Researchers pioneer molecular catalyser
Scientists in Sweden have developed a molecular catalyser with the ability to quickly oxidise water to oxygen. Presented in the journal Nature Chemistry, the results are a significant contribution to the future ...
Obama urges end to US reliance on foreign energy
US President Barack Obama called on Saturday for an end to America's dependence on foreign energy sources -- and to the multi-billion-dollar subsidies given each year to oil companies.
3Qs: A tankful of reasons for gas price surge
Gas prices tend to increase in the summer, but the most recent spike, which began in February and appears on track to continue through March, has caught many drivers off guard. Northeastern University news ...
Obama calls for investment in clean energy
US President Barack Obama called on Congress Saturday to invest more money in clean energy technologies and end multi-billion-dollar subsidies given each year to oil companies.
Ethanol mandate not the best option
Many people are willing to pay a premium for ethanol, but not enough to justify the government mandate for the corn-based fuel, a Michigan State University economist argues.
India's Tata to launch Nano car in Bangladesh
India's Tata Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, will go on sale in Bangladesh on Saturday -- but with a price tag nearly triple what it is at home.
New startup believes it has a way to cheaply convert methane to ethylene
Obama to announce new car efficiency standards
US President Barack Obama will later this week unveil new fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks for the 2017-2025 period, the White House said Wednesday.
Motorists driving less, but gas prices keep rising
(AP) -- Gasoline prices are rising again even though drivers in the U.S. have bought less gas for four months in a row.
US ethanol subsidy caused corn price surge: study
US ethanol subsidies pushed up corn prices as much as 17 percent in 2011, according to a study released Wednesday at a time when Washington's policies on biofuels are coming under heightened scrutiny.
Ready to clean up with a green business
There's figurative sweating, as in the fretting that goes on in the lives of small-business owners, a worry-filled club of risk-takers.
Best for batteries: Not too hot, not too cold
(PhysOrg.com) -- Thermal management is crucial in the development of new car batteries; NREL's Large-Volume Calorimeter helps prepare for a surge in electric vehicles.
Economist studies how higher gas price affect consumer behavior
A dollar is a dollar is a dollar, so goes the economic theory of fungibility. But do people really act that way? In a new working paper, Brown University economist Justine Hastings and Jesse Shapiro of Chicago Booth School ...
Hitting the breaks: $4 gas could slow economic recovery, study says
A significant jump in gasoline prices from the current $3 to $4 a gallon has the potential to slow Indiana's economy, where the unemployment rate currently is about 9.8 percent, says a new Ball State University study.