The dawning of the new electric car era has had its fits and starts, but recent headlines reinforce the notion that electric cars—and their high-tech batteries—are here to stay. Read More
A report from The Hill has some interesting tidbits about President Obama’s closed door meeting with House Republicans on Wednesday. He apparently discussed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, implying that there would be a decision soon. What will that decision … Read More
The Times editors weigh in on Obama’s impending oil sands pipeline decision, arguing for a rejection. “In itself, the Keystone pipeline will not push the world into a climate apocalypse. But it will continue to fuel our appetite for oil and add to the carbon load in the atmosphere,” they conclude. “There is no need to accept it.” Read More
As I’ve written here before, the decision facing the Obama administration regarding whether or not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline embodies the tight rope the president walks on energy and climate issues. Whatever he—or more accurately his State Department—decides … Read More
The editors of The Economist say the arguments of those who don’t think the U.S should export its cheap gas are “unconvincing,” and the Obama administration should enable U.S. gas producers to sell their product abroad. In America gas sells … Read More
(for the solar win?) Still fantastical, but new research offers reason to think graphene could one day be used to make solar cells around twice as efficient as the most widely-used semiconductors today.
The New York Times published an editorial on Sunday making the case for easing restrictions on the export of natural gas, citing the recently released report by the Department of Energy which said doing so would be beneficial to the U.S. … Read More