energy

January 08, 2017

As a recently appointed Ambassador to the Minorities of Energy initiative, I was delighted to be invited by the Director of The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Dr. LaDoris Harris, to attend an official launch of Girls of Energy on December 9th 2016 at Excel Academy, the first all-girls charter school in Washington DC. This e-learning initiative has been designed to ignite curiosity and engage young minds across the globe by spotlighting exceptional women who are conquering today’s energy challenges and creating tomorrow’s technology solutions.

January 06, 2017

Ford Motor Co. announced preliminary details about plans to electrify two of its most popular and iconic models -- the F-150 pickup and sporty Mustang. Ford will add an F-150 Hybrid large pickup with extra powerful towing capability by 2020 as well as a Mustang Hybrid that will deliver V-8 power and more low-end torque.

December 22, 2016

Politicians and lobbying groups still regularly dismiss the science of climate change and efforts to increase the use of cleaner forms of energy like wind and solar. However, any opposition to the spirit of renewable energy could be a moot point soon as the cost of energy acquired by modern photovoltaics continues to drop.

December 21, 2016

Since so much of Obama’s record on the environment is built on regulations and executive actions, Trump can scale back or outright reverse much of it without action from Congress. Trump will be able to start executing many of the changes on his first day in office, while others will require a long regulatory process.Here are five of the major changes Trump is likely to bring.

December 20, 2016

In few areas were the differences between the presidential candidates this year starker than energy policy. Hillary Clinton promised Americans a half-billion more solar panels. Donald Trump promised to revive the coal industry. The candidates’ rhetoric, and the emotions that they stirred, obscured an energy agenda with support from both sides of the aisle.

December 14, 2016

China and other Asian nations have vaulted past the United States to the forefront of the global clean-energy technology market, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).

November 30, 2016

Conway will visit Alberta in January and tour the province's oil-producing region, the Alberta Prosperity Fund announced on Tuesday.  Alberta's oil sands are a key driver of Canada's oil industry and the source of the tar sands oil that was set to flow through the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama rejected that project last year, but Trump has said he will approve the project once he takes office.

November 30, 2016

As director of the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Ellen Williams plays a pivotal role in cultivating and guiding energy technology discovery and development in the United States. Ensia recently invited Williams to share her views on what we should watch for in the wide world of energy innovation in the months and years to come.

November 28, 2016

University of Central Florida researchers have developed a radical new supercapacitor design that could one day replace lithium-ion batteries, allowing users to charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and with a charge that lasts a week, according to the researchers. The new battery would be flexible and a fraction of the size of a lithium-ion battery.

November 18, 2016

President Obama is planning in the coming days to release an offshore oil and natural gas plan that blocks new drilling leases in the Arctic Ocean through 2022, people familiar with the plan said. The decision is part of the Interior Department’s five-year plan for offshore drilling, which lays out all of the proposed auctions for drilling rights on the outer continental shelf.

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