Coal could soon be the world's top energy source

Dec 19, 2012
The International Energy Agency says coal will overtake oil and become the number one fuel within a decade unless government policies change.
Posted In: coal, energy

Study supports exporting U.S. natural gas

Dec 6, 2012
Exports to most countries have long been barred by federal law. As the Department of Energy considers several requests for export licenses, a study says exporting our glut of natural gas would benefit the economy.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, export, energy

U.S. natural gas: To export or not export?

Dec 6, 2012
A new government report says that the U.S. should export more of its natural gas to boost the economy, but is there enough demand overseas and how will exportation affect prices at home?
Posted In: natural gas, exports, U.S., energy

A different kind of 'power' broker in Chicago

Oct 26, 2012
Voters in the Windy City to decide whether City Hall can negotiate for cheaper electricity rates.
Posted In: energy, electricity

America's energy boom revives Ohio's steel industry

Oct 23, 2012
Every fracking well requires miles of pipe. The result is new investment in Ohio steel mills -- which also benefit from cheap natural gas for fuel.
Posted In: Oil, steel, energy

Koch-funded groups attack Obama for 'war on coal'

Oct 18, 2012
Ads target swing states of Ohio and Virginia.
Posted In: 2012 election, coal, Barack Obama, Koch, super PACs, energy

California climate change law faces legal test

Oct 16, 2012
Today a 9th Circuit court in San Francisco hears arguments on the legality of California's, first in the nation, low carbon regulation for transport fuel. The case may determine whether California becomes the U.S. leader in climate litigation.
Posted In: energy, carbon emissions, california

Is the U.S. at risk of another OPEC oil embargo?

Oct 2, 2012
The OPEC oil embargo nearly 40 years was a shock to the U.S. and its economy. But the long-term effects proved a shock to Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members, who learned that oil and politics don't mix.
Posted In: Saudi Arabia, OPEC, Oil, energy

Libyan oil production almost back to normal

Oct 1, 2012
Civi war combatants mindful of the importance of oil on the economy, left infrastructure largely undamaged.
Posted In: Oil, energy, Civil War

Energy independence? For the U.S., it's a pipe dream

Oct 1, 2012
The U.S. can become less dependent on foreign oil, but it's still a part of the global oil market --and that means no insulation from oil price shocks.
Posted In: energy, Oil, big oil