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  1. January 7, 2013

    Contenders for Obama’s top jobs

    Treasury: Tim Geithner has clearly signalled his intention to step down as Treasury secretary at the end of Mr Obama’s first...

  2. March 1, 2012

    Israel to test improved missile system

    Israel is set to test an improved version of its anti-ballistic missile system “in the near future”, signalling the...

  1. August 11, 2011

    US panel warns of shale gas backlash

    Shale gas production in the US is threatened by public opposition that will grow unless the industry’s environmental impacts...

  2. June 23, 2011

    Oil reserves release shocks markets

    Oil prices dropped more than 7 per cent after western nations released the biggest amount of oil from their emergency...

  3. April 18, 2011

    Obama’s green credentials tarnished

    Ask proponents of clean energy what the Obama administration’s biggest policy achievement has been to date, and they will...

  4. March 20, 2011

    US signals review of reactor sites

    The US is cautiously optimistic that the worst of the nuclear crisis in Japan may be over, Steven Chu, the energy secretary...

  5. March 17, 2011

    US nuclear official outlines Japan threat

    The chief US nuclear safety official offered a dire assessment of the nuclear threat facing Japan, claiming there was no...

  6. March 16, 2011

    Nuclear power: Too hot to handle

    Ever since the earthquake and tsunami struck the eastern seaboard of Japan last Friday, the eyes of the world have been on...

  7. March 16, 2011

    Obama remains commited to nuclear revival

    The Obama administration still strongly supports a resurgence in the US nuclear power industry, said Steven Chu, energy...

  8. March 8, 2011

    Beijing prepares to welcome ‘returning son’

    He may not speak Mandarin Chinese but when Gary Locke, US commerce secretary, presents his credentials in Beijing as the new...

  9. November 14, 2010

    Ireland aims to capitalise on wave power

    The storm that battered west Ireland last week provided a ready reminder of a natural resource that Ireland hopes will be...

  10. October 25, 2010

    Bridging the gap: new uses for management skills

    Building cultural bridges: Alice Mong, director of the Museum of Chinese in America “Education has always been a great...

  11. October 5, 2010

    White House puts back its solar panels

    With his climate change strategy in tatters, President Barack Obama will take the symbolic step of reinstalling solar panels...

  12. July 14, 2010

    BP forced to delay tests on leaking well

    BP suffered a further setback in its attempts to stem its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday night, when...

  13. July 2, 2010

    BP: The inside story

    BP chief executive Tony Hayward (centre) with (from left) BP America president Lamar McKay and managing director for the...

  14. June 16, 2010

    High-level tensions behind the clean-up effort

    Tensions between BP and the US administration - to be on show at the highest levels today in a meeting between Barack Obama,...

  15. June 15, 2010

    High-level tensions behind the clean-up effort

    Tensions between BP and the US administration – to be on show at the highest levels on Tuesday in the meeting between...

  16. May 14, 2010

    BP concedes it faces 'big challenge' to win hearts and minds

    It is 7pm at BP's crisis centre in Houston, Texas, and two masseuses in royal blue scrubs are giving chair massages to those...

  17. May 13, 2010

    BP’s Hayward in ‘battle’ for hearts and minds

    It is 7pm at BP’s crisis centre in Houston, Texas, and two masseuses in royal blue scrubs are giving chair massages to those...

  18. April 5, 2010

    World Diary

    TODAYCzech Republic surveyed The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development publishes economic surveys of three...

  19. March 17, 2010

    Find a way to leave coal in the ground

    From Mr Roy Morrison. Sir, The enthusiasm for shale gas reflects, in part, a misplaced longing for the good old days of...

  20. February 22, 2010

    Oil geopolitics shifts as China taps Saudi crude

    Saudi Arabia's oil exports to the US last year sank below 1m barrels a day for the first time in two decades just as China's...

  21. February 22, 2010

    Saudi oil flows east as demand in Asia grows

    When world oil producers and consumers convened in Jeddah for an emergency summit in June 2008, Samuel Bodman, then US...

  22. February 21, 2010

    Saudi oil flows east as Asian demand rises

    When world oil producers and consumers convened in Jeddah for an emergency summit in June 2008, Samuel Bodman, then US...

  23. February 21, 2010

    China taps more Saudi crude than US

    The shift in strategy is not expected to weaken the political relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s...

  24. February 19, 2010

    A changing corporate climate

    Yvo de Boer, the UN’s top climate change official, gave a telling explanation for his decision this week to resign and join...

  25. February 18, 2010

    'We can pass this green bill'

    Steven Chu, the Nobel prize-winning physicist, is fast discovering that science is not enough when it comes to winning the...

  26. February 17, 2010

    US energy chief struggles to shift debate

    Steven Chu describes the ‘Climategate’ data controversy as ‘a little wart on the overall amount of information’ Steven Chu,...

  27. February 17, 2010

    FT interview transcript: Steven Chu

    The FT's Lionel Barber, Edward Luce and Anna Fifield sat down with Steven Chu, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who became...

  28. January 29, 2010

    Obamatomic

    America’s last president may have called it “nook-yuh-lur energy” but he and the Republican party were seen as the...

  29. The World

    November 17, 2009

    Obama plays trump cards in Beijing

    By Geoff Dyer, FT China bureau chief Barack Obama’s efforts to reach out to ordinary Chinese on his Asia tour may have...

  30. November 4, 2009

    Coal still fires China in spite of efforts on emissions

    The Copenhagen talks on climate change could have become a diplomatic disaster for China. Now the biggest emitter of carbon...

  31. November 3, 2009

    Climate of opinion

    Glass ceiling: solar roof panels at the Solarsiedlung solar settlement, Freiburg, Germany Every great change in living...

  32. October 28, 2009

    US stands to lose out on clean energy, warns Chu

    The US stands to miss out on a multi-billion dollar market in clean energy technologies unless it acts quickly to catch up...

  33. October 28, 2009

    Chu urges action on clean energy

    The US stands to miss out on a multi-billion dollar market in clean energy technologies unless it acts quickly to catch up...

  34. October 27, 2009

    Chu warns on clean technologies funding gap

    The US stands to miss out on a multi-billion dollar market in clean energy technologies unless it acts quickly to catch up...

  35. October 27, 2009

    More funds needed to reach targets, says Deutsche

    Almost $3,000bn in additional investment would be needed by 2020 to meet targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions set...

  36. October 26, 2009

    More funds needed for green targets

    Almost $3,000bn in additional investment would be needed by 2020 to meet targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions set...

  37. October 20, 2009

    BP's boffins

    BP has hired another brainy American physicist to fill the role of chief scientist after Steve Koonin left to be President...

  38. October 13, 2009

    Chu aiming for carbon capture within a decade

    The US wants to have technology for coal-fired power stations to capture and store their carbon dioxide emissions ready for...

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