Why are Californians going off the grid?

Unreliable utility companies and changing energy costs are pushing residents to build their own energy systems.

Mia Sullivan • March 18, 2022

Why are gas prices skyrocketing?

Remember the good old days (a year ago) when gas was under $3?

Jacob Cohen • March 10, 2022

How Energy became the top-performing sector in 2021

For the first time since 2016, Energy is the top-performing sector on the S&P 500 (with Devon Energy leading the way).

Trung T. Phan • December 28, 2021

By the numbers: A $300k chicken, 29% of 13-year-olds, and a really rich dog

Plus: Electricity is about to strike India, and films’ COVID budgets.

Jacob Cohen • November 22, 2021

Is nuclear fusion (finally) here?

Helion Energy raised $500m (with $350m coming from Sam Altman) to create a workable nuclear fusion reactor.

Trung T. Phan • November 9, 2021

Digits: Amazon in the sky, billions of parking spots, and $135m jewels

Plus: Longer wind turbines, CVS thefts, and ketchup fraud.

Jacob Cohen • September 7, 2021

Digits: Women of the F500, a galactic short call, and a brand new ocean.

Numbers you should know from the week’s most interesting headlines.

Ethan Brooks • June 14, 2021

7-Eleven is adding 500 new places to charge your car

7-Eleven is adding 500 EV charging stations across the US by the end of 2022 -- a big increase from its current 22 stations.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 3, 2021

Eavor looks to (literally) heat up the renewable race with $40m investment

Chevron and BP are diversifying their portfolios by investing in geothermal startup Eavor.

Jacob Cohen • February 18, 2021

Why oil and battery metal prices are surging in parallel

Supply constraints are leading to higher prices for oil and metals for EV batteries (meant to replace oil).

Trung T. Phan • February 16, 2021

The world is facing a big dam problem

As the world’s energy storage demands rise, this startup is turning hills into batteries.

Ethan Brooks • February 10, 2021

Can America’s make EV batteries at home?

China is the world’s biggest EV battery producer. Can America catch up?

Trung T. Phan • January 28, 2021

GE created the world’s most powerful wind turbine. What’s next?

GE, once the world’s most valuable company, is hoping to reinvent itself through offshore wind power investments.

Trung T. Phan • January 6, 2021

Nuclear tech: Coming to a boat near you?

Danish startup Seaborg just raised $24m to create a safer nuclear power option.

Ethan Brooks • December 29, 2020

Elon, a 25-year-old billionaire, and the great self-driving car debate

Tesla (cameras + AI) and Luminar Technologies (LIDAR) have 2 competing visions on how fully autonomous vehicles will be achieved.

Trung T. Phan • December 7, 2020

How NextEra became America’s most valuable energy company

NextEra became America’s most valuable energy firm by making a big bet on renewables.

Trung T. Phan • October 28, 2020

A nuclear fusion breakthrough suggests we can copy the way the sun makes energy

Based on research from a team out of MIT (and a spinoff company), nuclear fusion could be here by 2024.

Trung T. Phan • October 6, 2020

Meet Eskom: The South African power utility giant where CEOs go to die

Why has this power facility giant in South Africa gone through 10 CEOs in the last decade?

Wes Schlagenhauf • June 5, 2019

The East Coast will plug into the Midwest for power with a new $2.5B extension cord

European investors have partnered on a $2.5B project to build a 329-mile-long extension cord from the Midwest to East Coast energy markets.

Conor Grant • March 12, 2019

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