• Jul 18, 2014 | Kirk Edelman
    When we talk about solutions for our nation’s energy needs, the conversation is often framed as an either/or choice between generation from renewable sources and from fossil fuels. Based on my experience investing in global energy projects, I believe that we need both. While it’s important to build a system that uses renewables as much as possible to ensure sustainability and environmental responsibility, there are two challenges posed by renewables that are oftentimes overlooked.
  • Jul 11, 2014 | Francisco Szekely
    With evidence of climate change becoming clearer than ever, European countries should think carefully before allowing fracking in their territory. Although hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — offers the benefits of abundant supplies of unconventional oil and gas and lower carbon emissions than other combustibles such as oil and gas, it is not a sustainable solution due to its large environmental costs and its potential contribution to climate change. Moreover, the short-term economic promises fracking it offers are also taking our sense of urgency away from transitioning to more renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar power.
  • Building on a Busy Year

    Jun 08, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg



    Entergy is sharpening its business strategy to manage risk and grow the business, says Leo Denault, chairman and chief executive officer. He recently talked with EnergyBiz, and his edited comments follow.  

  • Jun 05, 2014 | Randy Burns
    Last fall I wrote an article regarding liquefied natural gas (LNG) and its impact on the U.S. energy picture. Although no new significant developments have transpired since the article was written, LNG continues to dominate news headlines because its potential to impact natural gas prices is profound.
  • Jun 04, 2014 | Wayne M. Kovach
    Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a highly controversial subject. Those in favor of it would argue that its gains, namely cleaner and cheaper energy (as opposed to coal), certainly outweigh the risks. Those opposed would argue that more investments in fossil fuel sources only hurt our environment more and push back advancements in renewable energy technology. While that debate will likely continue, the hope for some middle ground lies with "green fracking."
  • May 15, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    A Wall Street Journal analysis of global data has apparently resulted in the claim that the United States (U.S.) will soon surpass Russia as the largest (combined) producer of oil and natural gas in the world.
  • May 08, 2014 | Richard Goodwin
    The application of horizontal drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing to extract shale gas and liquid hydrocarbons is directly responsible for development of these unconventional energy and chemical resources.
  • May 06, 2014 | Devon Bass
    Texas is a large and growing producer of natural gas. The U.S. has seemly overnight become a natural gas giant and Texas is the largest producer of natural gas in the U.S. Just a decade or so ago, the country was investing billions of dollars to put in place the infrastructure and facilities to import natural gas on a massive scale.
  • Apr 30, 2014 | Steven Ferrigno
    With a resurgent Russia throwing its weight around militarily and commercially, unconventional energy could give Europe some much-needed leverage. In January 2009, households across Southeastern Europe were plunged into freezing cold.
  • Apr 16, 2014 | Sarah Battaglia
    Being involved in the energy industry, we've received loads of questions regarding natural gas. It's a hot commodity right now so we understand that our readers want answers. Below you will find ten questions that have been boggling our readers' minds lately.
  • Mar 14, 2014 | Dilip James
    There is little doubt that the world urgently needs energy sources in order to survive. Till recently fossil fuels like coal and oil filled this need. Now, fossil fuel reserves have peaked and we are on the down side of a very steep slope.
  • Mar 10, 2014 | Ed Rilkoff
    I recently reviewed the latest CO2 data published by the U.S. EIA. China was the leading producer of CO2 emissions at 8,715 million tonnes in 2011, up 9.0% over the prior year. The majority of emissions in China comes from the burning of coal for electric generation used to produce about 80% of the nation's electric power.
  • Integrating with power
  • Feb 27, 2014 | Steven Ferrigno
    The shale revolution has driven down US energy bills, freed up household income and made North American businesses more competitive. Has dithering Europe already missed the boat?
  • Feb 21, 2014 | Randy Burns
    Conventional wisdom may say that natural gas is the primary fuel of electricity generation in the PJM region given the following two facts:
  • Last May, I wrote an article for EnergyPulse on shale gas as a potential game changer.  Since then, the developments in shale have taken the word 'potential' out of the equation.  Consider Siemens' recent shale gas projects.
  • Feb 14, 2014 | Davis Swan
    Having spent more than 25 years in the oil and gas industry I have seen my fair share of hydro-carbon price fluctuations. So it has not come as a complete surprise to me that the "shale gas" phenomenon has had such a dramatic impact on North American Natural Gas prices.
  • Feb 05, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    Of late every pseudo-scientific wordsmith between Lapland and the Capetown (South Africa) Navy Yard is competing for a place on what they perceive as the shale gravy train. Even the chief economic commentator of the (London) Financial Times, Mr Martin Wolf, has signed on as a supporter of that resource, even though he doesn't know the difference between gas and a hole in the ground.
  • Jan 28, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    A Wall Street Journal analysis of global data has apparently claimed that the United States (U.S.) will soon surpass Russia as the largest (combined) producer of oil and natural gas in the world.
  • Exec Sees Power Opportunities

    Gregg Kantor
    Feb 02, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Natural gas utilities are getting ready to challenge their power counterparts for business. That is the view of Gregg Kantor, NW Natural’s president and CEO. He expressed his buoyant views of the future of the gas side of the industry in a recent roundtable EnergyBiz conducted with gas utility chief executive officers.