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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

Some see energy in abandoned wells

Sep 18, 2012
An oil well may seem pretty useless when the light sweet crude stops flowing. In Texas, researchers and entrepreneurs see a chance to recycle old wells and create geothermal power.
Posted In: energy, Oil, geothermal energy, texas

Are Romney's drilling plans eco-friendly?

Aug 24, 2012
And a new app helps you separate fact from baloney in political ads.
Posted In: Obama, drilling, energy, Mitt Romney

Romney's energy plan: Less regulation, more exploration

Aug 23, 2012
But it probably won't have much impact on consumer's pocketbooks, especially when it comes to the price of gas or electricity.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, energy, Oil

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