In written testimony submitted to a House oversight panel a day ahead of a Thursday hearing, the EPA officials also said that Volkswagen AG concealed information about its ploy to cheat on diesel emissions after higher emission levels were discovered. The EPA is investigating the scandal in the United States in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice.» Read More
The owner of Lousiana's largest oyster producer, Motivatit Seafood, says he will have to raise prices if the water where he harvests oysters gets over-run by the coming tide of oil.
BP should be allowed to contain the massive oil spill and head the cleanup operation in the Gulf of Mexico, a leading energy expert told CNBC Monday.
A chemical compound that breaks down oil into droplets so that bacteria can eat it may be part of the solution to Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
While the BP oil spill costs $6 million a day, the wind, the sun, moving water, biomass, and geothermal resources don’t spill. Once the technology is in place to use them, the fuels cost nothing and therefore provide economic and geopolitical certainty.
The surface area of a catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill quickly tripled in size amid growing fears among experts that the slick could become vastly more devastating than expected.
Officials from BP have successfully tested a chemical that attaches itself to oil and weighs it down to the ocean floor, where there are natural forces that absorb the oil, CNBC has learned.
Oil analysts and environmental experts say the economic impact of the Gulf coast oil spill could grow dramatically, as the leak continues and the slick spreads.
High winds and rising surf are forcing the oil to shore more quickly and over a wider space. Florida has declared a disaster area, and there is little doubt that it will affect Mississippi and Alabama, too
Florida's governor says an oil leak fouling the Gulf of Mexico has him rethinking whether drilling off his state's coast is a good idea.
Large companies, such as HP and AT&T, are asking the President to support polices that would ensure every consumer gets detailed information about energy dollars that will be spent on appliances or lighting options.
Caught in the middle of the nationwide housing storm, the residents of an unfinished housing development outside Fort Myers, Fla., now now see a ray of light.
Forty years after its birth, Earth Day has turned into a premier marketing platform for selling a variety of goods and services, like office products, Greek yogurt and eco-dentistry. The NYT reports.
Forgive me for jumping the gun on earth day, but I had to relay a really interesting conversation I had today with Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association.
From cutting-edge technology to ancient ingenuity, take our quiz to find out how much you know about alternative energy.
It’s that time of year again. Earth Day. The 2010 edition marks the 40th anniversary. If Congress wants to score some environmental and economic “green” for the planet, it should declare its intention to let the states address climate change.
Technology has made Americans more efficient and greener without even realizing it thanks to advances ranging from cleaner car engines to LED light bulbs to programmable thermostats.
While corn ethanol dominates the current biofuel market, the future of clean liquid-energy looks more likely to be found floating on ponds than growing in fields. "It algae has the potential to revolutionize the field of biofuels," says one analyst.
New technology allows the production heft to supply the stationary, green-electricity market and take on solar and wind power plants
As we mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, if you're trying to imagine a dividing line between the 20th and 21st centuries, you might find it in the alternative energy sector of green technology.
The industry is crowded and faces fierce competition from solar power but the potential market is almost limitless.