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This Oil Tycoon And Ayn Rand Fan Says 'I Feel Better Living In Texas'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:40:00 -0400

“What’s happened over the last 8 years is right out of Atlas Shrugged,” says Bud Brigham. Really?


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Why Are We Saving Electricity Only Half As Fast As Fuels?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:40:00 -0400

Electricity savings have been less than half as fast as fuel savings, but this little-noticed disparity is unlikely to last. Unpacking its causes reveals large and often unperceived threats to utilities' long-term revenues.


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Unloved Natural Gas Producer Range Resources Worth A Look

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:35:00 -0400

Analysts think the stock is a buy, noting the company's production growth, capital efficiency, inventory of properties and upside associated with its Terryville natural gas complex.


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SAPVoice: How To Ensure That Sustainable Investing Is Successful And Secure

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:45:00 -0400

Considerable investment in sustainable companies is real -- and profitable. But a sustainably powered low-carbon economy could be even more susceptible to cyberattack than today's power grids. So we must ensure that cybersecurity and energy infrastructure keep pace with renewable technology.


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IBM-Nvidia Servers Achieve High-Performance Computing Milestone In Oil Industry

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

A tiny reservoir simulation software company has beat oil giant Exxon Mobil in more efficiently running a billion cell model of a reservoir.


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Despite Its Oil-Industry Past, Energy Transitions Commission Foresees A Full-Renewables Future

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:00:00 -0400

Renewables could provide nearly all the power in some regions less than 20 years from now, reliably, and at a cost competitive with fossil fuels, according to a report released today by the Energy Transitions Commission.


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Gnosis' Prediction Market Scores $12.5M In 'Record-Breaking' Crypto Auction

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:23:00 -0400

Gnosis, a decentralized platform for prediction markets built on Ethereum blockchain technology, has raised $12.5 million in twelve minutes through a crypto token offering conducted via a Dutch auction process. In so doing it set a record becoming the fastest crowdsale to date to sell out over $10m.


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Tesla Is Doubling Its Global Charging Network Ahead Of Model 3 Rollout

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:35:00 -0400

Elon Musk's auto company is moving to ensure that Tesla charging stations won't be overloaded as its customer base triples in the next few years.


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From Mars To Showers - How A Swedish Startup Is Targeting Water Buyers With Space Mission Tech

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:38:00 -0400

Preserving water is an imperative for scientists planning a possible Mars Mission. A Swedish startup - Orbital Systems - is using space age tech to preserve water on earth. But can it find a market?


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Gov. Cuomo Proves Pipeline Politics Aren't Limited To DAPL

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:44:00 -0400

As oil begins to flow through the DAPL, improving the economics and safety of shipping crude from the Bakken region, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's efforts to obstruct pipeline projects in his state prove that pipeline politics are far from a regional matter.


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Diver Captures Underwater Video Of Sudden 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:33:00 -0400

Imagine being out for a dive and all of a sudden, the ocean and ground beneath it begins to shake. A diver in the Philippines recently recorded an earthquake while diving in shallow waters, allowing us to view the incredible experience.


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Survey Reveals American Attitudes Toward Flying Cars, As Slovakia-Based AeroMobil Makes Strides

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:12:00 -0400

A University of Michigan survey finds that Americans are excited about shorter commutes but concerned about safety.


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Oil Majors Lead The Way In A Dash For Natural Gas

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:50:00 -0400

Oil and gas companies need to adapt for the world’s future energy needs. The energy mix will undergo profound change over the next two or three decades driven by climate change policy, disruptive technology and consumer behaviour.


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Pennsylvania's Natural Gas To The Rescue

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:01:00 -0400

Not only has Pennsylvania surged its own natural gas production, but the state has really been the driving force behind a national "dash to gas." And there's so much more to come for the Keystone State.


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Merkel Trumps U.S. Putting EU Ahead Of Britain In 'Trade Queue,' Begs Questions

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:16:00 -0400

With U.S. President Donald Trump having been an outspoken critic of the European Union and supporting Britain’s decision to exit the Union, he appears now to be putting the EU bloc ahead of UK in a trade deal. But what could it mean for exports and investment as a snap UK general election is called?


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Russia-U.S. Trade Up 25% In 2017 As Trump Offers Thumb's Down On Exxon Mobil Waiver

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:23:00 -0400

The President's decision was not surprising, given FBI and congressional investigations, the controversial Administration and campaign contacts, the fact that his Secretary of State is the former CEO of the oil company.


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Let's Hope The March For Science Is For "Science" And Not Opinions

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:02:00 -0400

To many of those marching for "Science" today are likely to be unscientific in their behavior, embracing particular theories and eschewing debate.


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Energy Secretary's Memo Hints At New Power Grid Policy Agenda

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:37:00 -0400

A memorandum from the U.S. Secretary of Energy released last week suggests a substantial reorientation of federal policy on the electric power grid under the Trump administration.


