October 15, 2012 Commentator Sheril Kirshenbaum says national energy strategies don't fit so neatly into red or blue compartments. The boundaries are blurry, motivated by more than a candidate's platform. Energy policies often cross party lines and she says we must open our eyes to when and where they do.
June 7, 2012 Soybeans came to the U.S. as a cheap source of oil, and they've never been able to overcome that past. They just don't have the rock star status of corn, even though they're the nation's number two crop.
May 10, 2012 No matter how much oil the U.S. produces domestically, we'll still be vulnerable to huge swings in the price of gasoline. That's because there's a single, global price for oil.
April 19, 2012 The country says it wants to invest in the oil business. But where will the money come from?
March 11, 2012 A surprising amount of energy is wasted along the way as we grow, process, transport and eat our food. Making changes in this chain is one not-so-obvious path to curbing our energy consumption.
January 14, 2012 The killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week marked the fifth time in two years that assassins have targeted scientists in Tehran. Weekends on All Things Considered takes a look at what this new level of diplomatic strain means for the Middle East and the U.S. economy.
October 7, 2011 Some see doom in North Dakota's oil boom, and criticized the music, tone and sourcing in a weekend story. The editor responds.
August 26, 2011 With Moammar Gadhafi on the run, Libya needs to start thinking about its next big challenge — what to do with the massive amount of wealth they as a country possess in oil. Almost all countries that find oil suffer from the resource curse. But there is one notable exception — Norway.
May 5, 2011 Commentator Ursula Goodenough specializes in the development of sustainable biofuels. She shares a graph with us showing the rise and predicted fall of oil production over a 2,500 year time frame.
April 21, 2011 A weak dollar, ongoing troubles in the Middle East and North Africa and rising demand from strengthening economies could combine to send prices well above the current $3.84 a gallon average.
April 1, 2011 Can you guess the number of rigs that are now actively looking for oil and natural gas in the United States? It now stands at 1,776 — one of America's favorite numbers. The figure reflects a rise of 38 rigs in the past week, and a gain of 311 over the same week one year ago.
March 10, 2011 A House subcommittee has voted to deny funds for the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases, in a Thursday session that pitted Republicans against Democrats in a heated debate.