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  • "It's a long road to achieve the goal," Energy Secretary  Chu said. "It will take many decades and you have to have something to replace them. We are working now on getting that done and getting alternative energy sources."

  • Tamminen: Car Club Goes Green? Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 8:57 AM ET

    Australia’s National Roads and Motorists' Association hosted a summit to identify obstacles hindering development and production of the many alternative fuels and technologies already available in Australia and to determine a concrete set of steps to commercialize these solutions.

  • Algae as the Next-Generation Energy Source? Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 5:55 PM ET

    Biology can lead to changes in how the planet is powered, Synthetic Genomics CEO, Dr. J. Craig Ventor, told CNBC. He shared his research and progress with CNBC's "Power Lunch" crew.

  • Pickens: Exploit US Natural Gas, Replace OPEC Oil Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 1:07 PM ET

    The US would be making a monumental mistake if it does not begin to utilize one of its most prevalent energy resources, natural gas, oil tycoon Boone Pickens, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Buffett on making "dumb deals." This is part five of the transcript and video of Warren Buffett's 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010.  Topics include: Buffett's view on Kraft's acquisition of Cadbury, global warming, Goldman Sachs, Moody's, and Greece's debt problem.

  • Rulings Restrict Clean Water Act, Foiling EPA Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 10:39 AM ET
    Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin

    Thousands of the nation’s largest water polluters are outside the Clean Water Act’s reach because the Supreme Court has left uncertain which waterways are protected by that law, according to interviews with regulators.

  • Wal-Mart Unveils Plan to Make Supply Chain Greener Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 11:20 AM ET
    Walmart Home Office

    Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, announced on Thursday that it would cut some 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain by the end of 2015 — the equivalent of removing more than 3.8 million cars from the road for a year.

  • Abu Dhabi's Green Revolution Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 3:44 PM ET

    The emirate has quietly embraced a suite of measures to make its buildings, businesses, and homes more sustainable, including a ban on plastic shopping bags.

  • Toyota

    The Japanese automaker said it received a subpoena from a federal grand jury in New York seeking documents related to unintended acceleration in its vehicles and the braking system of its Prius hybrid.

  • Tamminen: Dying For Energy Is Wrong Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | 10:08 AM ET
    The coal fueled Fiddlers Ferry power station emits vapour into the night sky in Warrington, United Kingdom.

    Overlooked in the aftermath of the deadly, Connecticut, power-plant blast is that no one in 21st century America should die in the quest to keep our lights on and our flat panel TVs glowing.

  • Tamminen: Who is the Girlie Man Now? Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 10:07 AM ET
    Arnold Schwarzenegger California Governor

    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is trying to make California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger look like a carbon girlie man. Massachusetts is on target to cut carbon almost 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.

  • Momentum For Clean Coal Conversion Burning Out Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:57 AM ET

    President Obama’s recent public support of clean coal and his waning interest in cap-and-trade legislation may not be enough to save the American coal industry from a perfect storm of competitive technology, stricter regulation and growing obsolescence.

  • Missed Signs in Toyota Recalls Saturday, 6 Feb 2010 | 10:14 AM ET
    Toyota car grille

    After several investigations, it was only last week that Toyota owners learned federal regulators, concerned that the company was not taking apparently dangerous defects seriously enough, traveled to Japan in December to light a fire under corporate executives. Meanwhile, millions of Toyotas continued to be driven by drivers unaware of the potential scope of the problem, and the cars continued to be sold.

  • Dubai: Major Oil Field Discovery Will Relieve Debt Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 1:32 PM ET
    off shore oil rig

    Dubai's government, under pressure to repay billions of dollars in debt, said Thursday it has discovered a new offshore oil field - the first such find by the city-state in decades.

  • Race For All-Electric Car Charges Ahead Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 5:29 PM ET
    Tesla Model S

    Automakers, both big and small, will launch a variety of models as soon as this year to ride the consumer shift to smaller, greener vehicles.

  • Here Comes The Electric Car Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 3:31 PM ET

    Click ahead to take a look at some of the electric cars expected to hit the market this and the next couple of years.

  • Lew Hay: American Wind, European Owned Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    The U.S. has tremendous solar and wind energy resources, and we can harvest them through a combination of smart public policy and fierce entrepreneurialism. Yet for all of the political rhetoric in support of renewables, the fact remains that the U.S. has no price on greenhouse gases, no transmission superhighway to carry renewable energy to population centers, and no national renewable energy standard, writes Lew Hay is chairman and CEO of FPL Group.

  • Tamminen: One Step Ahead of the Carbon Cops Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 7:18 AM ET
    The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's new rule requiring publicly held companies to disclose their exposure to potential losses from climate change helps not hurts Corporate America.

  • Toyota

    Federal regulators have cleared Toyota's  plan to fix millions of sticky gas pedals, and dealers could get parts to make the repairs as early as Thursday or Friday.

  • Electric Sportscar Maker Tesla Plans Public Offering Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 6:06 PM ET

    An initial public offering at Tesla has been anticipated for months.