energy

August 22, 2016

This week (starting August 15), the immediate risk to our lives through cyberblitzkrieg has suddenly risen dramatically, due to new events in cyberspace. If a cyberblitzkrieg on electric power and other critical infrastructure does occur, the level of damage would be comparable in general to the kind of damage we feared at the height of the Cold War, when something like half the world could be lost suddenly and the rest in a cascade of events.

August 14, 2016

Ford Motor Co. will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of an initiative to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan announced the funding Thursday (8/11) in a release.

August 14, 2016

Elon Musk didn't reveal what the solar roof would be, only that it would be an integrated roof product. This would be sold to builders of new homes as well as for roof replacements. CEO Lyndon Rive said the product would focus on selling to installers of the 5 million new roofs put in each year in the U.S.

August 09, 2016

In the search for carbon-free sources of energy to power the 21st century, more and more people are considering advanced nuclear reactors, and the potential they offer. As a nation, we must make a concerted effort to introduce new technologies into the nuclear arena. Other countries are already investing in the nuclear challenge to provide emission-free baseload electricity economically.

July 26, 2016

The all-electric, 5-door luxury Model S which, via its high performance, advanced technology and elegant styling, helped Tesla revolutionize the way the public and the auto industry itself view EVs. Tesla topped the U.S. electrified segment in 2015 with 25,245 sales and in this year’s first six months with about 13,540, according to WardsAuto estimates.

July 10, 2016

Ion propulsion is incredibly efficient, which cuts way down on the fuel the craft has to carry. That massively reduces costs, and leaves a lot more room for other cargo. Combustion systems also require big burns to get going and big burns to slow down again, while ion propulsion moves more smoothly, opening up all sorts of new routes and locations.

July 04, 2016

Does Exxon Mobil have a constitutional right to sow doubt about climate science? That’s the subject of a high-stakes legal battle playing out between dozens of state attorneys general, members of Congress, corporate executives, and activists.

June 30, 2016

Legislators in a handful of oil-rich states are struggling to do the seemingly impossible as the 2016 fiscal year draws to a close this week: balancing their budgets, as required by law, despite massive declines in revenues due to falling oil prices.

June 29, 2016

Democratic operatives responsible for creating their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science.

June 22, 2016

The Obama administration selected a Los Angeles group Monday to lead an effort aimed at making manufacturing companies more competitive globally by helping them consume less energy and produce less pollution.The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition in Los Angeles will receive $70 million from the federal government to establish the ninth of 15 "manufacturing hubs" that President Barack Obama wants set up across the country.

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