Topic: U.S. Department of Energy
The National Research Council's once-a-decade study, released Friday, proposes the top priorities for US space science during the coming decade. NASA uses it as a blueprint.
08/13/2010 06:28 pm
The electric grid is a massive network that delivers 14.02 quadrillion BTUs of energy a year to Americans. Getting off it altogether is virtually impossible.
08/09/2010 12:02 pm
Obama, at a Ford plant in Chicago on Thursday, said the automaker's plan to increase auto exports fits with his aim of doubling sales of American products abroad over the next five years. The plant will produce a more fuel-efficient 2011 Explorer for foreign buyers.
08/05/2010 08:32 pm
Industry and environmentalist groups agreed Tuesday on tougher efficiency standards for home appliances that, over the next 30 years, could save enough energy to power 40 percent of American homes for a year.
08/04/2010 04:01 pm
With its $5 million investment in the Indiana startup Bright Automotive, which plans to build a plug-in hybrid delivery truck, GM potentially gains access to new technology and maybe a new product.
08/03/2010 06:25 pm
Chevy Volt will sell for $41,000 before a federal tax credit, while the Nissan Leaf will go for $32,780 before the credit. The two cars are trying to jump-start the US electric-car industry.
07/27/2010 06:23 pm
China officially doubled the size of the oil spill caused by an explosion last week at the port city of Dalian. The China oil spill is now 165 square miles, but still just a fraction of the size of the BP oil spill in Gulf.
07/21/2010 12:52 pm
China on Tuesday disputed the IEA estimate that it had overtaken the US last year to become the world's top energy user, and defended its efforts in boosting cleaner energy sources.
07/20/2010 12:05 pm
President Obama on Thursday made his fourth visit to a battery manufacturer since taking office. He's pouring money and political attention into an industry that's playing catch-up – but that is vital to the future health of the domestic auto industry.
07/15/2010 07:23 pm
New York City opened its first public electric-vehicle charging station Wednesday as part of a nationwide push to add infrastructure for plug-in cars.
07/14/2010 07:48 pm