Corn ethanol has gone a long way to reducing our oil use, Holland writes, but it's gone about as far as it can go due to the 'blend wall.' The next generation of biofuels can pick up the slack, with support from the EPA's Renewable Fuels Standard.
ExxonMobil Canada and Imperial Oil will pay $720 million for 226,000 acres of ConocoPhillips' oil sands property in Canada. The property exists nearly 100 miles to the south of Fort McMurray in Alberta, and entails of ConocoPhillips entire stake in the Clyden oil sands in the Athabasca Region.
Tesla stock (TSLA) soared 17 percent to record highs after a surprisingly good earnings report. Tesla Motors continues to defy expectations, making Tesla stock an intriguing option for many clean tech investors.
Yemen plot foiled: The Yemen government says it uncovered an Al Qaeda plot to attack oil and gas facilities in the country. Although the Yemen plot was foiled, Islamic militants have previously carried out a stream of attacks against energy infrastructure in the area, including natural gas and oil pipelines.
New 'smart' wind turbines combine improved blade designs with batteries that can store electricity when the wind isn't blowing.
Chevy Volt gets a $5,000 price cut to compete with other electric cars aimed at price-conscious customers. With a price tag of $34,995, GM hopes its Chevy Volt can better compete with the Nissan Leaf and other electric cars.
Al Qaeda threat has closed down US embassies in the Middle East this week. Details of the Al Qaeda threat made little reference to the energy sector, but past attacks in the region suggests oil is an emerging target for terrorists.
With energy as its motor and the EU as its guide, Ukraine appears to finally be poised to break with a history of domination from the East, Belinksi writes.
Keystone XL pipeline is under scrutiny as the State Department's inspector general probes conflict of interest charges surrounding a review of Keystone XL.
TransCanada, a Canadian energy company said Thursday it was moving forward with plans to build a 2,740-mile pipeline that would transit between 500,000 and 850,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) from western to eastern Canada. Oil arriving through the Energy East Pipeline would feed refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick that at present get 86 per cent of their crude supply from the international market at much higher prices than they would pay for crude from Alberta.
The Samet Island oil spill has spread to nearby islands in Thailand, officials said Wednesday. Officials race to cleanup the oil washed up on Samet Island, a popular tourist destination in Thailand, after 13,200 gallons of oil was spilled into the sea from a pipeline.