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  • Ford, GM, Chrysler Sales Rise as Industry Rebounds Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 2:57 PM ET
    Ford truck grille

    General Motors says its U.S. sales for December of 2010 were up 16 percent over the same time in 2009. This was much better than analysts had expected.

  • Oil Bears Up Against 'Very Stacked' Deck: Analyst Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    Oil prices surged in 2010, up about 15 percent for the year, but Peter Beutel, president of Cameron Hanover, told CNBC Monday that the hot commodity's run is not over yet.

  • Tamminen: Eyes On A Remarkable Clean-Energy Prize Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 10:02 AM ET

    The Zayed Future Energy Prize, which will be awarded later this month, is remarkable for two reasons: It is sponsored by an oil-rich government in the Middle East; and the six finalists in 2011 include this author.

  • Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Post Small December Sales Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 4:24 PM ET
    The Nissan Leaf

    This was the year General Motors and Nissan made good on their promise to bring mass-produced electric cars to the market. But don't count on seeing one in traffic soon.

  • Natural Gas Boom Coming—But So Are Major Obstacles Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 4:36 PM ET

    The US may be entering a golden age of natural-gas use.  Yet despite its huge potential, there are two major obstacles facing the industry—low prices and a push by Washington toward renewable energy.

  • Comments by Overseer of BP Fund Irk Lawyers Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 10:20 AM ET
    Kenneth R. Feinberg

    the New York Times reports.

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    The rise in oil prices could be just getting started, posing opportunities for investors—as well as challenges for consumers and hopes for US economic growth.

  • A year ago, almost no one knew a rare earth element from a rare coin. Today, rare earths are a global story—and a global investment opportunity.

  • Kristianstad, Sweden

    Like the hopeful delegates in Cancun, officials in Kristianstad pledged a decade ago to power the city entirely from renewable resources by 2010 — without really knowing if it was possible or affordable.

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    Critics say more studies are needed on the effects of formaldehyde in textiles, including a closer look at the effects of cumulative exposure, the New York Times reports.

  • In Major Shift, Mexico Allows Oil Drilling by Outsiders Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 12:48 PM ET

    A Mexican supreme court decision Tuesday is paving the way for dramatic changes in the country's oil industry—allowing for private investment for the first time in more than 70 years.

  • Tamminen: Climate Change Deniers Will Go Hungry Too Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 9:35 AM ET

    Skeptics can argue that climate change is not man made, but the reports show that 2010 was the hottest on record and, as a result, the cost of importing food is ever increasing.

  • Massey CEO Blankenship to Retire at End of Month Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 7:13 PM ET

    The company said Friday that current President Baxter Phillips will replace Blankenship.

  • Major Automaker Sales Rise as Industry Rebounds Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:22 PM ET
    Car Keys

    All major automakers but Toyota reported strong U.S. sales increases in November as the auto industry's slow-motion recovery continued to gain traction.  Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Nissan, Hyundai and Honda all reported double-digit increases.

  • New Oil Drilling off Florida Banned for Next 7 Years Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    President Barack Obama's administration won't allow any new oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least the next seven years because of the BP oil spill.

  • GM, Chrysler Each to Hire 1,000 Engineers Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 4:07 PM ET
    Chevy Volt

    General Motors said Tuesday it will hire 1,000 additional engineers and researchers in the Detroit area as it moves toward the next generation of electric vehicle technology.

  • Tamminen: Beware of Coal Pushers in Cancun Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 9:38 AM ET
    cancun mexico

    Some of the loudest advocates for immediate action to end our fossil fuel addiction are also those pushing the most offensive carbon drug of all — coal.

  • Pickens: Why the US Needs Natural Gas Now Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 8:47 AM ET

    Legendary oil and natural gas executive T. Boone Pickens outlines his energy plan,  which includes an expansion of renewables in power generation, and advancing the use of domestic fuels — most logically natural gas — for transportation , which  accounts for two-thirds of our oil use.

  • Governor Arnold Shwarzenegger joined several leaders from around the world to announce the first alliance that will work toward climate change solutions.

    R20 Regions of Climate Action wants to create a new paradigm for achieving energy independence, saving vast sums of money, and putting their citizenry to work again.

  • Importing Coal, China Burns It as Others Stop Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 1:04 AM ET
    Coal Plant

    Even as developed countries close or limit the construction of coal-fired power plants out of concern over pollution and climate-warming emissions, coal has found a rapidly expanding market elsewhere: Asia, particularly China. The NYT reports.