Like many green technologies, wind power's main drawback is a matter of size: Small turbines are inefficient and expensive, and utility scale turbines require too much land and capital for some communities. The Portable Power Center, a mobile, mid-sized wind turbine, could be just right.
When it comes to the presidential election, energy plays a major role in states like North Dakota and West Virginia. Ohio and Pennsylvania are also swayed by energy issues.
Ask someone about the basic necessities of life, and few would mention gas, Rapier writes. But once you are forced to do without it, it becomes pretty clear that modern life for most Americans is utterly dependent upon gas.
Back then, America's economy was over-reliant on oil. Now, its dependent on an electric grid that needs to be modernized.
Environmental Protection Agency regulations would reduce US employment by 1.5 million jobs over the next four years, according to a new study by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.
Coal and oil companies are pouring millions of dollars to style themselves as clean and 'green.' But just because they say it doesn't make it true.
One hard truth: The era of cheap oil is over. Even the recent glut of US oil and gas was driven by high prices, which gave industry the incentive to use expensive, risky drilling technology.
An explosion caused by a fuel truck crashing into a bridge in Saudi Arabia poses the question: What measures are in place to prevent fuel truck accidents in the US?
Solar, wind and other renewable energy sources could help homeowners avoid future blackouts from superstorms like Sandy. But the key to preventing blackouts is how the grid is connected.
If superstorms like Sandy are increasingly destructive, they will make several green energy initiatives look practical in ways that have nothing to do with climate change.
Reduced demand for gas in the wake of Hurricane Sandy promises to help keep gas prices moving steadily downwards, according to Consumer Energy Report.
Many gasoline stations in areas hardest hit by hurricane Sandy remain closed, forcing motorists into long lines for precious fuel. Will pipeline, terminals, and other distribution facilities reopen before gas prices spike?
Pumping, treating and delivering water makes up no less than 12.6 percent of US energy consumption, according to researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.
If anything, hurricane Sandy is depressing gas prices at a time when they're headed down anyway. So many motorists are staying home that demand for gas has fallen.
If hurricane Irene is any indication, the cost of extra labor and equipment repairs in the wake of hurricane Sandy will mean higher utility bills for some customers.
Compared to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy’s impact on oil and gas markets will be much more localized and temporary, Rapier writes.
Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee who has used rising fuel costs as a weapon during the lead-up to the presidential election, may not be so happy to see pump prices dropping, according to Consumer Energy Report.
Hurricane Sandy caused a record storm-related power outage in New York City and has more than 7.4 million homes and businesses without power. So why aren't cities burying more power lines underground to avoid the blackouts?
Cobb offers a rebuttal to last week's reports that the US is poised to be the world's leading producer of oil. The US is instead making marginal gains in oil production and will have continued high prices, Cobb writes.