The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Excerpts from 1991 and 2011 prologues of “The Prize,” selected by editors of the American Energy Society.   Winston Churchill changed his mind almost overnight. Until the summer of 1911, the young Churchill, Home Secretary, was one... Read more →

Energy Writer of the Year, 2016 – Mark Mills

Energy Writer of the Year, 2016: AES selects Mark Mills for his literary contributions to the energy sector in 2017, especially his article Shale 2.0, In recognition of Mr. Mills’ work, AES is pleased to feature: Shale Wars: Oil Prices... Read more →

On Nuclear Waste, Finland Shows U.S. How It Can Be Done

(The New York Times) – Beneath a forested patch of land on the Gulf of Bothnia, at the bottom of a steep tunnel that winds for three miles through granite bedrock, Finland is getting ready to entomb its nuclear waste. If all goes well,... Read more →

Can Carbon Dioxide Removal Save the World?

Excerpts and adaptations selected by AES Editorial Board (The New Yorker) – In 2017 the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached a record four hundred and ten parts per million. The amount of CO2 in the air now is probably... Read more →
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