Renewable Energy


  • Hybrid Backlash: Your Comments On My "Critical" Post Monday, 12 May 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    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.

  • Does a Weak Dollar Equal High Prices at the Pump? Sunday, 11 May 2008 | 7:29 AM ET

    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.

  • Hot Hybrids: Paying More to Save on Gas Friday, 9 May 2008 | 1:29 PM ET
    Toyota Prius

    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.

  • Ethanol Fights Back Friday, 9 May 2008 | 10:42 AM ET

    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...

  • Ormat's Core Business Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    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.

  • Eclipse Of The Sun Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 6:09 PM ET

    Last year when crude prices soared so did solar stocks, but not this year. What's going on?

  • Cramer: Short Covering Causes Market Drop Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 3:40 PM ET

    When Fannie Mae has a day like Tuesday but still goes up anyway, what's a bear to do?

  • Europe Preview: Deutsche Telekom Looms Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:40 PM ET
    Woman on Cell phone.

    When Rene Obermann took over Deutsche Telekom at the end of 2006 he was tasked with the firm's struggling domestic operations. But his non-domestic challenges have been—and continue to be—plentiful.

  • The Pros' Picks Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 1:20 PM ET

    As the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P slide into negative territory, CNBC asked the experts how to bolster your investments.

  • Goldman: Natural Gas Crunch Possible This Winter Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    U.S. natural gas inventories could be at seriously low levels at the start of winter this year, if current rates of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports remain at record lows, a Goldman Sachs report said Wednesday.

  • US and Russia Make Nuclear Trade Pact Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    Russia and the United States signed on Tuesday a long awaited civilian nuclear cooperation pact that will allow firms from the world's two biggest atomic powers to expand bilateral nuclear trade.

  • Chrysler's "Free Gas" Offer: Not Sure I'm Buying It Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 9:45 AM ET

    So it's come to this. Giving customers a guarantee they won't pay more than $2.99 a gallon if they buy a new car, truck, SUV. On the surface, it's a smart move by Chrysler. But I'm not sure how much it will help sales at the struggling automaker.

  • Dupont to Open Solar Plant in China Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 9:39 AM ET

    U.S. chemical maker DuPont  said Tuesday it plans to open a research and development center and a manufacturing facility in China, which will cater to the growing demands of the solar energy industry.

  • Indonesia May Drop out of OPEC Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 3:48 AM ET

    Indonesia is considering quitting the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as the country's crude oil output had declined, the country's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Tuesday.

  • Mad Mail: Solution to Ethanol Problem? Monday, 5 May 2008 | 6:54 PM ET

    Also, the origins of "booyah," another reason to buy Shaw Group and more.

  • Iran Rejects Incentives for Nuclear Halt Monday, 5 May 2008 | 7:25 AM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    Iran said on Monday it would not consider any incentives offered by world powers that violated its right to nuclear technology, ruling out a precondition that it suspend uranium enrichment.

  • Under-Rated, Dover-Looked Friday, 2 May 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    Find out why this industrial pastiche belongs with the rest of Cramer's "new tech."

  • Remember Cars? Sales Show Their "Death" Premature Friday, 2 May 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    After years of lamenting the "death of the car" and the rise of the SUV and CUV, fans of the sedan are finally seeing things turn their way. Last month, for the first time in roughly 20 years, cars outsold trucks (Pick-ups, SUVs, CUVs and minivans).

  • Sell Block: Tech Is Dead Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    What’s more important to you: more expensive gadgets or more efficient energy? Because that’s the difference between old tech and new.

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