Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations about the potential of natural gas to transition us to a low-carbon future. And we play fracking BS Detector.
Posted In: natural gas, energy, fracking, climate, carbon-dioxide emissions