Lasting changes are unlikely to flow from political conflicts in north Africa or the nuclear sector in Japan. It is geology and technology that could transform global energy, says Nick Butler, who chairs the King’s Policy Institute at King’s College London.
Washington needs to promote investment and energy diversity to ensure the US can be weaned off its dependency on oil, writes Frederick Smith, president and chief executive of FedEx Corporation
● Energy Source – the FT blog that gives an insight into the financial, economic and policy aspects of energy and the environment;
● Powering America – interactive graphic on the future of US energy;
● Oil in-depth – news and analysis as a consensus emerges that countries need to do everything to stabilise oil prices following the dramatic market volatility of 2008;
● Unconventional oil and gas ‘hot areas’ – an interactive graphic on alternative sources of oil energy.