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Are resource wars our future?

Why the Paris Climate Summit will be a peace conference - averting a world of failed states and resource wars.

Welcome To a New Planet

Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science -- and that should frighten us all.

Double-Dip Oil Rout: Why an Oil Glut May Lead to a New World of Energy

Painful as the short-term consequences of the current price rout may be, the long-term ones are likely to prove far more significant.

The Renewable Revolution

Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels.

Big Oil’s Broken Business Model

Many reasons have been provided for the dramatic plunge in the price of oil to about $60 per barrel (nearly half of what it was a year ago)...

Keystone XL, Cold War 2.0, and the GOP Vision for 2016

It’s a ritual long familiar to observers of American politics: presidential hopefuls with limited international experience travel to foreign lands and deliver speeches designed to showcase their grasp of foreign affairs.

Carbon Counterattack

Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic pressures, growing popular resistance, and the efforts of government regulators have all shocked the energy industry.

Fossil-fueled Republicanism

Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm.

Obama’s new oil wars

Washington is now the key country brandishing the oil weapon, using trade sanctions and other means to curb the exports of energy-producing states it categorizes as hostile. The Obama administration has taken this aggressive path even at the risk of curtailing global energy supplies.

Oil is Back!

Despite what you may think, Americans, on average, are driving more miles every day, not fewer, filling ever more fuel tanks with ever more gasoline, and evidently feeling ever less bad about it.