DOE launched H2USA to develop hydrogen fuel infrastructure, advance fuel cell electric vehicles, and diversify the transportation energy portfolio. On May 13, 2013, the Department of Energy (DOE) launched H2USA, a public-private partnership to advance hydrogen infrastructure, increase affordability of fuel cell electric vehicles, and provide more energy options for the transportation sector. The partnership includes stakeholders from… Keep reading →
The International Energy Agency highlights the transformative nature of the US oil boom in its latest Medium-Term Oil Market Report, released today. “Rising supplies of US light, tight oil (LTO) have turned upside down, or at least called into question, the conventional wisdom about what oil is, how it is extracted, how much of it… Keep reading →
It might seem like a strange idea to launch a car company these days, especially in the challenged electric vehicle sector. But viewed from the perspective of evolving energy technology and shifting generation and energy use priorities, electric cars are in many ways just one facet of energy storage at a scale accessible to most consumers.
Coda, a California company that views itself as an advanced technology firm leveraging the lithium phosphate battery, is also an electric car company. Keep reading →
American car companies are moving ahead with a plan to produce natural gas powered cars and trucks for public fleets in state-sponsored efforts to create a wider public market for the vehicles.
Representatives of the Big Three carmakers, and Honda, as well as auto dealers and companies that convert conventional engines to run on compressed natural gas, met with leaders of a consortium of states in Oklahoma City this month to discuss a request for proposal that has been issued by the states to the car makers. Keep reading →
The use of natural gas in transport has the potential to change the role of energy infrastructure, politics and investing, but without the right mix of government policies and business commitment fuel consumption patterns will lag broader shifts that include a shift in consumption power to emerging economies. Keep reading →
Transportation has always been a huge consumer of energy, but basic efficiency increases in gasoline-powered central combustion engines there has been minimal change to energy use in the transportation sector for the last century.
A transformational combination of shifting fuel prices and availability, leaps in technology development and looming regulatory deadlines are poised to create huge changes in the transport sector, though many of them may be at first invisible to customers. Keep reading →