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June 2016

When 20 automakers announced this spring they would include Automated Emergency Braking Systems as standard equipment in all cars, they effectively standardized autonomous vehicle technology, an expert said in Chicago Monday.
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A dramatic slump in coal production has pushed U.S. carbon emissions so low that, were the trend to continue, the U.S. would achieve its 2030 emissions goals this year, according to one professor's analysis of data from the Energy Information…

Energy Dept Plans Advanced Reactor Surge

The blue, red and green lines depict the generating capacity of the current U.S. nuclear power plant… [+] fleet under different scenarios for the maximum license period granted to these plants (i.e., blue: original expiration, red: the 20-year…

Most drivers fear driverless cars, but those fears will subside as autonomous features debut in cars piloted by humans, a panel of transportation experts agreed in Chicago Friday. The driverless takeover will be so gradual, they suggested, we'll…

Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu doesn't think energy storage can solve the reliability problems of wind and solar quickly enough, he said Friday, which led him to criticize the Environmental Protection Agency for neglecting nuclear power in its…