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.
Liquid treasure or trouble? Political scientist explores downside of oil wealth
(PhysOrg.com) -- Oil-rich countries would seem to have won the mineral equivalent of the lottery, tapping into the kind of vast wealth that their counterparts with more diversified economies could only dream of.
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.
Bugs may be resistant to genetically modified corn
(AP) -- One of the nation's most widely planted crops - a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide - may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be developing resistance ...
Evaluating price hikes: Research shows that recent oil shocks are not causing inflation
While the price of oil has risen in recent years, it has not affected the price of goods as much as in the past, according to research by two Kansas State University economists.
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.
Airlines positioned for big gains in efficiency
Planes are being built out of the same lightweight materials used for Formula 1 race cars. Their engines are being redesigned to squeeze more thrust out of every gallon of fuel. And governments are developing ...
Cost of eating going up because of supply, demand
Food prices are high worldwide and many factors are causing the increase, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.
Vermont capital residents OK wood-heating system
(AP) -- Vermont's capital city is going ahead with a plan to expand state government's wood-fired heating system into city schools and government buildings.
$25,000, 350-mile-per-charge electric car could be reality by 2017, DOE says
In an event flanked with all the electric cars that have recently come to market, and a handful of those that are poised for sale later this year, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa flipped ...
Conventional fossil fuels sometimes 'greener' than biofuels: study
Theres a race afoot to give biofuel wings in the aviation industry, part of an effort to combat soaring fuel prices and cut greenhouse gas emissions. In 2008, Virgin Atlantic became the first commercial ...