Nearly $30 Billion Oil Debt Blew Out in 2015, at Increasing Pace

Oil Price reported Jan. 9 that 42 oil production and exploration companies went bankrupt in U.S. and Canadian shale gas regions in 2015, with an accelerating pace shown by the fact that seven of them became insolvent in December. Some $27.85 billion in debt went up in … carbon dioxide? in these bankruptcies, $5.1 billion

Summon Your Tesla from Your Phone

By Tesla Motors Team Last Fall, Tesla Version 7.0 software introduced a range of new Autopilot active safety and convenience features to give you more confidence behind the wheel, increase your safety on the road, and make highway driving more enjoyable. The release of Tesla Version 7.1 software continues our improvements to self-driving technology. This

Super Bowl 50: Street Closures Coming to Downtown & SoMa

By Aaron Bialick, SFMTA Super Bowl 50 is fast approaching and the Bay Area is gearing up to host the golden anniversary of the NFL’s biggest event, but the associated traffic detours in downtown San Francisco will be here even sooner. From January 23 to February 12 — almost three weeks — street closures will

Researchers Advance Propulsion Toward Low-Carbon Aircraft

By Nancy Smith Kilkenny, NASA’s Glenn Research Center When Orville Wright traveled to Cleveland for the dedication of the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in the 1940s, he had already witnessed the advancement of aircraft from his Kitty Hawk model to the winged machines that fought in World War II. Today, the lab, now known as

GM and Lyft to Shape the Future of Mobility

SAN FRANCISCO – General Motors and Lyft today announced a long-term strategic alliance to create an integrated network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the U.S. GM will invest $500 million in Lyft to help the company continue the rapid growth of its successful ridesharing service. In addition, GM will hold a seat on the company’s

Tesla Delivers 17,400 Vehicles in Q4 2015

Total 2015 Deliveries Were 50,580 PALO ALTO, CA – Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) Q4 deliveries consisted of 17,192 Model S vehicles and 208 Model X vehicles. (507 Model X vehicles were produced during Q4 with the remainder to be delivered in early Q1.) Q4 Model S deliveries were approximately 48% more than our prior quarterly record and

NTU Scientists Unveil Social and Telepresence Robots

Say hello to Nadine, a “receptionist” at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). She is friendly, and will greet you back. Next time you meet her, she will remember your name and your previous conversation with her. She looks almost like a human being, with soft skin and flowing brunette hair. She smiles when greeting you,

Six Smart Energy Resolutions for 2016

By Paul Lester, Energy Department As we say goodbye to 2015, we usher in a new year with champagne toasts, singing “Auld Lang Syne” and — of course — resolutions. Why not make 2016 the year you resolve to take simple steps to save energy? Here are a few ideas to help get you started: 1.

Paris Climate Change Agreement: A Tremendous Victory for All Our Citizens

White House Fact Sheet This is a tremendous victory for all of our citizens — not for any one country or any one bloc, but for everybody here who has worked so hard to bring us across the finish line. It’s a victory for all of the planet and for future generations. We have set

Moniz Announces San Francisco as Site of Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial

PARIS – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that the United States will host the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California, in June 2016. The announcement was made at an event in Paris during the COP21 UN Climate Negotiations. The annual meeting of energy