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San Diego Aims to Set the Pace for Smart City Networks

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:31:00 -0400

The announcement by the City of San Diego that it will deploy over 3,000 smart sensors as part of an ambitious upgrade to its street lighting system provides evidence that we are on the cusp of a new phase for smart street lighting and city networks.


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Why Impact Investing May Flourish In The Age Of Donald Trump

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:13:00 -0400

As the U.S. government retreats from funding environmental, health and social needs, private investors and fund managers are moving in.


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How The Shale Boom Turned The World Upside Down

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0400

In 2005, it seemed clear that the U.S. was about to enter a long-term energy crisis. But that's not exactly how things turned out.


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Energy Storage And Demand Response Propel California Forward On Earth Day

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:59:00 -0400

California is setting the national pace as it seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and employ more renewable energy, prompting utilities there to elevate their use of energy storage and demand response.


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Ably Sustainable Clothing Dresses Down Global Warming

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400

New Seattle-based apparel company Ably are seriously addressing environmental pollution and climate change. Their eco-friendly clothing line uses a technology called Filium that activates its 100% all-natural cotton to repel liquids and stains. Yes, you don’t have to wash your clothes for weeks.


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Here Are The Six Best Cars In The World Right Now

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:30:00 -0400

The Jaguar F-Pace SUV claimed a double victory in the 2017 World Car Awards.


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China Needs Its Friend The Philippines More Than The Philippines Needs China

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:00:00 -0400

The Philippines could afford to lose China as an ally. But Beijing needsits 7-month-old friend Manila to hold off pressure from more powerful countries.


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Forbes 'Under 30' Tech Prodigy In Cryptosale For Ethereum-Built Management Platform

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:54:00 -0400

The tech prodigies and founders behind fintech start-up Aragon, a decentralized management platform for companies globally built on the Ethereum blockchain, have set the date for a crowdfund sale to pave the way for further development in its network and core technology.


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Celebrate Earth Day With The 'Greenest' Non-Electrified New Cars

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:35:00 -0400

You don’t have to spend a fortune to drive a mechanically complex hybrid or electric car to get top fuel economy and low tailpipe emissions.


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10 Best MPG Non-Hybrid/Electric Cars10. Jaguar XF Diesel9. Toyota Yaris iA8. Hyundai Elantra7. Smart Fortwo6. BMW 328d5. Jaguar XE Diesel4. Honda Civic3. Honda Fit2. Chevrolet Cruze Diesel1. Mitsubishi Mirage / Mirage G4

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:35:00 -0400

The sole midsize car on our list, the posh XF sedan is rated at 31/42/35 mpg city/highway/combined with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s projected to have a $1,100 annual fuel cost, use 10.9 barrels of oil annually, and be responsible for 289 grams of greenhouse gas emissions per mile.

This quick-handling and nicely finished subcompact sedan is rated at 32/40/35 mpg city/highway/combined with its 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. It’s projected to have a $1,050 annual fuel cost, use 9.4 barrels of oil annually, and be responsible for 249 grams of greenhouse gas emissions per mile.

This stylish compact sedan is rated at 32/40/35 mpg city/highway/combined with its 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and seven-speed automatic transmission. It’s projected to have a $1,050 annual fuel cost, use 9.4 barrels of oil annually, and be responsible for 256 grams of greenhouse gas emissions per mile.

With easy parallel parking being its prime virtue, this two-seat microcar is rated at 33/39/35 mpg city/highway/combined with its tiny 0.9-liter three-cylinder turbo engine and six-speed automatic transmission. With premium fuel required, it’s projected to have a $1,250 annual fuel cost, use 9.4 barrels of oil annually, and be responsible for 256 grams of greenhouse gas emissions per mile.

Arguably the best-handling small sedan in the U.S., the diesel version of BMW’s 3 Series is rated at 31/43/36 mpg city/highway/combined with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s projected to have a $1,100 annual fuel cost, use 10.6 barrels of oil annually, and be responsible for 285 grams of greenhouse gas per mile.

Jaguar’s answer to the BMW 3 Series is a hoot to drive, and the diesel version is particularly frugal, rated at 32/42/36 mpg city/highway/combined with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s projected to have a $1,100 annual fuel cost, use 10.6 annual barrels of oil, and be responsible for 284 grams of greenhouse gas emissions per mile.

The popular compact Civicis rated at 32/42/36 mpg city/highway/combined with its 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and CVT automatic transmission. It’s projected to have a $1,000 annual fuel cost, use 9.2 barrels of oil annually, and be responsible for 248 grams of greenhouse gas emissions per mile.

Oneof the top small-car choices, the subcompact Fit is rated at 33/40/36 mpg city/highway/combined with its 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and CVT automatic transmission. It’s projected to have a $1,000 annual fuel cost, use 9.2 barrel[...]


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