Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:57:00 -0500Although there are real economic issues that could lead to world oil demand peaking, it does not appear imminent. Most of the alarmist predictions have no more credibility than peak oil supply warnings a decade ago.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500The exact moment that Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House Website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science. Other sites have followed. This is troubling to us scientists as well as to our military.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:01:00 -0500Turns out humanity's preferred method of making power and heat for the last million years—burning stuff—isn't the only way to extract energy from fossil fuels.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0500By 2050, California aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% -- and create jobs in the process -- but it will need federal approval for parts of its plan, setting up a potential showdown with the Trump administration.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:15:00 -0500Trump vows to get out his pen and start reversing Obama's executive orders Monday but some of the biggest rules will take time and careful lawyering to get rid of.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:33:00 -0500With a new fossil fuel-friendly presidential administration and growing global concern over climate change, the issue of what forms of energy we should use, and for how long, may be the subject of a hot debate.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:57:00 -0500Rick Perry, the Texas governor appointed by Donald Trump to run the Energy Department, will report to work in January to a department whose name he couldn't recall in a gaffe that effectively ended his 2012 primary campaign. A rocket scientist he is not. Cartoon by Ted Rall.
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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:12:00 -0500Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Trump's choice to become the next Energy Secretary, apologized for his previous recommendation to do away with the Department of Energy and instead vows to protect the science and scientists at the Department.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:48:00 -0500Companies operating in the Eagle Ford, the Mid-Continent and parts of the Rockies are starting to get attention with oil prices stabilizing above $50 per barrel.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:04:00 -0500Shutterstock The U.S. Supreme Court last week agreed to review the validity of class action waiver clauses in employer/employee arbitration agreements, and one attorney says its decision could have “important implications” for businesses. In an order list Friday, the nation’s high court granted petitions for writ of certiorari, or review, in Epic [...]
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:26:00 -0500NHTSA's six-month investigation was spurred by a fatal Florida crash involving a Tesla owner using the semi-automated driving feature
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:31:00 -0500Donald Trump's nominee for energy secretary, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, promised senators during his confirmation hearing this morning that he would defend the Energy Department from budget cuts reportedly favored by his prospective boss.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:18:00 -0500The Climate Group As President-elect Donald Trump puts together his fossil fuel-focused administration, the investment community is moving full speed in the opposite direction, instead putting their bets on emissions reductions and support for clean energy. Some recent developments: Investors controlling more than $5 trillion in assets have committed to [...]
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:24:00 -0500Both OPEC and the U.S. shale industry have tried to claim "victory" over the other in their ongoing struggle for market position in recent months, but both were premature, analogous to an NFL wide receiver spiking the football before he reches the goal line. This is a tie game headed for overtime.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:14:00 -0500Powerlines stand near the Duke Energy Corp. Gibson Station power plant in Owensville, Indiana, U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg Duke Energy agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty yesterday to the U.S. Department of Justice for violating federal antitrust laws in connection with the purchase of a [...]
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500How do climate scientists really know that 2016 was the warmest year on record?
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:11:00 -0500Wind turbines, of the Block Island Wind Farm, the first US offshore wind farm, tower above the water off the shores of Rhode Island. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images Every January, Michael Liebreich and Angus McCrone, founder and chief editor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance respectively, look into their crystal ball and predict [...]
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:49:00 -0500Regardless of where you stand on Tesla, if EV batteries can be bought for much less this year in China than when produced by 2020 in Nevada, the Gigafactory, and with it the bedrock of Tesla’s strategy and outsized valuation is in serious trouble.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500A wind turbine stands on property used by the MidAmerican Energy Co. Eclipse Wind Farm. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Wyoming’s legislature is considering a bill that would effectively outlaw renewable energy in the state. The so-called “Electricity Production Standard” proposes to penalize utilities in Wyoming for generating electricity from solar and wind energy. [...]
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:26:00 -0500Total plans to be active in US energy M&A and in the global marketplace. The company has an eye on shipping abundant US natural gas abroad and at the same time developing energy resources in Iran.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:58:00 -0500Millions of Mexicans are bracing for a tough year ahead amid fuel price hikes, rising inflation, a plunging peso and a menacing new president next door.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:49:00 -0500Last week’s announcement that the plant would close 14 years early is being touted by the governor as a major victory, but his unlikely ally in that win is natural gas produced from the Marcellus and Utica shale resources located in nearby Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:15:00 -0500I’ve had the honor and privilege of working for six different EPA administrators, almost all of them Republicans. I’ve seen first-hand what it takes to be a good—even great—administrator. And those years of experience tell me that Scott Pruitt is a breathtakingly wrong-headed choice.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:39:00 -0500We’re going to look at what happens when companies come out on the other side of a bankruptcy and begin to once again trade on the open market.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:35:00 -0500End of an era for Bass Family. Tillerson negotiated directly with Sid Bass.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:52:00 -0500A battle is forming over the incoming administration's plans to change regulations, but the current patchwork system is in need of reform, having become unwieldy and unnecessarily burdensome.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:45:00 -0500This app helps you profit from every Trump tweet.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:15:00 -0500Access to power in India is not a given. Here are the solar energy entrepreneurs who have found faster, cleaner and more economical route to universal access to power.