| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The new Fiat 500e – an electric version of the bubbly Italian hatchback – compares well with battery-powered peers such as the Nissan Leaf or Honda Fit EV, as we noted in a recent comparison test.
But most buyers will care more about how the...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Electric car owners can get special discounts from utilities to charge their vehicles at home, but the amounts vary widely among power companies, according to a new study of charging costs. The study by Northeast Group calculated that Los Angeles...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Vehicle maintenance schedules vary on how often the air filter should be changed. On most Chevrolet engines, for example, the recommended interval is every 45,000 miles, but Ford says it should be done every 30,000 miles on many of its......
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:08 AM
The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
| Aug 22, 2013
Window treatments — a catch-all term for curtains, blinds, shades, valances, shutters and the like — do a lot more than just make your living spaces look good.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, window treatments can significantly...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:22 PM
The environmental risks of fracking, or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday.
Oil companies in recent years have used fracking in the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Dominion Resources won federal approval Wednesday to export liquefied natural gas to countries that don't have free trade agreeemnts with the United States from its terminal at Cove Point in Calvert County.
The Chesapeake Bay terminal, now used...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors has repaid in full a U.S. Department of Energy loan, according to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company. Tesla said the $451.8 million wired today represented the balance, plus interest, of a $465 million loan awarded in......
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:32 AM
The travails continue for Anaheim, Calif.-based Fisker. Executives at the struggling plug-in-vehicle maker met with Congress Wednesday, and new details emerged on Fisker's government dealings. It goes like this. The U.S. Department of Energy approved $529...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
If U.S. car shoppers were more informed about the capabilities and advantages of electric vehicles, they'd be more inclined to buy one, according to AAA. Despite technological advancements and thousands of available charging stations that make EVs far...