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
Al Gore got fired up while speaking Thursday to the League of Conservation Voters in New York. He called out President Obama, demanding more “leadership from the executive branch” on climate change issues. That the world has a dangerous and hugely expensive problem is obvious, so inaction… Read More
It turns out Susan Rice, thought to be a frontrunner for Secretary of State, has a significant amount of money invested in TransCanada, the developer of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. That pipeline, as most energy watchers know, would transport … Read More
A new Nissan LEAF is out in Japan. It’s expected to have a 14% longer range over the original LEAF. And the company claims the car’s newly developed electric motor will use 40% less dysprosium, one of several rare earths … Read More