A decade after the shale revolution opened a new era in energy production, the United States has emerged as the biggest oil and natural gas producer in the world. Technological innovations made this remarkable achievement possible. But is it sustainable?
Will the pivot from gasoline cars to electric vehicles (EVs) eventually push oil out of the picture? And what about natural gas? Will it still be needed for electricity production if the cost of solar and wind power continues to drop and renewables overtake fossil fuels?