A bipartisan group of governors is pushing U.S. automakers to build a sedan that runs on compressed natural gas. The states say they will buy them in large quantities as they replace their current fleets. The governors say the cars would cost less to run, cut pollution and create jobs. And it would boost demand for natural gas, which has seen a plummet in price.
A power failure in India left more than half the country in the dark, and has raised concerns about the country's outdated infrastructure. Anand Giridharadas is a columnist for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, and author of the book India Calling. He speaks with Michel Martin about how India is managing its energy needs as it seeks to become a technological and economic power.
BP released its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday and the oil giant's earnings are way down. The company cited lower oil and natural gas prices, and the lingering effects from the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The universe is being pushed apart at a faster and faster rate. And the culprit? Dark energy. Astrophysicist Adam Riess shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for that discovery, and now's your chance to ask him about it--or anything else you've been wondering about the cosmos.
Marcus Hook, Pa., had been a refinery town for 109 years. But caught in big changes to the world of energy, the plant shut down last winter. Now the community's young mayor wants to reinvent the community as a hub for the natural gas industry.
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