Large companies may be willing to pay for their emissions. Major companies including Walmart, American Electric Power and the five major oil companies have all incorporated carbon emission costs into their financial plans, according to a report by environmental data company CDP.
Most electric cars currently offer a range of 80-100 miles. That's fine if you're just driving around town, but a few extra miles surely couldn't hurt. Renault says that more could be on the way--and by 2020, the range of a subcompact electric vehicle like its Zoe could be as much as 250 miles.
Cattle generate twice as much methane as the EPA supposed, according to a new report. The study's findings may also change assumptions about the safety of extracting natural gas, which consists primarily of methane.
Letters to the Editor for the November 25, 2013 weekly magazine: Fractured shale provides minimal filtration, so contaminants can travel more easily and quickly. Putting chemicals in water and shooting it into the ground isn't a good idea.Some make the case that government is doing a good job regulating the oil and gas industry on fracking. If companies really were trustworthy, they would have been self-regulating.
President Obama toured a steel plant in Cleveland to highlight job growth in the auto industry and pointed to one area where the US is making advances: energy.
Voters in Virginia narrowly elected Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor over Republican Ken Cuccinelli II, who differed among other things on the future of the state's coal industry. Mr. McAuliffe supported new EPA regulations on power plants that will make it difficult for new coal plants to be bought.
Fall almost always brings relief at the gasoline pump. Pundits frequently notice this phenomenon during election years, and assume that vested interests are trying to manipulate prices to win elections, Rapier writes. But there is a more straightforward explanation to what’s going on.
The American Petroleum Institute, an oil industry group, has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the government’s estimate over how much ethanol must be blended into the US fuel supply this year.
Drivers are feeling pain at the pump as gas prices surge. Voelcker shares how you can maximize your gas mileage and driving efficiency to save money.