The price of Brent crude hit a two-year high yesterday. John Stepek looks at what that might mean for the global economy – and for inflation in particular.
We're on the cusp of a revolution in the energy industry. It's one that could redraw the energy map of the world, give humanity the ability to tap essentially unlimited power sources, and – if you make the right investments – make a fortune for investors.
In short, we're living through a change in the way the world produces and consumes energy. It is a transition that's well under way. And it's being driven by the convergence of several key technological trends that are showing no sign of abating.
While you wouldn't be alone in thinking that solar power was further away than ever, you could be wrong. Solar is on the brink of becoming the world's dominant energy source.
Oil is in a bull market, says Dominic Frisby. And in any bull market, you want to be invested. Here, he picks the best ways to buy in.
The desert kingdom is in the throes of radical upheaval – its leader wants to follow Facebook’s example, and “move fast and break things”. Investors should be wary, says John Stepek.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the most powerful man in Saudi Arabia, is cracking down on the kingdom’s top officials and businessmen. John Stepek looks at what that means for investors.
Last year, oil prices averaged $44 a barrel. Now Brent crude has crept up to $60 for the first time in two years, double the price seen in the spring of 2016
The rise of the electric car has seen big advances in battery technology. But the real game changer is renewable energy, says John Stepek.
The diesel emissions scandal shows how the profit motive seems always to have overriden concerns over unhealthy emissions, says James Lewisohn.
First we had “peak oil”, now electric cars will bring about “peak lithium”. But don’t worry, says John Stepek, “peak” arguments are always wrong. Here’s why.