WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said Saturday that he'll ask Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. Republican lawmakers who rule Congress scoff at the science behind climate change and dismiss Obama's pleas for the issue to be dealt with urgently. In an unusual twist in Obama's final year in office, the GOP...» Read More
In coming years, energy from waste-heat recovery systems could be the greenest power available, while letting more U.S. businesses squeeze extra energy out of their power bills.
Even as certain tax credits and funding from Washington have dried up, U.S. states remain in competition for clean energy funding, especially from venture capitalists.
In the darkest moments of last year’s nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered the possibility of evacuating Tokyo, an independent investigation into the accident disclosed. The NYT reports.
I drive about 25,000 miles a year, so changes in gas prices are something I notice. I spend about $13/day just for the round trip commute to work, assuming I don't also drive myself to a story.
On the cusp of trial over the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, phalanxes of lawyers, executives and public officials have spent the waning days in settlement talks.
Andrew Herdman, Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines talks to CNBC about the aviation sector's reaction towards the EU's carbon tax.
Underwater pumping operations began Sunday to remove some of the 500,000 gallons of fuel aboard the Costa Concordia, officials said, nearly a month after the cruise ship ran aground off Tuscany.
Canada will focus on exporting oil and other goods to China and other booming Asian economies even if Washington overturns its decision to block a pipeline that would have sent more Canadian crude to the United States.
An Australian military aircraft on Friday was due to deliver needed supplies to a flood-stricken town hit by the worst of summer flooding in eastern parts of the country, with coal mining and agriculture also affected.
America’s infrastructure can and should be built with American steel. That is why current Buy America provisions are so important, and why efforts to circumvent these provisions, such as California used in the Bay Bridge project, need to be stopped.
Thailand’s economy has the potential to grow at 7 percent in 2012, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Kittirat Na-Ranong, told CNBC Friday. He added that the billions being spent this year on post-flood reconstruction projects would help boost the economy.
Crude prices rise on Chinese GDP data, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
The carbon offset market enables business travelers to balance their impact on the planet by purchasing tax-deductible credits toward a project that reduces carbon dioxide emissions elsewhere.
Sanofi and two venture capital firms announced Tuesday that they are investing in bio-tech start-up "Warp Drive," with Oliver Fetzer, Cerulean Pharma Inc. CEO, and Terry McGuire, Polaris Venture Partners.
While electric vehicles will continue to garner more hype at the North American International Auto Show this year, today’s battery technology will keep the so-called EVs a niche product for years to come.
From growing your own food to conserving energy, CNBC.com guest blogger Terry Tamminen offers strategies to save the planet and money — just in time for new year's resolution season.
The Fast Money Halftime Report traders share insight into the SPDR Utilities charts.
Most ski areas have not gotten as much snow this year as usual. Discussing the attraction to their ski resorts, with Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley Ski Resort president/CEO and Bill Stenger, Jay Peaks Resort president/CEO.
It pays to be young. but if you want to convey reliability, wisdom or gravitas, people over age 50 have the edge. See the new careers for workers over 50.
In 2011, we learned (again) that global events that we cannot control can shake the oil markets, send prices higher and steal money from your wallet.