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  • Bush Signs Energy Bill Boosting Auto Fuel Economy Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 11:29 AM ET

    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.

  • EU Agrees Steep Fines to Cut Car Emissions Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 7:07 AM ET

    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.

  • US House OKs Energy Bill; Bush to Sign into Law Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 2:13 PM ET
    Patrons line up for fuel, Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in Cincinnati. Oil prices rose above $72 a barrel Tuesday ahead of an OPEC meeting in Venezuela and the start of the Atlantic hurricane season later this week. The Memorial Day holiday marked the beginning of the peak driving season in the U.S., a period when energy traders are extra skittish about any loss of oil production or refining capacity. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    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.

  • Key Provisions of Energy Bill Passed by US House Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 2:10 PM ET

    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.

  • Nanosolar "Turns Up Heat" With Delivery News Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 1:25 PM ET
    Nanosolar Explosion

    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.

  • Harsh Weather Hinders Clean-Up of North Sea Oil Spill Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 2:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Boone Pickens

    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.

  • US Sees Tight Global Oil Supplies Through 2008 Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    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.

  • Ice Storm Trips Power, Paralyzes Key US Oil Hub Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 1:19 PM ET
    Man clears downed branches from a road outside his home in Forest Park, Oklahoma.

    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.

  • GM Talks with Russian GAZ about Tie-Up Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 4:45 AM ET

    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.

  • U.N. Bali Talks Turn to Finance to Aid Climate Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | 11:02 PM ET

    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.

  • Energy Bill Stalls as Democrats Seek Compromise Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 4:37 PM ET
    A cluster of windmills of the north side of Mars Hill Mountain is seen Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, in Mars Hill, Maine. Maine land use regulators took a big step Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, toward denial of proposed wind project in Reddington Township, citing concerns about its visual impact. (AP Photo/ Robert F. Bukaty)

    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.

  • US House Approves $21.5 Billion Energy Bill; Veto Seen Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 3:38 PM ET

    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.

  • Drought to Hit Australia Commodity Export Income Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 9:43 PM ET

    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.

  • Experts Urge Quick Action on Climate Change Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 12:33 AM ET

    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 November Oil Output Short of Target: Survey Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 10:53 AM ET

    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.

  • Bali Talks Seek to Jumpstart Climate Change Fight Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | 10:58 PM ET

    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 Rudd Sworn in as PM, Vows to Sign Kyoto Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | 9:03 PM ET

    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.

  • Chavez Ups The Ante Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 5:50 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    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.

  • Betting on an Energy Bonanza Under the Caspian Sea Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 1:16 PM ET
    Caspian Sea

    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.