GEORGIA, Vt.— The two cottages on the shore of Lake Champlain will someday be passed down to her children but Enid Letourneau worries the algae that turns the shoreline pea-soup green each August means they won't amount to much of an inheritance. The algae, which can be toxic to humans and dogs, prompted the town of Georgia to reduce the property values $50,000 each...» Read More
President Bush signed into law Wednesday legislation that will bring more fuel-efficient vehicles into auto showrooms and require wider use of ethanol, calling it "a major step" toward energy independence and easing global warming.
The European Commission agreed on proposed legislation on Wednesday to force down emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from cars with steeply rising fines on manufacturers that fail to comply, an EU source said.
The House on Tuesday approved an energy bill to increase the fuel efficiency of U.S. cars and trucks for the first time since 1975, boost production of renewable motor fuels like ethanol and cut energy use in light bulbs and appliances.
The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed a broad energy bill that will boost automobile fuel efficiency standards and require more use of renewable fuels like ethanol.
Nope, it's not the news so many of you have been longing for: Nanosolar, the flexible solar panel company here in Silicon Valley is not yet announcing its initial public offering plans. But the company is taking a big step forward on its way toward becoming a viable company.
About 25,000 barrels of oil spilled into the Norwegian sector of the North Sea at the Statfjord oilfield on Wednesday and rough weather hindered the clean-up, operator StatoilHydro and energy officials said.
I spoke with Boone Pickens Tuesday as he launched Clean Energy's (CLNE) next venture at the Port of Long Beach in Southern California. The basic idea is to wean trucks and buses from diesel, and fuel them instead with liquid natural gas.
Global oil supplies are expected to remain tight through 2008 as demand grows "much faster" than the world's major oil producers are able, or willing, to boost their petroleum output, the U.S. government's top energy forecasting agency said Tuesday.
A deadly ice storm in the U.S. heartland triggered power outages that paralyzed parts of the most important U.S. oil hub, threatening supplies to the region's oil refineries.
General Motors Corp has had talks with Russia's GAZ about a possible tie-up that would give the No. 1 U.S. automaker more production capacity in the booming Russian market, GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said Monday.
Forty nations held unprecedented talks about ways to slow global warming without derailing world economic growth on the margins of U.N. climate talks in Bali on Monday.
Senate Democrats searched for a compromise on energy legislation as Republican leaders made clear they will oppose oil industry taxes and a mandate for utilities to use more wind and solar-generated electricity.
The House of Representatives Thursday passed an energy bill that would boost vehicle fuel economy requirements by 40 percent by 2020, raise ethanol use by five-fold by 2022 and impose $13 billion in new taxes on big oil and gas companies.
Australia cut its official forecast for 2007/08 total commodity export income on Thursday, citing the effects of the worst drought in a century on farming exports as well as a strong Australian dollar.
Faced with melting polar ice caps and worsening droughts, climate experts at a massive U.N. conference Monday urged quick action toward a new international pact stemming an increasingly destructive rise in world temperatures.
OPEC oil output fell short of the agreed level in November as field maintenance in the United Arab Emirates blunted the impact of a deal to raise supply, a Reuters survey found on Monday.
About 190 nations met on Monday under pressure to sharpen the fight against climate change by involving outsiders such as the United States to China in a long-term U.N.-led pact.
Australia's Labor leader Kevin Rudd was sworn in as prime minister on Monday, promising to urgently sign the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. But Rudd said that the country was likely to miss its Kyoto target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2012.
A constitutional referendum in Venezuela on Sunday is expected to significantly consolidate the power of President Hugo Chavez -- paving the way for a lifetime presidency and possibly an era of strong-man socialism -- but is not expected to fundamentally alter economic relations with the U.S., which are dominated by oil trade, analysts said Friday.
Multinational energy companies are looking at opportunities in Turkmenistan, a country of five million people that borders the Caspian Sea and sits on the world’s fourth or fifth largest reserves of natural gas.