WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The Obama administration on Friday extended the length of permits that allow wind farms and other operations to accidentally kill protected eagles to 30 years, drawing fire from wildlife conservationists.» Read More
With billions of dollars now moving into geothermal energy projects around the world, it is no longer a marginal business, meriting a second look by investors looking for a clean technology subsector with significant upside potential.
Here's one for those of you who think auto manufacturers should be trying to build cars that get 100 mpg (and yes, there are a lot of you out there based on the e-mails I get from you). Tata Motors is the first mass-market automaker to enter the automotive X Prize competition...
T. Boone Pickens confirmed Thursday that his Mesa Power outfit is placing a $2 billion order for 667 wind turbines with General Electric to build the world's largest wind farm in the Texas Panhandle.
Not so fast, Cramer says. Plus his thoughts on American Superconductor, UBS and more.
Another Cramer "new tech" stock is making its move into alternative energy. That's good news for shareholders.
Congress voted overwhelmingly to stop adding oil to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until crude prices fall below $75 a barrel.
Microchip equipment maker Applied Materials posted a drop in its fiscal second quarter revenue and profit in the face of a slump dogging the industry.
The EFuel100 MicroFueler is the world's first portable ethanol microrefinery system — both a pump station and an ethanol distiller reduced to an appliance-sized unit, allowing users to create usable fuel for most cars with a simple mix of sugar, water and yeast.
Two California entrepreneurs are launching a new technology that will enable people to create ethanol in their homes.
I get emails. On the ethanol stories. OLC writes: "Those drivers that gripe about the price of a gallon of oil-produced gasoline don't seem to mind buying large gas guzzling SUVs and pickups which retail in the $30,000 range, when they really could get by on a smaller vehicle. Many U.S. citizens are overweight and can't stand to cut back on what they eat.."
The future of mass market quantities of electric cars is getting a big push today from one on the more "electric" leaders in the auto industry. Nissan/Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn is expected to announce his company plans to sell its first electric cars in the U.S. by 2010--according to the New York Times.
Mom-and-pop service stations are running into a problem as gasoline marches toward $4 a gallon: Thousands of old-fashioned pumps can't register more than $3.99 on their spinning mechanical dials.
The show on that other network might have been cancelled, but this OC is stronger than ever.
As good as John McCain’s pro-growth, supply-side tax plan is, his cap-and-trade strategy unveiled this morning is very hard for conservatives to swallow. The whole cap-and-trade experience in Europe and elsewhere reveals that this is a huge government command-and-control operation that taxes, spends, and regulates on a grand scale.
I knew there would backlash from my blog on Friday. Listen, any time you write or say something about hybrids, there's a flurry of comments, on both sides, from those who think you have no clue.
Even as the presidential candidates debate whether to cut federal gas taxes this summer, a harder-to-control factor is emerging as a main reason behind the increase in energy costs: the sinking greenback.
Here's one to make you scratch your head and say, "what the heck is going on here?" I suspected that higher gas prices have probably kept demand and prices up for hybrids, so I asked the folks at J.D. Power's Power Information Network and Kelley Blue Book to run the numbers.
Everyone is blaming ethanol for everything. Producers have gone from being heroes to zeroes. Two years ago, corn was $2 a bushel and margins were $2 a gallon -- and everyone and their brother wanted in. Now corn is $6 and margins are 10 cents -- or negative, for some operators. But here's the ethanol industry's defense...
This geothermal energy play has plenty of room to grow.
The news out of Tokyo should not come as a surprise. Toyota, running neck and neck with GM to become the world's largest automaker, is running a little slower. The first quarter earnings make sense given the auto market slowing down in the U.S. and Toyota finding fewer markets and segments to enter.