March 28, 2013 Many economists say Americans are witnessing a "manufacturing renaissance," thanks to abundant and reliable energy sources.
March 27, 2013 Building huge turbine farms too close together might significantly reduce their power, some atmospheric scientists say. The problem is "wind shadow" — the turbulence created by one big cluster of turbines that steals wind from another cluster down the road.
March 27, 2013 Creators of a solar-powered aircraft hope to fly it day and night across the U.S. with no fuel, and eventually around the world. It's a quixotic — some might call it nutty — undertaking. But the creators hope the flight helps challenge assumptions about what solar technology can do.
March 20, 2013 The company, a victim of a worldwide glut in solar panels, missed a $541 million bond payment and was forced into restructuring on Wednesday.
March 19, 2013 The new plant is expected to generate 100 megawatts of power and supply 20,000 homes with electricity.
March 15, 2013 A giant reservoir of natural gas lies under the ocean floor, and no one had successfully extracted it until this week. Japanese engineers pulled it up through a well from under the Pacific. But there are still lots of unanswered questions about the viability of this new gas supply.
March 7, 2013 The energy giant says it has "thrown in the towel on solar." The industry has evolved since BP entered the ring, currently emphasizing cheap production rather than research and development. BP says it just wasn't making money, though it will continue investing in other renewable resources.
March 5, 2013 The company says the plug-in, diesel hybrid gets 261 miles per gallon. The futuristic two-seater is not in production, yet, but VW says it plans to use "handcrafting-like production methods" for the car.