By Jon Heggie

Some of Indonesia’s foremost thought leaders on sustainability, energy and environment convened in Jakarta for “Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Jakarta,” a roundtable discussion on how we plan, create and manage the sustainable city of the future from an energy perspective.

No sooner had the Interior Department released new fracking rules for public lands on Friday than industry groups announced a lawsuit to halt what they called “a reaction to unsubstantiated concerns.” The new regulations pertain to hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on about 756 million acres of federal and Indian land. They require companies…

When conservationist Willie Smits got married in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, in 1980, the dowry cost six sugar palm trees, a fact that intrigued him. The six trees equaled almost one month’s income for most locals. What made sugar palms so valuable? That question ultimately led Smits on a quest to maximize the tree’s value for…

Nearly five year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, oil production in the region is once again on the upswing.

Standing on the outskirts of Edmonton and looking northeast, a cluster of twinkling lights amid tall silvery smokestacks puffing out steam and smoke rises up out of the horizon. Driving northeast towards those lights, following along the North Saskatchewan River, you will pass through the industrial city of Fort Saskatchewan, where petrochemical processing plants and…

Obama’s veto gets criticism from Keystone supporters but praise from Hollywood A-listers such as best-actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore.

After a downsizing during the Great Recession, U.S. homes are once again upsizing and using more energy—though less per square foot.

The never-ending saga of the Keystone XL pipeline has new obstacles to overcome that go beyond Washington politics.

Another train carrying crude oil has derailed in the United States—this one erupting in flames in West Virginia. Yet it involved newer and supposedly tougher tank cars than are typically used in the rail industry, which is now facing stricter U.S. and Canadian safety rules. More than 100 tank cars derailed Monday in a snowstorm…

European cities, led by Frankfurt and London, account for seven of the top 10 most sustainable cities while the other three are the well-heeled Asian tigers of Seoul, Singapore and Hong Kong, according to a new ranking of 50 major metro areas. The rankings are hardly a surprise to anyone, including me, who’s spent time…