Category: Technology

Texas research groups to study clean vehicle technology

Two Texas research groups landed government grants to study new technologies that improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs as part of the Obama administration’s promotion of clean vehicles.  More »

Feds say firm pumped up stock with false claims about fracturing technolgy

Houston-based Chimera Energy and four individuals pumped up the company’s stock prices by falsely claiming to have technology for a water-free alternative to hydraulic fracturing, federal regulators allege.  More »

Electric Deals Pay Customers for Conservation

Retail electric providers in Texas have begun offering deals that pay consumers for conserving energy.  More »

Old power plant site may provide energy again.

An old Houston Lighting & Power generating plant just outside South Loop 610 could get new life turning natural gas into crude oil.  More »

After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen fuel cells, a technology that runs on the energy created by an electrochemical reaction when oxygen in the air combines with hydrogen stored as fuel.  More »

Technology lets producers move jobs from platforms to land

Shell and other offshore players to move a growing number of jobs historically performed at sea onto land.  More »