China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website has been blocked to international visitors—a move some observers believe is a precursor to rising Sino-U.S. competition in technology and industry.
After a spate of fires and accidents involving electric vehicles, new regulations from Chinese authorities offer hope for international EV manufacturers to claim greater market share.
National data shows 2018 EV sales are up 83 percent on 2017—but the realities facing the EV industry and oil's virtual monopoly on U.S. transportation fuels means the inflection point in transforming our transportation sector has yet to be reached.
Like presidents before him dating back to Richard Nixon, Barack Obama pledged to reduce dependence on crude oil imports and sever the country’s reliance on OPEC oil. But unlike others, Obama saw overall energy security improve markedly during his presidency.
Four groundbreaking technologies compete for first place: $125,000 for the best technology to reduce oil dependence.