The energy industry has been shaken over the last year as oil prices have dropped from over $110 to below $50, with OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) promising no relief to the supply glut and American producers continuing to pull from massive shale reserves in the battle for global market share and geopolitical relevance. This volatility in oil prices comes at the same time that the world is shifting from a dependence on fossil fuels to cleaner, more sustainable alternatives through regulations, new technologies and funding from investors. [...]