At the moment, regular automotive fuel can contain no more than 10% ethanol, according to federal law. Ethanol producers are making a strong push to consider letting Americans fill their cars with fuel that contains up to 20% ethanol.
Konarka, a solar-cell startup based in Lowell, MA, has opened a commercial-scale factory, with the capacity to produce enough organic solar cells every year to generate one gigawatt of electricity, the equivalent of a large nuclear reactor.
With catalysts created by an MIT chemist, sunlight can turn water into hydrogen. If the process can scale up, it could make solar power a dominant source of energy.
Advocates are concerned that if the prices for oil and gas keep falling, the incentive for utilities and consumers to buy expensive renewable energy will shrink. That is what happened in the 1980s when a decade of advances for alternative energy coll
DALLAS - Southwest Airlines Co. lost money for the first time in 17 years as falling oil prices forced the company to write down the value of its fabled fuel-hedging transactions in the third quarter.
Nymex Crude Future : $72.56/bbl $-1.98 -2.66% 10:38am
LONDON (AFP) — Oil prices slumped further on Thursday, with Brent crude briefly sliding close to 67 dollars a barrel and the lowest level for more than 15 months, as slowing energy demand took its toll, traders said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil tumbled on Wednesday, sliding to a 13-month low on expectations that a deepening economic slowdown will cut into already weakening demand.
A startup is selling cylindrical solar cells that can generate more power than conventional panels.
[Just in time to re-elect the incumbents.] The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States recorded its largest drop ever as consumer demand continued to wane and oil prices slid. [Now you can blame the free market.]
You could tack that sheet to a wall, wrap it around a pillar or even take a translucent version and tape it to your windows.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices closed at their lowest level in a year Thursday, falling below $85 a barrel even after OPEC signaled it may try to slow crude's downward spiral by cutting production.
Lets face it, rocket technology isn't going to get us to the stars! The saucer-shaped crafts that will be built at "The Ranch" (a "civilian" version of Area 51) will make NASA's space shuttle project look like something ou
U.S. researchers have found a way to make efficient silicon-based solar cells that are flexible enough to be rolled around a pencil and transparent enough to be used to tint windows on buildings or cars.
The scenes over the past several days in places like Nashville, Tenn., Anniston, Ala., and western North Carolina looked like file footage from 1979 - with bags over empty gas pumps and quarter-mile long lines of cars waiting to fill up at stations t
Gasoline shortages hit towns across the southeastern United States this week, sparking panic buying, long lines and high prices at stations from the small towns of northeast Alabama to Charlotte in the wake of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
Oil prices are spiking more than $25 a barrel as rising anxiety over the U.S. government's proposed bailout of the financial system batters the dollar and sends investors scrambling for safe-haven assets.
William Yuan’s 3D cell can absorb both visible and UV light. According to his calculations, solar panels equipped with his 3D cells could provide 500 times more light absorption than current commercial solar cells and nine times more light than exist
A former NASA scientist has used radio waves to transmit solar power a distance of 92 miles between two Hawaiian islands, an achievement that he says proves the technology exists to beam solar power from satellites back to Earth.
Ahead of Ike’s surge, wholesale gasoline prices in the U.S. Gulf went over $5 a gallon. As eleven Texas refineries representing 16 percent of total U.S. refinery capacities shut down,
Government officials in charge of collecting billions of dollars worth of royalties from oil and gas companies accepted lavish gifts, steered contracts to favored firms and engaged in illicit sex with employees of the energy companies, federal invest
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What few people realize is the only thing removed from corn to make ethanol is the carbs that cattle can't digest, as too much carbs give them gas and that can cause bloat which can kill.
A Texas company says it can make a new ultracapacitor power system to replace the electrochemical batteries in everything from cars to laptops.
Fears are mounting that Russia may restrict oil deliveries to Western Europe over coming days, in response to the threat of EU sanctions and Nato naval actions in the Black Sea.
A look under the hood of the electric sports car that is generating a buzz.
The arc in the plasma plume within the vessel can be as high as 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit ... three times hotter than the surface of the Sun. , the excitation of the wastes' molecular bonds is so great that the waste materials' molecules brea
Pickens, thanks to favors from state lawmakers whose campaigns he funded, has created a new government whose only voters are two of his employees, can issue tax-free bonds, and use eminent domain to build a pipeline to Dallas.
We stopped by the Hydrogen road tour on Saturday to find out when I would be able to buy a hydrogen vehicle. It turns out that I have to wait for the oil companies to start building hydrogen refueling stations in my area?!?! How long do you think I**
The resulting catalyst is made from calcium, cobalt and small grains of cerium oxide, a common ingredient in ceramics. According to the researchers, it an produce hydrogen with 90% efficiency at around 350C – a low temperature by industrial standards