We rely heavily on electricity and gas as forms of energy to power our
world. As our consumption of energy in these forms intersects with
rising costs and a dwindling supply, businesses and governments are faced
with the task of finding ways to cut expenditure, as well as harness
alternative means of energy production. The need for "green energy"
which can be extracted, generated, or consumed without negatively
impacting the environment is an important current issue. Promising
sustainable energy solutions include wind power, hydroelectricity, solar
energy, and geothermal energy.
Browse the headlines below to find relevant, up-to-date energy news from
around the globe.
For years, the oil and gas sector ignored or undermined efforts to tackle climate change. That has changed recently, with many companies stepping up investments in renewable energy and electric vehicle infrastructure. ...
By Mike Scott, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:00:00 -0500.
U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Wednesday, after consumer prices in October rose as expected, keeping the Federal Reserve on track for gradual interest rate hikes, while a rebound in oil prices lifted energy stocks.
Reuters. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:11:31 -0500.
New York State is soliciting bids to build 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy while New Jersey aims for 3,500 MW by 2030. Hurdles abound, but the Energy Department says the potential capacity for such energy is 2,000 GW.
By Ken Silverstein, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:01:00 -0500.
OPEC officials quickly sought to reassure energy market participants on Wednesday, as oil prices fluctuated wildly ahead of a much-anticipated meeting between the influential oil cartel and its allied partners in early December.
CNBC. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:14 GMT.
Energy giant Woodside has joined the world's largest miners in calling for Australia to re-introduce a tax on carbon emissions as pressure mounts on the conservative government to act on climate change by curbing pollution. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:07:32 -0500.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado town says an oil and gas company is withdrawing its application for some of the wells it wanted to drill near a former nuclear weapons plant south of Boulder. ...
Washington Times. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:25:21 -0500.
BUDAPEST, Hungary – Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies to cut its dependency on Russia, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Nov. 13. ...
Victoria Petrenko. Kyiv Post. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:02:35 +0000.
Scores of Aussie households could be saving up to $1,000 if they just "picked up the phone" and negotiated a better deal with their energy provider, according to a new analysis of tariffs.
Amy Bainbridge and Katie Cassidy. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:20:52 +1100.
Scientists have now characterized the higher energy levels reached by electrons in resonance in three-particle systems, which are too complex to be described using simple equations. ...
Science Daily. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:03:27 EST.