President Obama used an obscure 1953 law to bar offshore drilling in Arctic Alaska and along the Atlantic coast. Republicans and energy companies want to reverse the ban, but it will not be easy.
Economists have shown, using both theory and data, that uncertainty about U.S. environmental policies makes clean tech innovation less likely.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has experience with energy, but if confirmed as secretary of energy, he should get ready to learn a lot about DOE's big jobs: nuclear security and basic science research.
The hostility of Scott Pruitt, Trump's nominee to head the EPA, toward climate change rules is well-known. But his anti-regulatory stance could easily set back years of work on environmental justice.
The protesters have scored a big victory in the Dakota Access Pipeline conflict, but it's served only to illuminate the sharp divisions over energy policy in the US.
An America that drills more, and imports less, could mean Opec no longer gets to call the shots.
The 'war on coal' is not really a result of onerous regulations but a combination of market forces over which a Trump administration has limited control.
President-elect Trump's objective on energy and climate is clear: Undo Obama's legacy of environmental regulations and massively expand fossil fuel production.
Washington state's plan to create a carbon tax would make it a climate leader, but local environmental groups are fighting it. What gives?
What are the crucial energy and climate policy questions facing the next president? Our academics weigh in.
Will government policy to promote clean energy be disastrous or a boon? A close look at the 2009 stimulus, which plowed $90 billion into energy, can tell us a lot.
A new study challenges the longstanding view that biofuels are carbon-neutral, and asserts that in the U.S. to date, they have done more harm to the climate than gasoline.
Trump is following in Ronald Reagan's footsteps by pushing against regulations, but in the 1980s, it only awakened the public to environmental concerns.
Many people thought U.S. gasoline consumption had already peaked. They were wrong. What happened?
Presidential candidates need to talk more about energy and address a tough question: what does the government do well on energy policy and what it should stay out of?
A fight's breaking out over who should pay subsidies for corn ethanol, and it is consumers who may end up paying for any changes.
How bad are things for U.S. coal? Very bad, but that's very good for environment. Now the question is whether other countries will cut back on coal as well.
A former state regulator and member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission argues that subsidizing reactors to keep them running is unnecessary and will be bad for consumers and the environment.
A nuclear engineer makes the case that nuclear power plants are important resources and should receive economic rewards for providing steady supplies of carbon-free electricity.
The anti-nuclear movement in the U.S. is at a critical juncture as worries over climate change grow.