Don't get burned by solar stocks, says CNBC's Herb Greenberg. Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James, weighs in.» Read More
Don't get burned by solar stocks, says CNBC's Herb Greenberg. Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James, weighs in.
LINCOLN, Neb.-- A plan aimed at attracting wind-energy farms to Nebraska is headed to a final vote in the Legislature. One firm, TradeWind Energy, has expressed interest in developing a wind farm in Dixon County, near the Iowa and South Dakota border.
BATON ROUGE, La.-- The Louisiana Public Service Commission will reconsider a decision to shelve a planned statewide energy efficiency program, after a lawsuit challenged the commission's previous handling of the issue.
WUXI, China/ HONG KONG, May 22- Local creditors of Wuxi Suntech, the bankrupt unit of Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd, on Wednesday claimed the subsidiary owed them a combined $2.5 billion, at the start of a debt restructuring process expected to last months.
DUBAI, May 22- A slide in solar power costs and a surge in oil prices over the last few years has made solar power a win-win strategy for Saudi Arabia: saving billions of dollars of crude for export while making electricity at less than half the cost.
LONDON, May 22- Overcapacity in the global solar industry is unlikely to disappear soon, suggest data and strategies outlined in the recent financial reports of top manufacturers. That surplus has contributed to sharp falls in the average selling prices of solar panels, or modules, with knock-on impacts for manufacturing profit margins.
BATON ROUGE, La.-- Louisiana's utility regulatory agency will reconsider a decision to shelve a planned statewide energy efficiency program.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders remain focused firmly on tomorrow's testimony from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. And expectations for this week's oil inventories.
NEW YORK-- Solar companies traded mostly higher on Tuesday as Yingli Green Energy Holdings Co. raised its first-quarter solar shipment forecast. Yingli's revised outlook comes one day after Chinese panel maker JA Solar Holdings Co. announced a rare rise in first-quarter revenue and a smaller-than-expected loss for the period.
LONDON, May 21- Grid operators in the western United States are joining forces to design a new computer-run system to balance power across a wider combined area, improve handling of increasing amounts of fluctuating renewable power and save money at the same time.
DENVER-- Xcel Energy Inc. is asking Colorado regulators to approve a demonstration project that would use forest biomass to generate electricity.
*Argentina angling to greatly expand access to U.S. market. BUENOS AIRES, May 20- Argentina is pursuing U.S. environmental approval to export biodiesel more easily to that market and revitalize a local industry in "crisis" due to trade problems with the European Union, Argentina's main biofuels chamber said on Monday.
BUENOS AIRES, May 20- Argentina is pursuing U.S. environmental approval to export biodiesel more easily to that market and revitalize a local industry in "crisis" due to trade problems with the European Union, Argentina's main biofuels chamber said on Monday.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look factors that contributed to the major reversal in precious metals on Monday and what sent oil prices to a 7-week high. She also discusses events in the the coming days that could impact the price action in energy and metals.
Solar stocks rose Monday after Chinese panel maker JA Solar announced a rare rise in revenue and quarterly loss far smaller than expected. JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd., based in Shanghai, announced Monday that revenue in the first quarter rose compared with a year earlier for the first time since June of 2011, and that its loss narrowed.
The renewable fuel sector struggles to find its voice in a world of renewed popularity for oil and gas. One part of that aims to transform agriculture waste into fuel.
LONDON, May 17- European policymakers face a difficult decision on building carbon capture and storage- saving money in the long run requires spending more upfront. CCS captures carbon dioxide emissions from a fossil fuel power plant and then pipes it to an underground storage site such as a depleted gas or oil reservoir.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. After the dollar slipped, oil and gasoline futures climbed a bit. Nat gas was down on a bigger-than-expected build. A mixed picture in the metals markets, as well.
LONDON, May 16- Solar panels were cheaper than wind turbines for the first time last year in certain markets, per unit of capacity, and are rapidly closing a remaining gap in the full cost of power generation.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs says negative economic data from Europe put pressure on commodities overall. Prices at the pump are 12 cents below where they were a year ago.