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Will cheap natural gas give us an opportunity to reduce emissions while inventing new technologies? Or will we simply become addicted to another fossil fuel?
Companies are demonstrating a novel way to turn inaccessible coal into usable fuel.
Cheap natural gas means U.S. electricity producers are buying less coal. But the rest of the world is buying more.
The high cost of making biofuel from cellulosic sources is prompting a new strategy.
The country aims to use computer simulations to overcome significant challenges in extracting shale gas.
A system for measuring methane leaks could settle the question of whether natural gas is good for the climate.
The push to extend fracking to arid regions is drawing attention to water-free techniques.
Vast amounts of the clean-burning fossil fuel have been discovered in shale deposits, setting off a gas rush. But how it will affect our energy use is still uncertain.