Burning oil is a one-time, irreversible act that leaves nothing of value behind and produces greenhouse gases and pollutants that harm us, Cobb writes.
After three weeks of losses, cheap crude attracted buyers, raising oil prices for the second straight day. The elections, hurricane Sandy, and China's 18th Party Congress also helped push oil prices up.
Hurricane Sandy, dropping pump prices in California and lower crude prices have combined to continue to push gas prices down, according to Consumer Energy Report.
Gas prices have varied from $1.70 to $3.40 a gallon over the past 100 years of presidents, according to a new infographic. Can you guess who was in office when average gas prices were at their highest? Their lowest?
Stuebi articulates nine basic principles to guide elected officials and bureaucrats on how energy policies and regulations should be set.
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.
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.