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Energy Innovation


Examining the Proposed Fuel Economy Rule on Safety, Vehicle Prices, and Oil Demand Implications

NHTSA and EPA's own analysis has found that lightweighting, when done properly, poses no overall increased risk to highway safety. In recent years, record U.S. auto sales have coincided with significant fuel efficiency gains. Read More


EPRI's Dan Bowermaster on EV Adoption and the Importance of Alternative Fuels

Dan Bowermaster is a program manager for Electric Transportation with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He speaks to The Fuse about EPRI, electrical vehicle adoption, and misconceptions about EVs. Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

Uber EV Incentive Program: A Welcome Start

Uber’s new initiative is a large step toward increasing the number of EVs in its overall vehicle fleet, reinforcing the belief that TNCs will catalyze the transition to advanced fuels. Read More


New ETF Seeks to Take Advantage of Growing Demand for Battery Metals

Investors want exposure to companies that are involved in the production and distribution of battery metals, particularly with electric vehicles underpinning demand. Read More


The Impact of Vehicle Ownership and Telecom Costs on the Sharing Economy

Has the disparity between telecom costs on the one hand, and motor vehicle costs on the other hand, led to a shift in consumer behavior? Read More


From NHTSA to NOPEC, Washington Faces Key Choices on Energy Security

The aim of the NOPEC legislation is to consider ways to take action to hold OPEC accountable for its anti-competitive behavior. Read More


Business Executives, Former Military Leaders Call for Bold Actions to Reduce Oil Dependence

Business executives and former military leaders launched recommendations this week for reducing dependence on oil and fostering the development of technological advancement in the transportation sector. Read More


Why Every Entrepreneur Should Take a Closer Look at Clean Tech

The companies that succeed will do what smart new startups have always done: Focus on delighting customers and disrupting markets using creative combinations of technology, software, and business models. Read More


The Myth of Energy Independence: Looking Back at Andrew Grove’s Advocacy

Andrew Grove, an early advocate of electric vehicles and former legendary CEO of chipmaker Intel, died this past week. Over the past decade, the tech mogul emerged as a prominent voice in dispelling the myth of energy independence and repeatedly urging reforms in transportation, particularly the adoption of EVs. Read More


Oil Industry Shaped by Changing Roles of IOCs and Service Companies

KPMG: Even as national and international oil companies continue to call the shots, oilfield service companies have emerged as the "unsung workhorse" of the oil industry. Read More


End of an Era? Oil and Gas Megaprojects Pushed to the Back Burner

Chevron, Shell, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil are all announcing limits on megaproject spending to focus on shale oil and gas production. Read More


Video: Two Startups Break Ground on Hyperloop Demonstration Facilities

Is the Hyperloop a transportation revolution waiting to happen, or a pipe dream? As two startups break ground on demonstration facilities, we speak with experts to determine if the Hyperloop is more than a hype machine. Read More