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  • No thanks, Estonia

    No thanks, Estonia

    Estonia can keep its Stone Age, oil-shale technology, along with its air pollution.

  • High Noon for solar

    High Noon for solar

    Why does solar power development lag in the United States when it has taken off all over Europe?

  • Fracking is the big new gun

    Fracking is the big new gun

    Hydraulic fracturing is changing the energy industry -- and the entire nation -- in ways we’re only beginning to understand.

  • The big bonfire

    The big bonfire

    The economy is stuck in a ditch, but on climate change the U.S. is finally moving in the right direction.

  • Mission critical

    Mission critical

    With global warming threatening the planet, even environmentalists are looking more kindly at natural gas.

  • Renewables: The Final Frontier

    Renewables: The Final Frontier

    Vaclav Smil is a historian who exemplifies Vulcan-style logic and skepticism when it comes to easy solutions to energy problems.

  • Chill, baby, chill

    Chill, baby, chill

    The largest drilling boom in Western history is ending as new technologies make it easier to get shale gas from other parts of the country.

  • The little island that could

    The little island that could

    The small Danish island of Samso runs entirely on renewable energy. The West could do the same.

  • Drilling with Charlie

    Randy Udall’s friend Charlie has spent his life drilling for oil and natural gas.

  • The energy we take for granted is becoming scarce

    Randy Udall hopes this year’s cold and snowy winter reminds Rocky Mountain Westerners that the best way to stay warm is by conserving energy.

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