The Fuse

Outside the Beltway


California's Plug-In Vehicle Rebate Program Imposes New Income Cap

Even though financial incentives have long been essential in wooing consumers toward electric and hybrid vehicles, California is implementing its first-ever income cap on electric vehicle buyers receiving rebates. The state’s move, however, should not be a major setback in the further penetration of EVs. Read More

Oil and the Economy

Controversies Stir as States Push Back Against Local Fracking Bans

State governments of Texas and Colorado are pushing back against local fracking bans. Who has the right to determine what’s in the best interests of small towns and counties? Read More


The Fuse Live from Vienna: Top Quotes from Session 1, Global Energy Outlooks

What you missed from the Global Energy Outlooks session from the OPEC International Seminar. Read More


Lessons from Kuwait: What Indianapolis is doing to end oil dependence

The events surrounding operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm fit into a much larger, and longer narrative of the story of oil—and our utmost reliance on it. Read More