The marginal cost of North American natural gas production is substantially lower than the marginal cost of global oil production, setting up a decade of a natural gas boom.
Underground coal gasification offers the potential to make much more coal available. Yet it also could dramatically increase carbon dioxide emissions unless it's coupled with carbon dioxide capture and sequestration technology.
China might still be considered a developing country, but at Copenhagen, Beijing's posture needs to reflect that of the global economic power it has become.
The price of natural gas relative to oil is at a historic low, bucking long-term trends. But it would be imprudent for policy makers to base their energy choices on such short-term fluctuations.
Plans to retool the country's energy infrastructure, from Al Gore to Google, are better understood when compared with the nation's past efforts to win World War II and build the Interstate Highway System.
One of the world's most conservative countries is spending billions to create a world-class university, which it hopes will be an oasis of free enquiry.
The United States should take Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens's advice and no longer use natural gas to generate electricity.
Basic physics tells us that crude oil and natural gas store energy better than any human-made battery will in the foreseeable future.
The United States should expand its domestic oil production, but not for the commonly held reasons.
For 30 years, France has decided to chart a national energy policy centered on nuclear power. Today, this course has presented Paris with both significant costs and benefits.
Instead of lamenting record-high prices at the pump, the United States should impose taxes to keep them at such levels in hopes of breaking its reliance on gasoline and diesel.