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  • Winter heating: US energy is booming. But can it heat your home?

    An energy boom is only as useful as its ability to transport the energy to the homes, businesses, and industries that need it for heating and other purposes. Will pipeline constraints and crowded US rails make for another winter heating season of too much cold, not enough fuel?

  • New biofuels recipe: iron with a pinch of palladium

    Scientists have combined iron and palladium to form a new catalyst for converting biomass into fuels fit for today's gas tanks. It's part of an effort to make biofuels more energy dense, and therefore more competitive with fossil fuels. 

  • Oil prices make the story (+video)

    There are no shortage of theories for why oil prices have suddenly collapsed. Ultimately, Cobb writes, the whole issue of oil prices is too complex and too lacking in transparency to be discussed intelligently when it comes to short-term price movements.

  • Not all power is created equally. So why does it all cost the same?

    We’re due to make a decisive move toward increasingly sophisticated electricity pricing, Bronski writes, including time-of-use pricing that would financially incent customers like me to shift my energy management in ways that can benefit both me and the grid.

October 24, 2014

Photos of the Day 10/24

A Nihang or a Sikh warrior, yawns while wearing a turban during a religious procession to mark the Bandi Chhorh Divas in the northern Indian city of Amritsar. Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhorh Divas a day after Diwali to mark the return of the Sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji, who was freed from imprisonment from the fort of Gwalior...

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