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Energy

Energy is THE hot topic right now. A future in which the United States is energy independent has probably never felt like such a possibility. The natural gas boom is driving enormous change in the nation’s energy outlook, and domestic oil production is high.

And that’s not all. Changes in policy – both at home and abroad – have led to a push for cleaner energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Gasoline cars are becoming more efficient. Electric and hybrid vehicles continue to proliferate.

Change is a near-daily occurrence in the world of energy, so don’t fall behind. Look below to stay informed.

Energy: Does Going Green Mean Making Peace?

Energy: Does Going Green Mean Making Peace?

As we continue to wage war over fossil fuels and the environment deteriorates from burning them, the fight for our future centers on renewable energy like solar and wind. We look at the growth – and challenges – of renewables.

This Membrane Technology Might Save the World

This Membrane Technology Might Save the World

The world is mired in muck, largely due to the flaws of humankind as exposed by the ruthless pursuit of power and riches. To many politicians, “public service” is a means to personal wealth. Governments all over the world continue to demonstrate – as they have throughout history – how evil they can really be....

Helium Shortage Averted

Helium Shortage Averted

Helium is not a natural resource that receives much press. It’s not the life of the party. Instead, it’s more of a wallflower, used to fill balloons and, depending on the party, sometimes give people those squeaky voices. Despite its low profile, however, helium is actually all around us every day. For instance, helium neon...

Saudi Arabia’s Solar Power Planning is Paved in Oil Production

Saudi Arabia’s Solar Planning is Paved in Oil Production

In light of recent turmoil between the U.S. and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), it may be hard to believe that Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s biggest believers in a sunny future for solar power. Last year, its now-former oil minister Ali al-Naimi announced that the Saudi kingdom plans to...

How to Cash in on the Oil Matrix

How to Cash in on the Oil Matrix

As we approach this month’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, all eyes are once again on the Federal Reserve. Improving economic data has prompted some increasingly hawkish comments by Fed officials ahead of the June 17 decision. And the probability of a June interest rate increase has jumped from the single digits to more than...

Interview With Tim Maverick: More Downside Ahead for Oil Prices

Interview With Tim Maverick: More Downside Ahead for Oil Prices

Editor’s Note: Tony Daltorio, Wall Street Daily’s Senior Correspondent who writes under the name Tim Maverick, recently appeared on America’s Web Radio to discuss oil prices. Listen to his take below. http://wallstreetdaily-1.wistia.com/medias/1qkxi4zlt9?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=530 “Do not trust this current rally.” That’s Wall Street Daily Senior Correspondent Tim Maverick’s advice to us on the current surge in oil...

The Future of U.S. Shale Gas Hinges on Our Southern Border

The Future of U.S. Shale Gas Hinges on Our Southern Border

There’s no denying that the United States is currently experiencing a shale gas glut. Gas fields – such as the Marcellus – are the gifts that keep on giving. Last year, overall U.S. production levels hit 74 billion cubic feet per day. On top of that, the warm U.S. winter created a dynamic that’s left...

The Barrage of Energy Sector Bankruptcies Has Begun

In May 2001, Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) went public. At the time, the company’s future looked so bright… In the prior year, the coal that Peabody sold had fueled the generation of over 9% of all electricity in the United States. The company had 9.3 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves. And China’s...

An Excess in Energy – The View From the Top

An Excess in Energy – The View From the Top

On April 7, I attended The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable: Opportunities and Risks in Today’s Energy Markets. There, experts in the energy industry came together for a panel discussion to address the current state of the energy markets, the opportunities and risks of this volatile sector, and predictions for the future. The panel was...