Renewable Energy


  • Daimler CEO Sees Fuel Cell Use in Near Future Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    With summer driving season around the corner, and the cost of gasoline at record highs, pain at the pump has become an everyday reality. And that has some automakers shifting their focus to alternative fuels, like hydrogen cells.

  • Kansas Coal Plants Still Caught in Standoff Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    Supporters of two controversial coal power plants proposed for Western Kansas say they hope to pass new legislation this week that could override an expected veto by the governor and allow the $3.6 billion project to move ahead.

  • Anadarko CEO: 'Ethanol Didn't Work' Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 7:01 PM ET

    Government favor of the corn-based alternative fuel was a big mistake, he says. Here's how to avoid repeating it.

  • The 'Peak Oil' Theory: Will Oil Reserves Run Dry? Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 6:27 PM ET
    Matt Simmons

    The concept of "peak oil" could  be thrown out the window if vast offshore and unconventional sources can be developed. Two experts weigh in on the subject.

  • Talk about an amazing race. More than 65 futuristic, but real cars, will be racing throughout 10 U.S. cities, with the winner getting $10 million dollars. Sounds incredible, and it could be. It's the Automotive X prize competition which just signed on with Progressive Insurance providing $12.5 million dollars as the title sponsor.

  • Iceland Proves There's Hope for Hydrogen Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 9:38 AM ET

    A trip to the steaming, bubbling badlands of Iceland proves one thing: There is hope for hydrogen.

  • Salt could shake up world energy supply Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    Salt power  is a tantalizing, if  still distant, alternative energy prospect as high oil prices make  more exotic alternatives  look more economical.

  • Am I Nuts?: Martha Stewart Living and More Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 7:13 PM ET

    Get Dr. Cramer's prescriptions for a woefully undiversified portfolio, letting go of a bad stock and more.

  • Automaker Winners In A Down Market Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 11:10 AM ET
    2008 Mazda CX-7

    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'.

  • Toyota's Prius: Worthy Of Its Popular Praise? Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 11:25 AM ET
    2007 Toyota Prius

    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.

  • On the Line: Darling International CEO Randal Stuewe Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 7:27 PM ET

    Finally, a stock that touches on three key trends: animal feed, biofuel and the environment.

  • Oil May Stay Above $100 All Year Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    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...

  • Eight Ways To Live Green (And Save Energy) Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    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 Takes On Coal Industry Over Global Warming Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 2:59 PM ET

    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.

  • 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

    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.

  • Chevron to Develop Two Major Gas Projects in Asia Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 2:19 AM ET

    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.

  • Venezuela's Chavez Is Roiling Oil Markets Again Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    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.

  • Turning Glare Into Watts Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    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.

  • Geneva Motor Show: A Bevy of Beauties Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    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.

  • 9-Year Auto Loans?! 'Crazy' But True! Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    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!

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