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Saudi Prince’s Elevation Will Have Far-Reaching Consequences in Energy
Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s becoming heir to the throne makes him an even more influential voice in global oil circles.... More >>

China Cancels Military Meeting With Vietnam Over Territorial Dispute
The public sign of discord is highly unusual for the two Communist neighbors, and it comes as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the South China Sea.... More >>

Economic Scene: Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future
A Stanford professor’s vision of an economy wholly powered by renewable fuels has drawn a heated rebuttal from scholars who question many of its assumptions.... More >>

Libya’s Increased Oil Production Thwarts OPEC’s Reduction Plans
Despite the country’s political instability, its production has grown to 885,000 barrels a day, undercutting OPEC’s efforts to shrink supplies worldwide.... More >>

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal
The company is joining other oil companies and corporate giants to endorse a plan from the Climate Leadership Council to tax fossil fuels and pay the dividends to taxpayers.... More >>

Both Climate Leader and Oil Giant? A Norwegian Paradox
While Norway wants to wean its own citizens off fossil fuels, it remains one of the world’s biggest petroleum producers and is revving up exports.... More >>

Energy Department Closes Office Working on Climate Change Abroad
The elimination of the Office of International Climate and Technology is another sign of the Trump administration’s retreat on global warming policy.... More >>

OPEC Took Aim at U.S. Oil Producers, but Hurt Itself, Too
The Saudi-led cartel thought low prices would squeeze American shale output. Now its effort to reverse course is proving difficult to pull off.... More >>

How Retiring Nuclear Power Plants May Undercut U.S. Climate Goals
The oversupply of natural gas brought by hydraulic fracturing is driving out dirty coal, but it is also threatening zero-emissions nuclear power.... More >>

Scientists Praise Energy Innovation Office Trump Wants to Shut Down
The National Academy of Sciences said the Energy Department’s advanced research lab, known as ARPA-E, is making vital progress.... More >>

On Nuclear Waste, Finland Shows U.S. How It Can Be Done
A plan to build a repository in granite bedrock has progressed smoothly for years, in contrast to the United States’ experience with Yucca Mountain.... More >>

A Stagnant General Electric Will Replace the C.E.O. Who Transformed It
The industrial giant, whose jet engines propel air travelers and whose generators light millions of households, declared that it would be installing its first new leader in 16 years.... More >>

Settlements for Company Sins Can No Longer Aid Other Projects, Sessions Says
The attorney general signed an order this week to end the practice of requiring corporate wrongdoers to make payments to outside groups or causes.... More >>

Drivers Head Into Summer With a Gift at the Gas Pump
The average nationwide gasoline price on Friday was the lowest for this time of year since 2005, despite OPEC cutbacks and Middle East tensions.... More >>

Too Hot to Fly? Climate Change May Take a Toll on Air Travel
Excess heat in Phoenix grounded more than 40 flights in recent days, and scientists say a warming climate could also mean more turbulent rides.... More >>

The U.S. Won’t Actually Leave the Paris Climate Deal Anytime Soon
Under the Paris rules, the United States will remain a party to the accord for nearly all of President Trump’s current term. So what comes next?... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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