| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:32 AM
The travails continue for Anaheim, Calif.-based Fisker. Executives at the struggling plug-in-vehicle maker met with Congress Wednesday, and new details emerged on Fisker's government dealings. It goes like this. The U.S. Department of Energy approved $529...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 7:05 AM
You've probably noticed a bit of a change when you fill up at the gas pump.
Prices are higher and the money in your pocket is lower.
Just in the past 30 days, gas prices have soared 35 cents in Virginia.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says prices went up in...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics is part of a grant to develop enhanced energy sugar beets that are optimized for biofuel production. The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Tesla Model S may be a silent car, but other automakers will no doubt hear it coming.
In its first crack at a premium sedan, the Silicon Valley electric-car maker has matched or beaten the likes of the Audi A7 or Mercedes-Benz CLS — products...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Teams from Aberdeen Central High School and Northwestern Area High School will head to Huron Saturday for a regional competition organized by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
The National Science Bowl is a competition that promotes...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Cars competing in the 10-race 2013 American Le Mans Series are, with one exception, using E10 or E85 fuel. But it’s not exactly the ethanol consumers find at their favorite filling stations.
“These fuels have 100 octane ratings,”...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Area business people learned how to conserve energy and reduce costs Thursday at the 2013 Potomac Edison Customer Workshop and Trade Ally Seminar at the Ramada Plaza in Hagerstown.
Representatives of Potomac Edison’s Energy Efficiency Incentive...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:00 AM
Climate change is likely to wipe a lot of the white from those postcard winter scenes of Los Angeles ringed by snow-capped mountains, according to new research.
A UCLA study released Friday projects a significant decline in snowfall on the ranges that...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:39 PM
Funeral service for Sheldon Lee Vilhauer, 27, Carson, Calif., and formerly of Hosmer, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Aberdeen. The Rev. Scott Drexel will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Somerset Area High School chemistry teacher Michael Benton will be participating in the Siemens Teachers as Researchers fellowship program. This nationally recognized program, developed by the Siemens Foundation, allows a group of 40 middle and high...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 7:53 PM
SOUTH BEND -- The New Energy Corp. ethanol plant cost more than $180 million to build in the early 1980s.
But when it was sold at auction last week as part of the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, the winning bid came in at just $2.5 million....
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Here you are in luck. There are tax credits of up to $7,500 for plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles purchased in or after 2010. All Chevrolet Volts, the 2012 Fisker Karma Sedan, the 2013 Ford C-Volt and Karma qualify for the $7,500 tax credit.