Hurricane Sandy descending on the U.S. East Coast will test improvements made by power companies a year after they were criticized for a slow response to another freak October storm that left millions of people without power for days.
A U.S. Energy Department program designed to promote use of alternative fuels for vehicles gave out about $5 million in grants to individuals with conflicts of interest, the agency’s inspector general said. The Clean Cities program was given $300 million to distribute to companies and local coalitions through the economic stimulus package Congress approved in [...]
The Senate voted against another chance to eliminate tax breaks from oil companies and apply those funds to extend renewable energy tax incentives and to reduce the US deficit. In a 51-47 vote, Sen. Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) bill was voted down. Obama made the case for repealing the oil company subsidies, and instead routing the [...]
Fueled by the launch of Apple’s 3rd iPad, the mass adoption of tablet technology is creating huge opportunities for energy companies to leverage mobile technology to boost profit and efficiencies. Savvy energy business leaders are using iPads to arm mobile workers, improve internal efficiencies, build customer loyalty, and reach out to new customers in innovative [...]