Two related articles appeared in Blowout Week last Sunday. In the first the Daily Express fulminated about how the UK government’s energy policies will send electricity bills skyrocketing and maybe snuff the lights out at the same time:The green crusade of successive governments is set to double electricity bills for households and cost homes £26 billion a year by 2030, it was claimed yesterday. The cost of renewable energy and carbon taxes will put an extra £983 a year on...

The slide in oil prices has raised speculation that oil companies in the U.S. could be forced to cut back on production, but a market slump in another commodity is also putting pressure on producers. Coal markets are currently experiencing a supply glut that is showing no signs of recovery. Mining companies drew up plans for billion-dollar projects in the mid-2000s, when commodity prices were on the upswing. With many of those projects now coming online, coal production is rising.BHP...

The Environmental Defense Fund says some major oil companies are taking steps to reduce leaks of the greenhouse gas methane, the main component of natural gas, but that hundreds of smaller companies aren't.

The Kia Soul EV 2015 edition has now made its debut on the Californian market, as of last week. The debut of the new EV from Kia means that the western state’s market is now home to 19 different plug-in/electric vehicles. The EV has been rated by the EPA at 93 miles of range and 105 MPGe Kia Soul EV 2015 Hits Californian Market, Range = 93 Miles, Fuel Economy = 105 MPGe was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...

Oil Futures Climb After Saudi Arabia Supply Said to FallBloombergOil, which has collapsed into a bear market on concerns over rising production, also advanced on improved economic reports ranging from manufacturing in Germany and China to U.S. jobs. “The Saudis are limiting the amount of crude oil available to the ...

ForbesHusband And Wife Team Unveil The World's First 3D-Printed Graphene BatteryForbesA company founded by a married couple has unveiled the world's first ever graphene 3D-printed battery, heralding an era when consumers will be able to produce their own homemade power sources. A team from Graphene 3D Labs, based in Calverton, ...Graphene 3D Lab is Working on a Graphene Battery 3D Printer, Introduces ...3D printed batteries from Graphene 3D Lab Inc.Graphene 3D Lab Inc. Will Present 3D Printed Graphene Battery -

Like many stars, the sun is prone to sudden outbursts. Erupting from the star's surface, these events sometimes sling globs of charged particles and sun-stuff in Earth's direction. If they're powerful enough, these coronal mass ejections can produce geomagnetic storms that damage satellites and disrupt power grids. The post Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption appeared first on WIRED.

Optimal batteries can make critical difference on battlefieldECNmag.comDeconstructing what went wrong, Salcedo said he'd been using alkaline batteries. Unfortunately, the battery indicator in devices like the thermal weapon sight are calibrated for lithium batteries, so while he thought he had a couple of hours of charge ...

Occidental Petroleum posts a better-than-expected quarterly profit as US oil production jumps.

When Yahoo proposed a plan to reuse mothballed email addresses, a lot of people didn’t like it. WIRED’s Mat Honan called it a “very bad idea,” and with good reason. The post Facebook and Yahoo Find a New Way to Save the Web’s Lost Email Addresses appeared first on WIRED.

BYD recently unveiled what is soon to be the world’s largest battery-electric vehicle at the 2014 American Public Transportation expo in Houston, Texas. This biggest-ever EV has been tentatively dubbed “The Lancaster” — in honor of the Californian city where it was created. To be clear here — so that you’re not imagining some sort BYD Unveils World’s Largest Battery-Electric Vehicle was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email |...

To Nelson Bunker Hunt, the world was full of enemies.