Detroit Auto Show

To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, the Department of Energy and Energy Saver are spreading the word about plug-in electric vehicles (EVs).  In addition to reading about EVs here, we encourage you to share your EV story by posting your experiences to your social media accounts with the hashtags #ILoveEVs and #NDEW2015. Find out if… Keep reading →

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

Crude prices rose as much as 4 percent on Thursday amid optimism over equity markets helped offset a surprise increase in U.S. oil inventory levels. [CNBC] A new report released Wednesday highlights the gains the energy storage industry is making, and predicts its continued growth in the coming year. [The Washington Post] A court in the Netherlands has ruled… Keep reading →

2011 Consumer Electronics Show Showcases Latest Technology Innovations

Online Planning Tools Make Road Trips a Snap


The road trip is part of the classic American dream—setting off on the open road to destinations known or unknown. But we’re not in the 1950s anymore and neither are our vehicles. Drivers today want to save money on fuel so they have more to spend on activities. Fortunately, the Department of Energy (DOE) has… Keep reading →

The Clean Power Plan: A Ticket To The Top

EPA Proposes New Limits On Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants

With the Environmental Protection Agency’s now final, the era of unlimited carbon pollution from America’s power plants is finally coming to an end. With the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan now final, the era of unlimited carbon pollution from America’s power plants is finally coming to an end. That’s excellent news, because climate change has… Keep reading →


A groundbreaking, just-filed blueprint to bring distributed solar, batteries, EVs and more into billion-dollar grid investment plans.  Two years ago, California told its three big investor-owned utilities to do something they’ve never done before — make distributed energy resources (DERs for short) a fundamental part of their billion-dollar distribution grid investment plans. Under state law… Keep reading →

From Wrightspeed Powertrains <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy1n6pUXpM8"?YouTube video.

One of the Tesla Motors co-founders – that’s right, it didn’t spring solely from the belly of the Musk beast – is in the news these days with a venture to electrify commercial trucks. Ian Wright is an engineer who left Tesla in 2005. Breaking Energy did a deep dive into the Wrightspeed technology a couple of… Keep reading →

Gigafactory illustration from Tesla Motors.

Tesla’s Elon Musk wowed the world with batteries for home and business energy storage late last month, but let’s not forget the guy is in the electric car business. Lux Research hasn’t forgotten. The Boston-based agency, pimping a new report on lithium-ion battery trends, said Panasonic and Tesla’s joint battery technology, brought to large-scale production at the… Keep reading →

Workers walk past giant wind turbine bla

Future can be far more efficient if we only adopted superior existing technology  Improving energy productivity – getting more output from each unit of energy input – has long been recognized as a sensible thing to do. A recent report by ECOFYS documents just how sensible it can be in driving economic growth, creating jobs… Keep reading →

Detroit Hosts Flagship North American International Auto Show

More EVs, more EV chargers. Who should invest, own and operate?  Electric Vehicles, having suffered a number of setbacks and repeated delays, finally appear to be making modest inroads in selected markets such as in California and Japan where a growing network of charging stations are already in place with more expected. Not surprisingly, utilities,… Keep reading →

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