Renewables
It's the climate, stupid
1 June 2007
Resigned to a global-warming apocalypse? David Jenkins, former head of technology at BP, has some words of comfort. Interview by Tom Nicholls
A green sheen
1 March 2007
Climate changes in Washington
1 March 2007
Global issues, global response
Alternative realities
1 March 2007
ExxonMobil has just begun to talk freely about climate change. BP started 10 years ago. How does the UK firm see the future of energy? Tom Nicholls talks to Tony Meggs, BP's group vice-president of technology
Greener and meaner
1 March 2007
Most foreign firms had begun to lose hope of winning any big upstream opportunities in Russia before Oleg Mitvol came on the scene. Now they are afraid of losing the deals they have, writes Isabel Gorst
Long road to biofuels
1 March 2007
The US government's target to cut gasoline use by 20% by 2012 will be hard to meet. But in the longer term, the potential for biofuels is considerable, writes Anne Feltus
Bold and green
1 February 2007
Europe unveiled a bold new policy that would tackle energy security, climate change and liberalisation. Derek Brower reports from Brussels on the Commission's energy review
Policy sparks interest in alternative fuels
1 August 2006
Fossil-based fuels will remain the primary energy source for power generation and transportation in the foreseeable future. But as the scope and scale of projects aimed at developing alternative fuel sources grow, they will play an increasingly significant role in the US' energy future, writes Anne Feltus
The ethanol boom
1 August 2006
The North American biofuels business is expanding rapidly, although there is still considerable uncertainty over how the industry will take shape. Investors rushed to buy shares in initial public offerings (IPO) held by several ethanol producers in the first half of 2006, but that trend seems to be fading, with reports that as many as 20 IPOs were withdrawn or delayed in late June, WJ Simpson writes.
Let's get together
1 August 2006
The controversial Nam Theun 2 hydropower project shows big-ticket regional energy projects can happen – but not all grand plans will see the light of day, writes Martin Clark
Carbon chaos
1 July 2006
BTL the next step on from GTL
1 July 2006
The GTL industry is in its infancy, but is already being thought of as a stepping stone to a much bigger idea – fuels from renewable biomass. Tom Nicholls writes