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Falling Oil Prices Won’t Hurt Clean Energy
It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s true.
China Goes Polar
“China is prepared to assist” in oil and gas exploration in the Arctic, the director general of China National Petroleum Corporation said Monday.
King Coal Is Merrily Fiddling the Taxpayer
Mining companies on federal land are dodging their dues.
Cancellation of South Stream Pipeline Gives EU an Economic Headache
Russian President Vladimir Putin's cancellation of the pipeline running gas from Russia to the EU has hampered Russian influence but at what cost?
The Local Heroes Reopening a Coal Mine With a Revolutionary New Business Model
Former miners are attempting to start their own coal mine in a community devastated by pit closures
Energy, Environment Issues Dominate Some Senate Races
Energy and climate are central issues on some of the tightest U.S. Senate races of 2014 and have created a surge in spending by outside groups.
Ukraine, Russia, EU Agree to Natural Gas Supply Deal
Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine for winter after several months of delay during the conflict in Ukraine.
How the Blue LED Changed the World, and Won a Nobel Prize
From lighting your television screen to sterilizing polluted water, how the new Nobel laureates’ inventions can change the world
Putin's 'Last and Best Weapon' Against Europe: Gas
Furious at sanctions from the West, Russia is preparing to hold the EU hostage over fuel, as winter draws near
The Looming Gas War Between Europe and Russia
Gas is the Kremlin’s biggest weapon, but leaving Europe shivering could backfire on Putin
Polish Miners Block Russian Coal Imports at Border
Hundreds of Polish miners have blocked trains carrying Russian coal while local mines struggle
New Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its Laws
Controversial treaty ratified ahead of Canadian Prime Minister’s China visit
Russia Says Open to Gas Talks With Ukraine, Offers Discount
Despite the cut-off to Ukraine, Russian gas has been flowing normally across Ukraine to Europe, which receives about half its gas via this route
EU Closer to Slamming Russia With Sanctions
EU leaders have to first determine whether Russia will help withdraw troops and secure the MH17 crash site
Protesters Arrested at America's First Tar Sands Mine
Meanwhile, Canada has been heavily mining the Alberta region for tar sands for several years. The consequences are piling up.
EU Ministers Ramp Up Sanctions Against Russia
European foreign minister met to decide on sanctions against Russia over its interference in eastern Ukraine
Is the U.S. Fracking Boom a Bubble?
The US shale revolution has been a welcome respite, but some argue it may not be all that beneficial in the long run
Magnetic Cooling Will Put Your Refrigerator to Shame
A greener method of cooling is about to get very hot
The Coal, Hard Facts
U.S. attempts to cut emissions will be so much hot air unless China signs on
It’s a Wind-Wind Situation
Offshore wind farms could slow hurricanes, and power our cities while they’re at it
Two Numbers: America’s Energy Jolt
In just eight years, the U.S. has halved its dependence on energy imports