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
As we watch GM and Ford shares approach lows we haven't seen since the days when Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was topping the charts, and while mighty Toyota ponders cutting truck production in the U.S., I decided Friday deserves some lovin'.
If you are in that group of people sick and tired of hearing about the popularity of the Toyota Prius, click off this page. Do it. I won't be offended and based on the e-mails I get here at Behind the Wheel, I know there are a lot of you who think the Prius is praised too much.
Finally, a stock that touches on three key trends: animal feed, biofuel and the environment.
Oil prices have hit new records for the past five sessions, and were tempered somewhat for a period today after hitting an all-time high this morning, but settled at a new record nonetheless -- over $108 per barrel! Here's why...
There’s plenty homeowners can do to reduce energy consumption at home – and reduce their monthly utility bills -- without breaking the bank. From insulation to appliances to landscaping, these measures are easy and inexpensive to implement.
Kansas has become an unlikely battleground over the future of coal-fired power plants in the age of global warming. On one level the battle in Kansas is about the legal authority of states to regulate greenhouse gases in the absence of much-needed federal regulations, but it is also a broader struggle over how coal will figure in the country’s future energy mix.
Here we go again. Oil is spiking higher (over $107 a barrel) and the folks in the auto industry are once again projecting that $4 a gallon gas may be here this summer. It's sparking a new round of discussion about whether this will prompt people to change their driving habits or the type of cars/trucks/SUVs people will buy.
U.S. oil major Chevron plans to develop two multi-billion dollar gas projects in Asia, amid forecasts of surging gas demand and rising prices.
Continued military tensions between Colombia and its neighbors Venezuela and Ecuador--both OPEC members--are expected to keep upward pressure on oil prices. But analysts say it won't cause a significant spike in crude as long as armed conflict is avoided.
As prices rise for fossil fuels and worries grow about their contribution to global warming, solar thermal plants are being viewed as a renewable power source with huge potential.
It was all about beautiful cars and gorgeous girls as CNBC took to the ground for the 78th Geneva Motor Show, where automakers revealed their latest models, concept cars and technical and environmental innovations for 2008.
Here's something that should make you realize what crazy times we are living in: 9-year auto loans are popping up around the country. That's right, it wasn't a typo. Nine years! 108 months! Almost a third of the time used to pay off a conventional mortgage!
Applied Materials, a supplier of computer chip-making equipment, said Tuesday it has signed a contract valued at $1.9 billion with a privately held company based outside the U.S.
You'd expect oil prices to take a bit of a breather after yesterday's record-breaking run that took NYNEX crude oil futures to an all-time high of $103.95/barrel intraday, surpassing the inflation-adjusted record reached more than a quarter century ago.
Amid the gloomy comments from auto executives at the Geneva Motor Show, the unveilings of several important new models are being overshadowed. Take the new Ford Fiesta. This compact car is being sold in Europe, but the design cues and architecture behind this car will be the underpinnings of compact cars the automaker will roll out in the U.S. in the future.
In a series of exclusive live appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, Warren Buffett told us that by a "common sense definition", the U.S. economy is already in a recession, even if it hasn't met the technical definition of two consecutive quarters of negative growth. He restated, however, his view that over the long-run the U.S. economy will do fine and that each generation will live better than the one before it.
Ford Motor said Monday it would eliminate shifts at four U.S. plants and lay off some 2,500 workers -- or almost 5 percent of its remaining work force -- as part of an effort to cut costs and return to profitability next year.
Venezuela wants next week's OPEC meeting to discuss its escalating legal battle with Exxon Mobil, a Venezuelan official was reported by Algeria's official APS news agency as saying on Saturday.
U.S. motorists may face gasoline prices as high as $4 a gallon this summer as crude oil costs smash records, painting a bleak picture for consumers already feeling the pinch of an economic slowdown.
A big chunk of new speculative money that has poured into energy futures has gone into options, which can now play a bigger role in driving the ups and downs in the price of crude oil.