The US approves a fourth facility to export liquefied natural gas: Dominion Energy's Cove Point terminal in Maryland. Via pipeline, Cove Point offers Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale producers direct access for LNG exports.
Japan's hot spring operators were once vocal opponents of geothermal power, which, along with other forms of renewable energy, is now being considered as an alternative to nuclear power.
Tokyo Motor Show is where tiremakers are showing off next generation tires that don't need air and aren't made from oil. Prototypes at Tokyo Motor Show emphasize recyclable, biodegradable materials.
Electric cars have been getting more attention as power-saving becomes a the new buzzword in Japan.
Officials want to tap vast reserves to produce electric-car batteries, but threat of nationalization could scare off foreign investors.