Energy has sparked wars and cost the lives of many all around the world. Without it societies would crumble. Every nation knows this. The countries that control energy will remain - or become - super powers. Read this Letter to see how one nation is becoming an energy powerhouse and using it to gain global power.

CNBC's Brian Sullivan speaks with Ken Hartog, founder of Bakken Real Estate Partners, about his profitable business and the massive boom in Midland, Texas.

A look at the growing battle between American President Barrack Obama vs. Russian President Vladimr Putin and why the Syria conflict is just beginning.

A look at the real reasons behind the war in Syria and a look at the timeline of events that shows how fragile the global political system is.

Syrian debate really is one about protecting oil interests in the region, Peritus' Tim Gramatovich tells TheStreet's Joe Deaux.

JP Morgan continues to be under investigation for numerous offenses since 2008. Just recently settled a civil suit for energy manipulation. Now they face a new FBI criminal probe in the California energy market case. Are they being targeted?

Global solar energy capacity has soared in the past 5 years, largely due to solar-friendly government policies and precipitous drops in the price of the technology. Yet Earth's most abundant energy source still provides only a fraction of our total energy--less than .25% of consumption in the United States. Why isn't this energy source making more of an impact? The numbers reveal the truth about solar.

How big banks are involved in commodities manipulation, why the government is finally cracking down on them, and the market outlook of metals as a result.

Brent Vs. WTI: Why It Matters: A look at the difference between Brent and WTI crude oil prices and the recent change in prices between the two.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Justin Wu reports that China's clean energy investment may slow to $49 billion in 2013. He speaks with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television's "On The Move Asia."

Filmmaker Robert Stone discusses the safety of nuclear energy and use as an alternative to fossil fuels. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."