District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco set an Oct. 18 hearing for final approval. Volkswagen also plans to offer a new proposal to fix 85,000 polluting 3.0 liter vehicles after regulators rejected an earlier plan, a Justice Department lawyer said on Tuesday. At the hearing, Justice Department lawyer Joshua Van Eaton said the German automaker had been... » Read More
Federal, state, and even local government policies have had a huge impact on the research and development of alternative fuels, but a clear rival to fossil fuels has yet to emerge in the marketplace. Take our poll on which energy source you think will succeed over the next decade.
To mark our annual November "Green Is Universal" week, we've assembled a "Green Winners & Losers 2011" special report, looking at six industries whose fortunes either rose or fell this year.
The industry has had a profitable year despite the jump in corn prices , but overcapacity and the end of a generous government subsidy are major concerns.
The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Japan last March put the brakes on the industry's revival, dimming prospects for the immediate future.
Investors in the solar industry have needed a strong stomach this year, and that’s unlikely to change soon.
In the current economic climate of corporate thrift, the booming market for technologies to use less energy continues to attract more investor capital.
Although sales of some models have missed expectations, electric vehicles, EV, are a greentech success story just by showing up in significant numbers in 2011.
The industry is at a unique point in history, where economic growth overseas, high energy costs, demand for commodities and better recovery technologies have converged to swell revenue.
Federal officials are examining the safety of electric car batteries after a Chevy Volt's lithium-ion battery caught fire.
The Obama administration said plans to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas were on hold to study how environmentally sensitive areas could be avoided.
At an oil industry conference last week in Houston, one presenter said the “fracking” industry faced an “insurgency.” Another said his company has several former military psychological operations, or “psy ops” specialists, on staff.
In spite of the Thai government's warning that the world's largest exporter of rice could lose as much as a quarter of its crop because of the floods, analysts tell CNBC the potential shortfall is unlikely to impact prices.
Millions are still without power in the Northeast following Saturday's snowstorm. Insight on how businesses and retailers are impacted and some predictions on retail sales, with Paul Walsh, Weather Channel vice president, weather analytics.
The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore has the details on the down trees and power lines have impacted power for residents.
Australian CEOs at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Perth sounded a decidedly upbeat note about the future of trade with China despite looming uncertainty about the global economic picture as Europe grapples with its sovereign debt crisis.
Australia is alienating its biggest export customer, China, Colin Barnett, the Premier of the state of Western Australia (WA) told CNBC on Wednesday.
Thailand announced a five-day holiday on Tuesday to give people the chance to escape floods closing in on Bangkok as the prime minister warned that the capital could face an inundation of 1.5 metres (nearly five feet) of water if barriers collapsed.
BP, the oil giant, has reached an "operational turning point" after the Gulf of Mexico disaster, chief executive Bob Dudley told CNBC Tuesday.
Oil giant BP reported lower underlying third quarter profits on Tuesday, despite high oil prices, as production fell because of selloffs in the wake of the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
"Back to the Future," the movie to most prominently feature John DeLorean’s gull-winged icon of 1980s cool, ends with the future version of the DeLorean time machine running on household garbage. Well, folks, the future is now, and the new DeLorean doesn’t need gas or rubbish. The DMCEV, which will go into production by 2013, will run entirely on electricity.