Archive for October, 2014

 

Indianapolis Sets National Example with Electric “Freedom Fleet”

This week, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard set a new national standard with the announcement of a first-of-its-kind plan to modernize his city’s municipal fleet. This “Freedom Fleet” introduces 425 new electric vehicles into...

Improvements in Fuel Economy Cut Nationwide Consumption

Reeling from record-high oil prices it was unable to rein in, the revelation of the United States’ stunning level of energy insecurity served to be an important legacy of the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo. “The event was hailed as the...

Fmr. Head of USTRANSCOM Talks Fuel Diversification, Energy Security

This Friday, General Duncan McNabb (ret.), former commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), the logistics behemoth of the American military, spoke before a morning session at the Southeast Alternative Fuels Confer...

Shale Producers Put to the Test

With oil prices dropping, U.S. shale producers are facing their biggest challenge yet: how to continue the momentum of recent years without the safety of high oil prices to ensure the profitability of continuously drilling new wel...

New Report: As Oil Tumbles, What are the Risks for Exporters?

With ISIS militants making continued advances in Iraq and Russian President Vladimir Putin threatening European gas supplies ahead of winter, there has scarcely been a time when energy issues were more solidly at the forefront of ...

Report Warns of Capex Crisis for Oil Majors

Crude oil prices tumbled this month on the heels of historically high U.S. oil production and a downwardly revised global energy demand outlook. The conventional economic wisdom is that the market requires high oil prices for inte...

Collaborative Solutions: Energy Security in North America

Earlier today, Admiral Dennis C. Blair (ret.) former Director of National Intelligence and Commander in Chief of U.S. Pacific Command, spoke before a packed lunchtime crowd at this year’s Chicago Council on Global Affairs U.S.-C...

Are We More Energy Secure? Then and Now (Part 2 of 2)

In part of one of this piece, we looked at ways in which the United States is more energy secure than ten years ago. Now, it’s worth looking at ways in which our energy security has failed to improve, or in some cases, worsen...

Tesla Pushes Forward on Autonomous Vehicles

  Last night, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk debuted the automaker’s newest product, an update to the Model S with new features that include all wheel drive (AWD), 0-60 acceleration in just over 3 seconds, and some highl...

How do Consumers Respond to Falling Gasoline Prices?

Last month, as gas prices dropped by nearly 15 cents nationwide, consumers responded by purchasing less fuel-efficient vehicles. This trend became evident with the help of two measures. First, sales-weighted new vehicle fuel ec...
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