President Obama has ordered federal agencies to rely on clean energy for 20 percent of its energy use by 2020, nearly triple its current level of renewable consumption. Mr. Obama's directive is no small order: The federal government is the country's largest energy consumer and spends billions on fuel each year.
Tesla Motors has teamed with SolarCity on a solar-powered battery system for businesses. By bundling SolarCity solar panels with Tesla Motors batteries, the companies aim to offer businesses onsite electricity during power outages or peak demand when energy is expensive.
OPEC will keep its current oil production levels despite a rapidly changing global energy market. But with a shale revolution in the US, production booming in Saudi Arabia, and Iran hoping for a return to market, OPEC may eventually have to shift strategy.
An accord on Iran's nuclear program opens the door for the Islamic Republic's return to prominence in the global oil market. Iranian officials are already on the hunt for regional partners and western investors to help rebuild an energy industry decimated by international sanctions.
President Obama toured a steel plant in Cleveland to highlight job growth in the auto industry and pointed to one area where the US is making advances: energy.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed concerns over a third battery fire Tuesday, saying the Tesla Motors Model S electric car is among the safest cars on the road. The outspoken Tesla CEO is using his high profile to counter worries about the safety of electric car batteries.
Gas prices are the lowest they've been in 33 months in the US, and are projected to approach the $3 mark as the year comes to an end. A combination of ample domestic supplies and light demand are keeping gas prices low, but it may not be enough to boost holiday spending.
The US will lead the world in oil production for two decades starting in 2015, according to a new report. After that, OPEC will reassert its dominance in oil production.
Tesla Motors (TSLA) had avoided major battery complications until this fall, when three Model S cars crashed and their batteries caught fire. Tesla Motors officials are scrambling to assure investors and the public that these Tesla fires are not spontaneous eruptions that have plagued other battery-powered vehicles.
The US should lift its limitations on oil exports, according to a growing chorus of those in the oil and gas industry. But exporting US oil will be a tough case to make to politicians and consumers, who still see high prices at the gas pump and worry about the environmental consequences of more drilling.
From Virginia to Colorado to Washington, voters on election day 2013 threw their weight behind politicians and policies that limited the use of coal, oil, or natural gas. Bans on fracking, coal exports, and tar sands were on the ballot in a handful of states, and in most cases, the election day 2013 results did not favor fossil fuels.
Tesla Motors' (TSLA) third-quarter sales numbers came in under most analysts' expectations late Tuesday, and the electric carmaker's stock price plunged, triggering a 'circuit breaker' on the Nasdaq. But the fundamentals of Tesla Motors appear to remain strong, and the California-based company has plans for expansion.
Voters in Virginia narrowly elected Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor over Republican Ken Cuccinelli II, who differed among other things on the future of the state's coal industry. Mr. McAuliffe supported new EPA regulations on power plants that will make it difficult for new coal plants to be bought.
India launched its first spacecraft to Mars Tuesday at a price tag of $72 million. It takes less fuel to propel India's Mars orbiter 485 million miles to the Red Planet than you think.
A new generation of 'smart' thermostats leverage cheap sensors, data analytics, and other bells and whistles of the IT world to take the guesswork out of programming your thermostat. It's an emerging field that is expected to grow as users demand more from their everyday devices.
Residents of four Colorado towns will vote on fracking bans Tuesday. Oil and gas production is growing in the western states, and what happens in Colorado is being closely watched in other shale-rich states.
Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, meaning peak heating and lighting season really ramps up. Daylight saving time is itself a means to save energy, but there are plenty of other ways to save money and energy this fall and winter.
Gas prices are continuing their downward slide, hitting the lowest average price since last December Friday. Gas prices are expected to continue to fall this year, and in many places, drivers are already paying less than $3 a gallon to fill up their gas tank.
The US will begin publishing annual reports on how much the government spends on fossil fuel subsidies. It's part of the White House's broader push to be more transparent in mineral wealth extraction, but there's debate over exactly what subsidies are and how important they are to US energy.
Defense Department plans to buy 92,000 hybrid and electric vehicles over the next seven years to trim its fuel bill. They could be especially cost-effective in war zones.