The renewable energy industry is apparently becoming a favorite playground for the underworld, Alic writes. Lucrative government subsidies for the construction of wind farms and a fairly lax regulatory system have made renewable energy attractive to the Mafia.
As long as construction starts before year-end, wind and geothermal properties are eligible for the Production Tax Credit. The problem, Hinckley writes, is no one is exactly sure what it means to begin construction.
As tax day 2013 approaches, look for tax savings from energy efficiency. Energy-saving appliances are more prevalent than ever. Making your home more energy efficient can generate tax credits come tax day.
The $20 per barrel gap between Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate crude has closed to $13 to $14 a barrel. WTI prices are moving up, but forces pushing energy prices up may be weakening.
Californian support for clean coal power is in stark contrast to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan to remove coal from the city's electricity mix by the year 2025, Tracey writes.
BP will sell its US wind energy assets as part of a strategy to focus on oil and gas. It also forms part of the program to raise $38 billion from assets sales in order to cover the costs that BP is facing from the fallout of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Peixe writes.
The Keystone XL pipeline draws support from two-thirds of Americans, according to a new Pew poll. Activists plan protest at Obama fundraiser in San Francisco as they press on with efforts to block the Keystone XL pipeline.
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.