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.

Oil-price surge threatens global growth

Increasingly robust global growth is driving demand for oil and pushing up the price. But the global economy may not be able to cope with oil at $100.

The cheapest bet on rising oil prices

The market is bullish on oil at the moment. And that’s likely to continue. John Stepek explains why, and picks the cheapest way to play it.

Oil has reached a ceiling

Stocks may be having a hard time of it this year, but oil is faring better.

Plug into the future of energy

David Stevenson explains how to generate an income by investing in the backbone of the new energy economy.

Will Brexit make it harder to keep the lights on in Britain?

Matthew Partridge talks to energy consultant Clive Moffatt to find out how EU membership has affected the UK’s energy policy, and how Brexit is likely to affect it.

Opec and Moscow strong-arm oil price

Opec has joined forces with Russia to mop up much of the oil market glut by agreeing to curtail production.

Chart of the week: US natural-gas production heading for a record high

US natural-gas production will hit a record in 2018. Output should exceed 80 billion cubic feet per day, marking a 60% increase since 2005.

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