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Who will clean up America's abandoned oil wells?
America’s oil rush has left a toxic legacy: abandoned wells leaching pollutants into the atmosphere, ground and water. Millions lie scattered across the country, including so-called "orphans", whose original owners have either disappeared or gone bust.Explore all content
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American LNG exports are surging, on the back of European demand
Exports have skyrocketed for America’s LNG producers as demand soars, particularly from Europe. But not everyone’s happy about the expansion in output.
The race is on for green tech resources
Just a few countries dominate the mines and production facilities crucial to the green energy transition. The problem is, that makes this part of the supply chain especially vulnerable for manufacturers.
How Putin held Europe hostage over energy
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Are high petrol prices killing the American Dream?
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The controversy clouding the future of US solar development
Joe Biden wants solar to provide 45 per cent of the nation’s power supply by 2050, but a controversial trade war is clouding US solar development.
Nuclear is bouncing back
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Tackling a growing methane problem starts with the pipes
As oil and gas production rises in the US, emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, are increasing, largely due to leaky pipes.
Floating offshore wind tech to open up US waters
58 per cent of the US’s offshore wind resources remain untapped. Could floating offshore wind technology be the solution?
This Tesla co-founder has a plan to recycle your EV batteries
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Gas flaring: Can we rein in the waste and pollution?
Flaring, the controlled burning of unwanted natural gas during oil and gas recovery, is both wasteful and damaging to the environment. Moves are being made to curb the procedure, but how effective will they be?
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Expanding America’s superhighways of clean energy
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End of the road for America's oil and gas pipelines?
America's oil and gas industry is battling to build crucial pipelines from wells to refineries. Costs are soaring as protests and litigation take a heavy toll.
How to build an artificial tree
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Anchors aweigh for the first commercial offshore wind farm in the US
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