Elon Musk's Tesla Motors has made tracks in the automobile industry, both for its high-end cars and plans to build a battery plant and control one of the most important parts of producing electric cars.
A surge in US oil and natural gas production has lifted hopes about North American energy security, but that growth will plateau and will be difficult to replicate elsewhere, says Maria van der Hoeven, chief executive of the International Energy Agency, in an interview with the Monitor.
Some analysts say commuters turn to other transportation options, the auto industry could peak at about 100 million annual sales within the next decade, then fall into a permanent decline.
And the ongoing refusal to recognize that pretending the US doesn't have limits to its power doesn't make it so.
The world can no longer ignore the vast human suffering of North Korea's people under the Kim regime. The international community can, and must, take steps to support change – not as unlikely, but as inevitable.