"A U.S. clean-energy boom could force the nation to shed its addiction to foreign oil, only to develop a dependence on imported minerals and metals."
Energy & Fuel
The House passed a bill that would give some $4 billion in vouchers to owners of gas-guzzlers who trade them in for more efficient cars. It would boost car sales.
"The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved expanded oil and gas leasing today in the eastern Gulf of Mexico in a bipartisan vote that would upend a 2006 compromise with Florida senators that provided their state at least a 125-mile buffer in most areas until mid-2022."
Jon Wellinghoff, the new chairman of FERC, will have enormous influence in a time when the United States' energy future is at a crossroads.
"Seawater algae -- a cousin to pond scum -- may someday become a significant source of fuel for military jets and airliners...."
As bankrupt General Motors fights for survival, the company is ambivalent about trading in its love for gas-guzzling muscle cars for gas-sippers or the plug-in Chevy Volt.
By NAOMI LUBICK
Willie Nelson recently graced the front of The New York Times business section in a laudatory story focusing not on the singer's gambling debts or tax evasion, but rather his latest money-maker: BioWillie Diesel.
"Oil prices on Thursday set a new high for the year, buoyed by a weaker dollar and the first drop in unemployment since January."
Climate change scientist paints a stark and vivid picture
THE WINDS OF CHANGE: CLIMATE, WEATHER AND THE DESTRUCTION OF CIVILIZATIONS By Eugene Linden
Simon & Schuster, $26
Development of wind power in Minnesota is being frustrated by a clogged up capital market.