A person might think that oil prices would be fairly stable. Prices would set themselves at a level that would be high enough for the majority of producers, so that in total producers would provide enough–but not too much–oil for the world economy. The prices would be fairly affordable for consumers. And economies around the world would grow robustly with these oil supplies, plus other energy supplies. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work that way recently. Let me explain at...

Greentech MediaImergy Returns to the Scene With Low-Cost Flow BatteryGreentech MediaAfter a decade of development and some corporate rebranding, Imergy Power Systems has unveiled a next-generation vanadium flow battery the company claims will dramatically lower costs and boost performance over competing battery chemistries by ...This everlasting battery is made from recycled vanadium and ready to plug inShot Of Adrenalin For Super-Hot Solar Market: Vanadium Flow BatteriesLarge-Scale Batteries Are Integral in Shift to Renewable Energy - -

The Solidoodle Press is the first machine from the startup that's meant to be simple to use. But now buyers will have to wait until at least December.

JalopnikGeneral Motors Supports Anti-Tesla Motors Bill In MichiganJalopnikThe bill, H.B. 5606 was originally written to prevent franchised dealers from charging customers additional fees, but was amended to include the anti-Tesla text – with no time for debate or public comment – before it passed the House and Senate, and is ...Michigan becomes fifth US state to thwart direct Tesla car salesMichigan Gov Snyder Signs Anti-Tesla Bill Called 'Corrupt Politics At Its Worst'Tesla courted suppliers in bid to stop bill banning...

In a week, another season will start, one that will move markets and dent wallets: the U.S. heating season.

Credi: ShutterstockThe price of utility-scale solar power is 59 percent below where analysts thought it would be at this point back in 2010.That’s the word from a new report out of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Furthermore, between 2012 and 2013 alone, the price of a solar system your neighbor or your local businesses owner might install on their roof dropped 12 to 15 percent. And depending on where it’s located...

Three workers were killed and one is still missing after an accident at one of the offshore oil and gas platforms in the Caspian Sea, SOCAR says.

Brent crude oil jumps nearly 3%, its most in over four months, after an industry source says Saudi Arabia cut output in September following the summer's tumble in prices.

GristWhat's better, synthetic or standard motor oil?GristQ. My new car requires synthetic oil. Rather than change every 5,000 miles, I can go 7,500. Each oil change is a higher cost, but it nearly averages with fewer changes. I use less oil and fewer filters, but what about the overall manufacturing ...

Flu is most dangerous to the most vulnerable---small children, the elderly, the immuno-compromised---and every responsible adult should get a flu shot to help keep the germ from spreading. Typically, this involves a trip to the doctor or a local drug store. But on Thursday, in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., there was another option that didn't even involve leaving the house: Uber. The post Uber Delivers Flu Shots: How On-Demand Tech Can Actually Do Good appeared first on WIRED.

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have developed a commonsense way to lower the cost of solar panels, focusing on their most expensive component: silicon.“We’re using less expensive raw materials and smaller amounts of them [and] we have fewer production steps and our total energy consumption is potentially lower,” Fredrik Martinsen and Ursula Gibson of NTNU’s Department of Physics said in a statement.Gibson and Martinsen say they’ve developed a processing technique that produces…Read more...

Boeing and the Chinese airplane manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) are working together on a biofuel project that would turn China’s rivers of used cooking fat, known as “gutter oil,” into nearly 2 billion liters of jet fuel a year.Reusing cooking oil is nothing new. Oil, after all, is combustible, whether it’s made from vegetables or long-dead animal life, and environmental news is full of stories about tinkers who buy a few gallons of used oil from a fast-food joint...