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  • China Biggest Oil Consumer in 2010: BP Report Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 9:59 AM ET

    After decades of sustained growth, China became the world’s largest energy consumer in 2010, overtaking the US, according to BP, one of the world’s biggest energy companies.

  • Gas the Winner as Europe Rejects Nuclear: Analyst Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 7:34 AM ET
    Exhaust plumes from cooling towers are seen at the Jaenschwalde lignite coal-fired power station in Janschwalde, Germany.

    European gas suppliers could see a boost from Germany's decision to phase out nuclear energy, with other countries set to follow Berlin's lead, Per Lekander, head of utilities research at UBS, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • China’s Nuclear Freeze to Last Until 2012 Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 9:23 AM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    China’s freeze on new nuclear projects could last until the beginning of 2012, according to a senior industry official, underlining the gravity of China’s nuclear safety review. The FT reports.

  • Ford's Louisville, Kentucky Assembly Plant

    Ford Motor Executive Chairman William Ford told CNBC Friday the U.S. economy is still in "recovery mode" despite recent weak data on jobs and manufacturing.

  • Gas at $3.50/Gallon or Lower by July 4: Gulf CEO Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The price at the gas pump will fall from the current $3.80 per gallon national average to $3.50 or lower by July 4, Gulf Oil Chief Executive Joe Petrowski told CNBC Thursday.

  • How Cloud Technology Can Cut Energy Costs Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Professor Stephen Hawking

    While growing computing demand will mean more energy consumption, wider use of cloud computing technology will prove to be a net benefit to the environment over the longer term, say industry watchers.

  • Tamminen: Could EcoAds Keep the Lights on in Japan? Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 12:24 PM ET
    Tokyo Airport Power Saving Sign

    Innovative ad campaigns are not only helping to rebuild Japan's energy grid, but are also set to improve the sustainability of a local economy near you. 

  • Cutting Regulations Aim of New White House Plan Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 7:59 AM ET

    The White House would eliminate requirements for trapping polluting vapors at gasoline stations and let employers and hospitals file fewer reports as part of a plan it is announcing Thursday to ease regulatory burdens on business.

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    Companies in the wind power industry are gearing up for expansion, despite hurdles such as decreasing demand for electricity and lower natural gas prices.

  • Don't Fly Into Volcanic Cloud: Ryanair CEO Monday, 23 May 2011 | 3:07 AM ET
    Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary

    European airlines should be allowed to deal with the consequences of the most recent Icelandic volcano eruption themselves, Michael O’Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair told CNBC Monday.

  • Sell Dollar as US Influence Ebbs: Fund Manager Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 8:48 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The recent rally for the dollar will not last and should be used as a chance to short the greenback as America’s geopolitical influence ebbs away, according to David Murrin, a hedge fund manager and author of Breaking the Code of History

  • Despite Drop, Oil Prices Hit Economy: IEA Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 6:42 AM ET

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) Governing Board, warned on Thursday that rising oil prices are still affecting the global economic recovery, despite recent drops in the price, and urged oil producing countries to take action to lower the price of oil.

  • Going 'Green,' Even At Motel 6 Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 2:32 PM ET
    Service bell at hotel reception

    Ecotravel has gone from luxury to the low end, and everywhere in between.

  • Eco-Tourism: No Longer Just The Rich & Fashionable Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:51 AM ET
    Cuzco, Peru

    Like other parts of the travel industry, eco-tourism was hammered by the global recession but is on the comeback trail, as operators expand beyond its traditional high-end core.

  • Top 10 U.S. Cities for Young People Friday, 13 May 2011 | 3:14 PM ET
    What makes a city attractive to young people?Well, first and foremost, it’s that there will be other young people there.“You need other young people around to bounce ideas off of -- to get excited with. That’s No. 1 most important,” said Bert Sperling of .There has to be a strong indie culture – a lot of bands, artists and other creative types. To gauge that, Sperling checked in with , which helps artists sell their music and merchandise to fans, , a site that offers tools for musicians and shar

    Sperling took all those criteria and came up with a list of the top 10 cities for young people.

  • New Nuclear Plant Could Rise in California Farm Fields Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 8:52 PM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    A French company is gambling it can beat the odds and build a nuclear plant in the heart of California's fertile farmland. Areva has partnered with a group of California businessmen and farmers who've formed the Fresno Nuclear Energy Group.

  • Memphis Flood Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 9:06 AM ET
    Memphis Flood

    The Mississippi over-runs the bluffs surrounding Memphis, reports Julie Martin, The Weather Channel.

  • Sydney to Spend Half Million on Driving Out Bats Monday, 9 May 2011 | 9:53 PM ET

    Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, home to 20,000 fruit bats is being forced to drive them out because of the damage done.

  • Floodwater engulfs a farm in Missouri

    Energy traders' fears are rising right along with the flood levels along the Mississippi River.

  • Tamminen: Invest (In Green) Now or Pay Later Monday, 9 May 2011 | 3:25 PM ET

    Enforcing pollution laws and investing in cleantech will save lives and money in the future.