Toyota will sell its fuel cell vehicles in 2015 in Japan, US, and Europe, limited to areas with established hydrogen infrastructure. In Japan, Toyota's car will sell for 7,000,000 yen, or about $69,000.
Some energy analysts may suggest the US is becoming an important source of energy supply for the world. But, the US's oil supply may not translate as a foreign policy tool, writes Daniel J. Graeber.
Japan and automaker Toyota are looking to kick-start the fuel-cell vehicle industry with plans to produce hydrogen-powered cars that experts believe can lessen greenhouse gas emissions.
New US liquefied natural gas (LNG) suppliers are seeing a shrinking window of opportunity as new supplies come online and Japan considers restarting some of its nuclear reactors. What does this mean for new LNG suppliers and the difference in natural gas pricing in North America and Asia?
G7 leaders condemned Russia's use of energy as a weapon, and reaffirmed European efforts to secure and diversify their own supplies. Russia-Europe energy partnerships won't fade anytime soon, but the Ukraine crisis is pushing Western Europe to look inward for new energy supply while Southeast Europe charts its own course.
'We're committed to getting this done,' the White House's John Podesta said Friday of a new EPA proposal to limit carbon emissions from power plants. A business report showing a hit to the US economy contained 'fantasy job loss numbers,' he said.
America's development of new natural gas supplies has helped reduce per capita emissions to their lowest level since 1961. But to take full advantage of abundant supplies, the US needs to expand gas-delivery infrastructure for the Northeast and elsewhere and set market rules that encourage the expanded use of natural gas.
Hybrid cars, from plugins to gas, will clearly be all the rage among carmakers for the next couple of years. Virtually every global automaker now has plug-in hybrid cars planned for launch between 2015 and 2020.