DES MOINES, Iowa-- Solar energy would get a big boost in Iowa if a bill passed Thursday in a Senate committee becomes law. The bill, approved by the Senate Ways and Means Committee, would increase the annual cap for solar tax credits to $4.5 million from the current $1.5 million.» Read More
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.
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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.
Forget ethanol – this company’s got an alternative for the alternative.
U.S. auto sales dropped 12 percent in March in a decline blamed on shaky consumer confidence, high fuel prices and concern that a housing market downturn could spread into a full recession.
A burgeoning solar business is going to change the way we look at this company.
Democrats think they have a revenue-neutral solution: shift some $18 billion in subsidies now helping the bottom line of the oil and gas industry to fledging green industries – wind, solar and alternative fuels.
Independent truckers around the country pulled their rigs off the road and others slowed to a crawl on major highways in a loosely organized protest of high fuel prices.
As fuel prices soar and the government debates Big Oil taxation, what's an investor to do? Turn to alternative ways to play energy, according to Kevin Landis, chief investment officer at Firsthand Capital Management.