The latest figures are out and the news, on the face of it is good. But over-committing to gas locks us into a volatile, high carbon world, which will have negative impacts for climate change and energy security.
Part two in our USA series looks at the state of North Carolina. Despite leading the way on clean air legislation, local politicians have made facts optional and science discretionary in energy and environment decision making.
As the Republican names austerity mastermind Paul Ryan as his running mate, where might their administration take the world in 2015 and how does that differ from Obama’s plans?
Günter Oettinger hails US “industrialisation by fossil fuel” through deepwater drilling and tar sands exploration, contradicting ongoing work in Brussels decarbonise the economy.
A new IEA report claims that gas has a role to play in the fight on climate change but there are warnings it could derail the battle on more effective fronts.
Leaks in the production and transportation of gas must be cut to 1% for it to contribute to a cleaner energy mix, according to research co-authored by the Environmental Defence Fund.
As Super Tuesday gets underway, RTCC examines the energy policies of the three leading Republican nominees and the man they have to beat, President Obama.
Renewables and nuclear to grow faster than any single fossil fuel but gas will take leading role.
Ohio Governor closes five shale gas drill sites after magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes.
Billed by some as the energy of the future and an environmental time bomb by others, RTCC speaks to those on both sides of the shale gas debate to find out more