The bill, introduced by Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat; Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican; and eight cosponsors, faces an uphill battle as many lawmakers from agricultural states support the Renewable Fuel Standard that dictates rising volumes of ethanol made from grains, including corn, be blended into motor fuel.» Read More
Green energy stocks have slumped since their peak in November and still look overvalued, since the price of oil, although painfully high, still hasn't risen enough to justify investors' hopes that renewable energy sources will steal the limelight.
Curbing greenhouse gases has become an emergency, as global warming advances faster than previously thought, Lord Nicholas Stern, the author of the 'Stern Review' on climate change and the economy, tells CNBC.com.
In the altered calculus of green economics, what used to be garbage is now a valuable fuel, which can be used – or really, reused - to generate electricity.
The author of "the Stern Review" on the economic impact of climate change, Lord Nicholas Stern, talks to CNBC Europe about biofuels and climate change.
In a first on Fast Money interview, find out about a new ETF that began trading Tuesday.
Storing heat - rather than electricity - might be the secret to cost-effective solar power.
Higher worldwide prices for staple foods are leading many to rexamine whether biofuels are a viable long-term substiute for oil.
Unproven technologies have always made investors skittish, but there are some venture capitalists and private equity firms gearing up to fill the funding gap.
Plus, Cramer makes the call on ConEd, First Solar and more
Find out what chief executives are saying about their businesses and the economy on CNBC Europe.
Niche companies, such as alternative energy or unconventional products, are becoming more attractive as stock markets volatility continues, Alexis Dawance, fund manager at Global-Cap, told CNBC Europe.
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The weak dollar is the main factor keeping prices at high levels, not the supply of oil, and that situation is likely to continue, current OPEC president Chakib Khelil, who is also Algerian Oil Minister, said on Tuesday.
So I come back from vacation, and while I feel refreshed, I find most of the folks I deal with in the auto industry are tired, sluggish, and looking for a break. I can't blame them. This is a rough time in the car biz, and I don't think it will get better.
Cramer gives the definitive breakdown of why this is the stock of the future.
Are hedge funds and investment banks unfairly driving up fuel costs for families in the U.S. -- or are soaring energy prices the result of a strong global economy and a free financial system? Industry officials are debating the question -- and will present their arguments to CNBC on Thursday.
A nationwide survey of nearly 700 people suggests that Americans would prefer more money be invested in technology to solve the nation's energy ailments than to cure cancer or other diseases.
Japan's Toshiba said on Thursday it is negotiating for its share of revenue from four nuclear reactor orders in the United States, which other firms estimate to be worth a total of $14 billion.
Toyota Motor on Wednesday challenged a claim by a former senior executive that Japan's government funded the development of technology that drives the market-leading Prius hybrid.