Scientists have found a single catalyst for artificial photosynthesis that could create storable solar energy in a liquid or gaseous form for use in transportation or electric power generation...
Majumdar is stepping down after three years at the head of the U.S. Department of Energy's advanced energy research arm
By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels
Is "All of the Above" the Right Strategy for U.S. Energy? A Q&A with Steven Chu
The U.S. government aims to improve energy production from renewables to oil, but what does that mean in practice?
E-Motive Response: Electric Car Owners Dish on Their Real-World EV Experiences
With modern plug-in cars such as the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt on the road for more than a year now, their owners have a lot to say
Better Lithium Ion Battery Aims to Re-Energize Electric Cars
A new battery from A123 Systems offers greater flexibility, more power and, potentially, lower overall costs
A Tale of 2 Transit Systems: Battery-Powered Buses Enter the Mainstream
Using stimulus funds, two transit systems, in California and Washington State, pioneer a cleaner, greener and less expensive method of transportation
Solar Steam Helps Coax Heavy Oil from Old Fields
A demonstration project in California may prove that steam created with the sun's heat can help get more oil out of the ground
Bio-Jet Fuel Struggles to Balance Profit with Sustainability
Alternatives for aviation industry and the military pose issues related to land use, clearing peatland, fertilizer use, costs and more emissions
U.S. Daily Oil Production At Highest Level Since 1998
United States oil production is on the rise. In the first quarter of 2012, average domestic crude oil production topped 6 million barrels per day (bbl/day).
New Energy-Dense Battery Could Enable Long-Distance Electric Cars
Material changes enable a new battery to store more electricity--and could boost the driving range of electric vehicles
Cheap Fracked Gas Could Help Americans Keep on Truckin'
Companies and researchers are working on infrastructure and technologies to help bring the nation's growing stock of natural gas to fuel tanks, including those of long-haul vehicles
First Dedicated Biorefinery Could Wean Hawaii Off Imported Oil
New technology converts all kinds of plant waste into usable fuel--and is part of a growing array of technologies aimed at island energy independence
Better Mileage Now--Improving the Combustion Engine
Emerging technologies could make the internal combustion engine substantially more fuel-efficient, even as green vehicles make inroads
Different Strokes: New Lower-Pollution Auto Rickshaw Engines Could Save Lives and Curb Climate Change [Slide Show]
The two-stroke rickshaw, although convenient in traffic-snarled cities, is a toxic nuisance--but new engines could clean up its act
(Un)Reliable Energy Supplies - Transportation
Fueling Our Transportation Future
What are the options for decreasing demand for oil and lowering greenhouse gas emissions in cars and light trucks?