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Obama sets fuel economy average at 54.5 mpg

The Obama administration finalized rules raising the Corporate Average Fuel Economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025.

By August 28, 2012


Renewables: The once and future energy source

Innovation in renewable energy today draws on years of research and experimentation in the quest to displace fossil fuels.

By March 5, 2012


Scream at your phone to recharge it?

South Korean research looks at recharging phones with the caller's voice and surrounding sounds. Could the science spread and energize the world with our incessant noise?

By May 9, 2011


U.N.: Renewables could be 80 percent of energy by 2050

Solar, wind, and hydropower could supply the bulk of energy demand by the middle of the century but there are substantial political and technical barriers to that change.

By May 9, 2011


White House to install rooftop solar panels

To demonstrate the potential of alternative energy, the roof of the presidential residence will have solar hot water and solar electric panels installed by next spring.

By October 5, 2010


OPEC nations create $750 million clean tech fund

Part greenwashing, part self-interest, a couple of OPEC nations are kicking in $750 million for clean tech research.

By November 20, 2007


Lithium: An energy source in the desert

As Americans look for greener energy, demand for lightweight metal for batteries is about to soar.

By September 10, 2009


Forecast for fuel rises, and OPEC contemplates price hikes

Oil consumption is on the rise, and OPEC is eyeing worldwide investments in biofuels.

By June 19, 2007


Q&A: eSolar bets on software to make solar cheaper

Bill Gross, the head of start-up incubator Idealab and CEO of eSolar, uses a background in Internet entrepreneurship and software to bring down the cost of utility-scale solar.

By August 4, 2009


Oil demand stays relatively flat, despite rising prices

The price of oil is rising, but demand continues to plug along.

By March 12, 2008