It's not just energy-hungry pot farms: the ties between energy and drugs run deep. Can we develop a national drug policy drawing on the lessons of the domestic oil and gas boom?
Renewable resources are being exploited to the extent that there is a loss of species and future generations are threatened.
Grand plans designed to reduce reliance on oil will struggle to create an economy which helps all the Kingdom's subjects.
Phasing out fossils fuels would go a long way to stopping dangerous climate change – but it might be harder than we thought.
Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar are beginning the painful process of restructuring their economies away from oil dependence.
In terms of what is achievable, any foreign policy approach that does not account for strategic and historical realities is likely to fail.
Woodside's deferral of its floating gas project in Western Australia is just the latest blow low oil prices have dealt the industry.
American consumers just aren't prioritizing fuel efficiency in a time of low gasoline prices. Is there a way to reverse the trend and make progress on climate change?
Nigeria must work together with its people to help keep the peace in the Niger Delta.
Cheap gas is traditionally a boost for the U.S. economy but this time the economy could be badly hurt because of the domestic drilling boom and financial bets made by the oil & gas industry.
Economic growth is a necessary condition for development. But it can only pass the sufficient condition test if growth translates into high-earning jobs. Ghana's recent history illustrates this.
The next president will have little power to slow the growth of renewable energy, sliding oil prices or coal's decline.
Countries like Rwanda have shown that regional integration can enhance growth and reduce poverty. South Sudan should follow its lead in its engagement with the East African Community.
Do fossil fuels need saving from efforts to combat climate change? The Australian government seems to think so, but that sort of thinking is out of date.
With everything from Islamic State to disenfranchised black Africans to deal with, the former Gaddafi stronghold has everything to achieve.
Geopolitics – from the US to Syria to Iran – are at the heart of Saudi Arabia and Russia's decision to freeze oil production at January levels.
What will be the economic and political fallout as oil continues its slide toward $20 a barrel?
Obama's proposal to add $10 tax to crude oil raises the thorny question of whether the U.S. can continue to fund its highway infrastructure with a fuel tax that hasn't changed since 1993.
Low inflation gives the RBA scope to cut rates in coming months but a lot will turn on whether we continue to see persistently weak GDP growth.
When you pick apart the strange economics of global energy markets, it becomes clear how the incredible power of Riyadh can take other countries to the brink.