The announcement that the Obama administration would be stopping issuing new coal leases on federal land should catch no one by surprise. Obama promised to shut down the coal industry back in 2008.

OPEC's hopes that low oil prices, owing to its full-tilt pumping operations, would remove production in the United States' oil fracking areas continue to be dashed on the rocks of American ingenuity and opportunism.

Gas and retail prices are lower, but consumers aren't spending. Could a recession be on its way?

Natural gas prices dropped again, hitting lows not seen since March 24, 1999, and the amount of CO2 and other real pollutants has dropped as well.

With crude oil prices dropping below $35 a barrel on Monday, several energy companies are bing hurt, while companies such as Walmart are doing fine.