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  • TOYOTA CITY, Japan/ IRVINE, Calif., April 17- In 1997, Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the revolutionary Prius, the first commercially successful gasoline-electric hybrid car. Toyota Motor Corp will next year launch a hydrogen-powered car in the United States, Japan and Europe.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up slightly on the day in spite of a 10 million barrel build. Nat gas remained over $4.50, and gold was up a bit at the close.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A volatile day for stocks, but commodities were not. Crude was down slightly, but could be ready to break out because of Ukraine. Gold closed down $27 on the day, it's worst drop for the year. And nat gas

  • Southern agrees to coal research with Chinese firm Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up on strong volume and fears from Ukraine. Gold saw some buying in spite of a stronger dollar. And platinum was higher on a possible mine workers strike in South Africa.

  • Couple gets $1.3M in wind turbine settlement Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— A Vermont couple whose Northeast Kingdom farm became a focal point in the fight against construction of a 21- turbine industrial wind project on Lowell Mountain said Monday that they were selling their 540- acre farm to Green Mountain Power for $1.3 million.

  • Has solar power’s day in the sun arrived? Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    Use of solar power, once derided as a pipe dream, remains tiny compared with fossil fuels, but it may be set to completely reshape the energy market.

  • Time to 'get real' on climate change: EU official Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Europe's top climate official told CNBC in an interview that it's "time to get real" about climate change.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold a winner today     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Stocks sold off but gold was a big winner as traders moved to bullion. Nat gas was up on a smaller-than-expected build, and crude was down on the day.

  • IKEA buying Illinois wind-energy project Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— The U.S. subsidiary of Swedish furniture retailer IKEA announced Thursday that it is buying a long-planned wind-energy project in eastern Illinois as part of the company's initiative to offset its energy use with renewable energy generation.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up ... again     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was higher on the day as geopolitical tensions drove the price. Nat gas also popped, as traders looked for another drawdown in supplies. And gold was down today as traders looked for the next big catalyst.

  • BRUSSELS, April 9- Funding green energy will become harder under EU rules published on Wednesday designed to replace subsidies with market-based schemes, just when the Ukraine crisis has heightened the need for alternatives to imported fossil fuel.

  • US energy chief: Green means nuclear, too! Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:03 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

    U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz declared a green loan program alive and well—and not just for renewable energy.

  • EU seeks cheaper power, curbs renewable subsidies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's executive arm is curbing subsidies for renewable energies to help drive electricity prices down. The European Commission on Wednesday laid out stricter rules on the extent to which the bloc's 28 member states may support the generation of power from renewable sources such as solar, wind or biomass.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Ukraine bumps up gold     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Escalating tensions in the Ukraine pushed up gold prices, while a lower dollar helped lift oil prices.

  • US Navy wants to power warships with seawater Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (right), with a French anti-submarine frigate during exercises earlier this year.

    The U.S. Navy may someday be able to turn its back on fossil fuels thanks to an effort to turn seawater into fuel.

  • Charleston wind energy forum postponed Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— A forum on developing wind energy off the coast of the Carolinas has been postponed. The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance had planned the meeting for Tuesday on the North Charleston campus where Clemson has its wind turbine test facility.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil fell along with stocks today over concerns that new supply from Libya would be coming back on the market. Nat gas gained on the day as investors looked at available inventories.

  • Formula 1 racing ... for electric cars? Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:41 PM ET
    Formula E race car

    The first fully electric auto racing championship soon gets underway, as Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag tells CNBC.

  • *Diageo says biomass an' integral part' of strategy. SPEYSIDE, Scotland, April 4- Scotch whisky distillers are burning their unwanted grain byproducts, wood chips and other types of biomass for a source of energy in remote areas of the Highlands, where gas links are scarce and fuel oil is pricey.

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