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Global gas assets, especially in countries like Australia, have become a red-hot commodity as companies race to outbid each other for the clean energy to meet a spike in Asian demand that outpaces supply.
Apple is considering harnessing the sun to power its iPod music players. California's Ironwood prison is installing more than 6,000 solar panels, and Boston's Fenway Park is tapping solar power for Red Sox baseball games.
World governments must quickly start a $45 trillion "energy technology revolution" that could drive up the cost of producing carbon ten-fold, or risk emissions surging by 2050, the West's energy watchdog warned on Friday.
Natural gas in storage in the U.S. rose roughly in line with expectations last week but is 0.1 percent below the five-year average for this time of year, a government report said Thursday.
Plus, concerns about First Solar, and oil's affect on natural gas prices.
Cramer's found momentum in a place you probably have looked.
As energy concerns remain prevalent across the nation, CNBC asked the experts about investing in natural gas.
Today Discovery's launches its Planet Green eco-tainment cable channel, and the number of eco-friendly products on the market makes it clear that Green is H-O-T. National Geographic launched "Green Guide," its first service magazine.
Mark it down. May is the month that finally broke the back of the Big 3's great run with trucks and SUVs. Oh sure, Detroit still dominates the truck business, but it's clear buyers want something less, that's what is hurting Detroit.
Underneath Montana lies an estimated $1.5 trillion of coal, but with uncertainty about future environmental rules, investors are wary about opening new mines in the rugged Western U.S. state.
The phenomenal rise in oil prices show signs of a bubble, but a crash is not imminent, billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday.
The plant closings are prudent. If gas remains at high levels, there will be fewer and fewer buying trucks and SUVs. Sales are down 17.3 % this year, and may not get much better the rest of this year. With 4 fewer plants, GM will save roughly a billion dollars. More importantly, it will reduce the number of SUVs sitting on dealer lots in the future.
As I asked in my latest column, why do we need a planned economy for energy or anything else? Why not a fully deregulated free market for energy where prices allocate production and consumption?
This is one of those times when you have to be very discriminating when you talk about the “economy.” Because the “economy” includes things that are in outright depression like housing, and it includes things that are in an outright boom like technology
After getting hammered last week, shares of General Motors are starting this week moving higher. Some of that is in anticipation of the company announcing Tuesday it will take steps to shift production from slow-selling SUVs and pick-ups, and moving more towards cars.
This comes to mind ahead of debate over landmark climate legislation that the Senate will take up this week. The sparks that fly will be fueled by dueling studies about the economic consequences of the cap-and-trade program envisioned by the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008.
With the country in the grips of near-hysteria over soaring gasoline prices, Congress begins debate Monday on landmark climate legislation that critics say will substantially increase energy costs – and not produce any of the intended environmental benefits.
Iran is constructing seven refineries in an effort to boost its crude and gas refining capacity by more than 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd), a senior oil official was quoted as saying on Saturday.
Following my blog earlier this week asking you to tell me who is to blame for GM's problems, I received the following e-mail from the automaker. Give it a read and let me know what you think.
Major automakers are expected to post steep declines in U.S. sales for May, as the spike in gasoline prices battered an industry already reeling from weak consumer confidence and tighter credit.
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