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  • 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.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Looking to jobs report     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Looking to jobs. Oil was up on the day, and gold closed down.

  • Ethanol producers complain about rail service Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices. The Renewable Fuels Association criticized railroads Thursday and triggered a strong response from the Association of American Railroads.

  • Offshore Va. wind research focus of US meeting Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:28 AM ET

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.— A public meeting is scheduled in Virginia Beach on offshore test turbines that could smooth the way for the development of wind farms 20- plus miles off the sandy beaches of the resort city. The meeting Thursday is sponsored by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

  • April 2- Plug Power Inc said it bought fuel-cell stack maker ReliOn Inc for about $4 million in an all-stock deal, as the company looks to diversify its supplier base. Plug Power shares rose 4.5 percent after the bell as the deal also helps the fuel-cell maker expand into the stationary back-up fuel cell market.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down again today, nat gas saw a bit of a pop on a technically-driven trade, while gold was up nearly $11.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Apple Inc, Google Inc and Facebook Inc have made significant progress in adopting renewable energy sources to power their Web services, the environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday.

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