Semi-autonomous driving is already here, Alic writes, and the future will clearly see self-driving and an increase in fuel efficiency. According to Germany’s Continental tech supplier, we’re looking at fully automated driving by 2025.
March car sales showed growth in electric vehicles, with a dramatic jump in Nissan Leaf sales. March 2013 will probably be one of the best months ever for the electric vehicle industry, although it's still a small sliver of the automotive market.
The ExxonMobil pipeline spill accident comes roughly two weeks before State Department officials head to Nebraska to vet public comments on the Keystone XL pipeline. How will the ExxonMobil spill in Arkansas impact the Keystone XL pipeline debate?
Tesla Motors announced late Sunday it exceded its sales target for its Model S electric car and expects to record a profit for the first time in the company's history. Meanwhile, its biggest luxury electric-car competitor, Fisker Automotive, is exploring filing for bankruptcy.
Total SA, a French oil supermajor, will sell its 49 percent stake in a Canadian oil sands project. The sale raises questions about whether the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project is really in the US’ interests, Alic writes.
Financial collapse is related to high oil prices, Tverberg writes, and also to higher costs for other resources as we approach their limits.
Few topics in the energy sector generate more debate than the relative merits and demerits of fracking, Stuebi writes.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced new standards on sulfur in gasoline Friday that many say will lead eventually to a hike in gas prices. The EPA expects a 1 cent per gallon increase; industry says it will be much more.
The oil boom in North Dakota and Western Canada is overwhelming pipeline capacity, Graeber writes. Shipping more oil by rail could help ease the glut.
Global energy subsidies reinforce inequality by benefiting the wealthiest, largest consumers of energy, the International Monetary Fund says in a new report. But eliminating them is politically difficult, especially in times of economic hardship.
By using special piping technology, scientists are trying to turn roads into giant solar energy collectors, Peixe writes, but the concept is not without obstacles.
Oklahoma's largest recorded earthquake is the latest epicenter of a debate over the connection between fossil fuel recovery and seismic activity. To what extent does oil and gas production cause earthquakes? In the case of the 2011 Oklahoma earthquake, a new study suggests the connection is strong.
High natural gas prices seriously undermine the official story that the US has a century of cheap natural gas waiting for the drillbit, Cobb writes.
Clean coal technologies impact our daily lives, Gates writes. One of those clean coal technologies is dry sorbent injection, which removes hydrogen chloride and other acid gases through two basic steps.
Nanowire solar cells could absorb more of the sun's energy than theory, the so-called Shockley-Queisser limit, would allow, a new study says. Such a breakthrough could go a long way to make solar a more viable alternative to fossil fuels, though it's still years away from production.
Greek Cypriots have shuffled back and forth to Moscow in an attempt to lure Russia into a bailout package that would have given it a stake in the island’s estimated 60 trillion cubic feet of natural gas offshore, Alic writes, but the Cyprus offer wasn’t big enough to tempt the Kremlin.