Energy

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.

What’s behind the recent slide in the oil price?

After a year of big rises, the oil price has slipped back recently. Is this just a blip, or are we set for another big tumble? John Stepek explains.

Amid talk of “super-spikes” and shortages – are we near peak oil bullishness?

Saudi Aramco’s warning of a supply crunch in the oil market has an element of déjà vu about it. John Stepek takes a closer look to see what investors should do next.

The most-hated metal in the world is due a comeback

During the commodities boom, uranium was the bubbliest metal of them all – but the price of the nuclear fuel has collapsed, alongside support for nuclear power. Dominic Frisby asks: is now the time to buy?

Opec turns on the taps again

Oil cartel Opec’s decision to raise production was seen as bullish for the oil price, even though a lot more crude is heading to market.

Oil producers are pumping harder – but don’t expect oil prices to slide

Oil cartel Opec and Russia have decided to pump more oil. Normally, higher production means lower prices. But that’s not likely to happen this time, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

The race to exploit the Antarctic

For almost 60 years, the southern polar regions have been protected by international treaty. But the continent’s commercial potential is putting co-operation under threat. Simon Wilson reports.

Energy fund experts have failed investors - look elsewhere

There are plenty of positive signs for the energy sector, says Max King, even if its long-term future is one of declining output. But specialist energy fund managers are asleep at the wheel.

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