MINNEAPOLIS— A federal judge ruled Friday that part of a Minnesota law designed to promote the use of renewable energy is unconstitutional because it attempts to control business that takes place outside state borders— and she barred Minnesota officials from enforcing it.» Read More
Government favor of the corn-based alternative fuel was a big mistake, he says. Here's how to avoid repeating it.
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.
A trip to the steaming, bubbling badlands of Iceland proves one thing: There is hope for hydrogen.
Salt power is a tantalizing, if still distant, alternative energy prospect as high oil prices make more exotic alternatives look more economical.
Get Dr. Cramer's prescriptions for a woefully undiversified portfolio, letting go of a bad stock and 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.
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