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U.S. Petroleum Exports Continue to Rise

Petroleum product exports are on track for another banner year, with total exports climbing to a 3.7 million barrels per day (bbpd) average for 2014 from just under 3.5 million bbpd in 2013. However, on the East Coast, imports for some fuels increased by almost 50% in the first half of 2014...

September 11, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott

GM Focuses on Safety in Driverless Vehicle Announcement

Driverless cars came to the forefront of transportation discussions this weekend when General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced her company's plan to add "hands-free and feet-free" driving capabilities to some 2017 models...

September 9, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott

Stealth Wind Turbines Avoid Radar Interference in France

France is building the world's first wind farm with turbine blades designed to minimize interference with radar systems, using technology partially inspired by stealth warplanes. EDF Energies Nouvelles, the renewables unit of state-controlled utility EDF, aims to install the new Vestas-built turbines next spring in the "Ensemble Eolien Catalan" wind farm near Perpignan and start operating them over the course of 2015...

September 5, 2014

Aging Nuclear Reactors May Close in Japan

Japan will push nuclear operators to draft plans to scrap a quarter of the country's 48 reactors, which are either too old or too costly to upgrade to meet new standards imposed after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei reported on Friday...

September 5, 2014

BP Found"Grossly Negligent" in 2010 Spill

BP Plc <BP.L> was "grossly negligent" for its role in the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, a U.S. district judge said on Thursday in a ruling that could add billions of dollars in fines to the more than $42 billion in charges taken so far for the worst offshore disaster in U.S...

September 4, 2014

Is Germany's Green Zeal Turning Brown?

For all Angela Merkel's headline-grabbing "green revolution", Germany's image as a world leader on environmental policies is in danger of falling under the shadow of the smoke stack and a cloud of exhaust fumes...

September 4, 2014

Bacteria Used to Create Fossil Fuel Alternative

British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intestine and say the finding is a step to commercial production of a fuel that could one day be an alternative to fossil fuel reserves...

September 2, 2014

Satirists As a Source of Science News

How many times have you read a science-themed article from The Onion or watched a science-themed segment on The Daily Show (TDS) or The Colbert Report (CR) and remarked at how “spot on” they are?...

August 29, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

China to offer tax breaks on electric cars, limited mostly to local brands

China announced on Friday additional policy support for electric car purchases, offering tax breaks predominantly for cars made by Chinese automakers. The list of tax breaks, posted on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, also included a model produced by the joint venture between Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Dongfeng Motor Group Co Ltd...

August 29, 2014
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