Super Bowl 2013's power outage was caused by a faulty relay, utility says. If an outage can occur at the Super Bowl, in front of the nation's largest TV audience, can it happen anywhere?
Detroit auto show may be all about head-turning cars, but some automakers at the 2013 Detroit auto show highlighted new advances in automotive energy efficiency. Fuel-efficient fleet vehicles were one focus of the Detroit auto show.
Air pollution in Beijing reached such levels that Chinese officials are now openly talking about the need to clean the air. But China faces an enormous task given its overwhelming reliance on coal and weak environmental regulation.
The US Department of Energy announced plans to expand its investment in the development of biofuels by $10 million, Ingram writes.
Oil, natural gas, and coal will continue to dominate American energy in 2013 and beyond, but recent dramatic growth in solar and wind portends a transition to a clean energy economy.
With high oil prices and new drilling techniques unable to move the needle on worldwide crude oil production, we should ask ourselves whether it is wise to base energy policy on the fantasies of industry and government forecasters, Cobb writes.
The US Department of Energy has set a goal to improve battery and energy storage technologies by five times that of today--in the next five years, Ingram writes.