NEW YORK, Nov 24- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is widely expected to increase requirements for biofuels use through 2016 due to higher total fuel demand, when it publishes a final Renewable Fuel Standard rule in the coming days, sources said. The EPA is broadly expected to raise the mandates for quantity of biofuels that fuel companies must blend into...» Read More
If Copenhagen delegates want to know where the solutions to both the current climate and economic crises will come from, they need to look at the work of enterprising governors in the U.S. and Brazil.
A low-carbon economy would cost a total of $10 trillion and most of that money would have to be found from private investors, but a delay in action would cost $500 billion a year, Nobuo Tanaka, executive director of the International Energy Agency, told CNBC Monday.
Of the estimated 20,000 people converging on the UN climate conference in Copenhagen, half are expected to be under the age of 30. Other than the anti-war campaigns of the 1970s, it’s hard to recall a movement that has been so embraced, even motivated, by the world’s youth.
My wife’s grandmother, Sadie, will turn 103 next month. Of all the things that might concern or interest her, she lay awake the other night worried that world leaders won’t solve the climate crisis before its too late.
For 40 years, the North American electric system has operated as three loosely linked grids, but a new transmission company is aiming to unite them. That union, if consummated, could have strong implications for renewable energy.
President Obama will be at the Copenhagen environmental conference that starts shortly. But his plans changed for him to appear towards the end of the event as opposed to the beginning.
You knew it was only a matter of time: A Danish artist and UK T-shirt company have created a "Gropenhagen" T-shirt after the sex-coupon flap at the Copenhagen climate summit.
Look for President Obama to sign climate change legislation into law in April, a barrage of carbon footprint commercials on TV, a sustainability label from Walmart and the election of green governors.
There's been a hiring boom at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina, where $1.6 billion in stimulus funds are being used to clean up a nuclear weapons plant dating back to the Cold War.
Things are heating up in Copenhagen ahead of the UN climate summit there next week. The city tried to discourage guests from soliciting prostitutes while they're in town—but all they did was turn it into one big advertisement for prostitution. Ow! Nice work, ladies.
Those gathering in Copenhagen might want to take a look at new research from Cairo shows that rats become more belligerent when exposed to gasoline fumes and tailpipe pollution.
Expect the Fed to raise interest rates, emerging market stocks to soar and the U.S. Congress not to pass climate change legislation.
Oil prices spiked more than 2 percent Monday after news flashed on the wires about a British yacht crew being detained in Iran. Traders were already on high-alert after report this morning that the Iranian government plans to expand its nuclear program.
Here’s a clip-and-save cheat sheet, suitable for framing or taping to your refrigerator, that will save you time—and money—as you try to crack the carbon code for yourself, your business and your investments in the months and years ahead.
US corporations have long been bracing for the day they would have to make sharp cuts in their emissions. That day moved closer when President Obama outlined a target for such reductions, the New York Times reports
Ever wished your cab driver would stop nattering and just get to where you're going? Well the new driverless cabs being trialed at London's Heathrow airport could be for you.
California has taken a major step toward creating a broad-based trading system to limit emissions of pollutants blamed for harmful climate change.
The US must address climate change in an international context, not just from a domestic lens, Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens told CNBC.
According to a Monday report, water demand in 20 years will be more than 50 percent higher in the most rapidly developing countries. What areas of the water sector should investors consider? Michael Gaugler, senior vice president of research at Brean Murray, Carrett & Co., and Debra Coy, senior analyst at Janney Montgomery Scott, shared their views.