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China has discovered that it isn't easy to duplicate a shale boom fueled by a special cadre of small, wildcatting oil and gas exploration companies.
In November 2014, OPEC and Saudi Arabia started a price war against the US shale industry (and other high-end producers) by refusing to rein in output and fighting for market share instead.
Several years ago, General Motors made a deal to turn Detroit municipal waste into steam, which helped to power one of its local plants in 2014.
It's always nice when a business gamble turns into a sure thing. That former gamble — SolarCity's massive solar module giga-factory — is taking shape in Buffalo, New York.
A new study suggests that Persian Gulf countries will have to endure extreme weather episodes with heat unbearable to humans.
Imagine a country with abundant energy — primarily gas and oil — but lacking almost any drinking water (ground or surface), which is essential for the cities, infrastructure, and in Qat
Last month in the United Arab Emirates, Veolia Water Technologies and three other companies that have built some of the most advanced desalination technology in the world began operating a cluster
A breakthrough in the Paris climate talks suddenly seemed possible a year ago, after President Obama and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping — representing the world's biggest polluters — pl
It's amazing how quickly the falling price of solar and wind power has shifted the global energy consensus.
President Obama's speech may have grabbed most of the headlines on the opening day of the Paris climate talks, but speaking in a press conference that felt more like a Davos flashback, Bill Gat
Wind power is now so cheap in Texas that many energy retailers offer special deals that include free electricity at night after demand drops and the turbines are still pumping out electricity.
Duke Energy replaced its recently retired Beckjord coal-fired plant in New Richmond, Ohio, with a 2-MW lithium-ion grid-storage battery and joined companies like AES Energy Services in the storage-to-frequency regulation market.
Any company that prefers stability over the trauma of change should avoid the energy business for the next couple of decades.