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The Smartest Way to Finally Fix America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

For all the talk of how our national infrastructure is falling apart and in desperate need of renewed investment, the harsh truth is this: Bipartisan …

Why the best place for solar panels may not be on your roof

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>It’s hard to argue with the idea that solar is the energy source of the future. That’s partly because no other source can really match its potential to generate massive amounts of energy and power our society.<p>But how do you best ensure the spread of solar power so that it …

Solar Power

Tesla And Energy Storage: The Race To Power The Future

What if there were a way to modernize the nation’s energy grid while also helping bolster renewable energy production? According to Tesla’s innovative mastermind, Elon Musk, the development of massive batteries, which store energy produced from renewable resources, could become a reality within the …

What Is Community Solar? It's Coming To California

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. just received regulatory approval to offer its customers an option to buy enough solar energy to account for 100% of their electricity needs. It’s part of a statewide effort to provide clean energy to Californians who aren’t able to own or lease their own rooftop solar …

Solar Power

Will Solar Cause A 'Death Spiral' For Utilities?

Solar panels are sprouting up fast and getting cheaper everyday. Soon some of the homes and businesses that own or lease these solar systems could “cut the cord” and unplug entirely from the power grids operated by their regional power utilities. But let’s start by dispelling a myth. What has …

Demand for airplanes lifts Boeing's 4Q profit

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing Co.'s fourth-quarter profit rose 19 percent as demand for commercial airliners trumped weakness in its defense …

Aviation

Improving Ground Travel Is The Only Way To Disrupt The Airline Industry

I traveled close to 24,000 miles by air in 2014. During that time, I’ve encountered an industry with an irritating and archaic business model—mundane booking processes, a barrage of fees, inconsistent customer service experiences, and a mode of transportation in need of a breath of fresh air.<p>So how …

What it looks like when a volcano erupts 77 times in a single day

Mount Sinabung, located on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, erupted nearly 80 times over the weekend, displacing thousands of people and engulfing an area more than three miles from the mountain’s peak in life-threatening clouds of hot ash and gas. The evacuation zone originally covered a five kilometer …

Indonesia

Mine landslide triggered quakes

Last year's gigantic landslide at a Utah copper mine probably was the biggest nonvolcanic slide in North America's modern history, and included two …

Drop in crime level benefits Brazil's favelas

As Brazil gets ready to host the Olympics and the football World Cup, the government has been cracking down on crime in Rio de Janeiro.<p>In shantytowns also known as favelas, where police have increased their presence, entrepreneurs say they are benefiting from the drop in gang-related crimes.<p>Al …

Panama Canal expansion contractors warn work may halt over cost overruns

Contractors working on expansion give Panama Canal Authority 21 days to settle dispute caused by $1.6bn of added costs<p>The consortium at the heart of a historic Panama Canal expansion project threatened on Wednesday to suspend work due to financial problems caused by a $1.6 billion cost overrun.<p>The …

Mexican president signs controversial oil and gas law

<b>Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a controversial law that allows foreign companies to drill for oil for the first time since the sector was nationalised in 1938.</b><p>The legislation was passed by Congress on 13 December and ratified by a majority of Mexican states.<p>President Pena Nieto …

Mexico

Fed study predicts what we'll be driving in 2040

The government's Energy Information Administration released its 2014 Annual Energy Outlook report this week and it had plenty of nuggets on what it expects Americans to drive between now and 2040.<p>EIA expects overall vehicle-miles traveled to increase, on average, 0.9 percent between 2012 and 2040 — …

Bolivia-Chile railway marks 100 years at time of strife

<b>Chile has marked the centenary of one of the most spectacular railways in the world, a railroad that straddles the Andes and lies at the heart of the country's long-standing border dispute with Bolivia.</b><p>The Arica-La Paz railway was inaugurated on 13 May 1913, and runs from Chile's most northerly …

Trains

Public Transit Is Underfunded Because the Wealthy Don't Rely on It

Another report has come out in support of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), an innovative way to provide public transit at a low cost with dedicated bus …

Mexico Just Made A Historic Change To Its Energy Policy — Here's Why It Might Not Matter

It's getting a lot of press because it transforms a policy that's been in place for 75 years, during which time the state enjoyed a monopoly on all energy revenues, produced through a company called Pemex.<p>The question is, what will this actually accomplish?<p>And the answer seems to be that while this …

Oil & Gas Industry