CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Disappointing China data dominated the markets, which drove oil down. Copper was down, as well. Gold closed up about $3 on the day.» Read More
Southern California wildfires moved 6 miles closer Wednesday to two nuclear reactors at the San Onofre power plant in northern San Diego County, but the utility that operates it says it is not in imminent danger.
With U.S. consumers facing higher heating costs this winter, a new government Web site gives homeowners specific, customized recommendations on how to cut their energy use and save on utility bills.
California will sue the Environmental Protection Agency next week in the state's bid to crack down on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, a spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Saturday.
Solar power could be the world's number one electricity source by the end of the century, but until now its role has been negligible as producers wait for price parity with fossil fuels, industry leaders say.
Global sales from clean energy sources like wind, solar and geothermal power and biofuels could grow to as much as $1 trillion a year by 2030, U.S. bank Morgan Stanley has estimated.
Government efforts to tackle climate change are creating a "megatrend" investment opportunity that should tempt even those sceptical about the nature and pace of global warming, Deutsche Bank analysts said on Thursday.
Finally, at long last, someone in Detroit has seen the light. That someone is Chrysler president Jim Press, and what he's about to do is something executives in Detroit should have been doing for decades: Stop building cars/trucks/SUV's that don't sell.
Biofuel supporters are fighting criticism that the "green," alternative transport fuel has raised food prices and harms the environment, amid mounting evidence that the debate is harming the industry.
Get ready. Here comes one of the biggest ad and marketing blitzes of the year. On TV, in magazines and on the internet--especially the internet--GM is out to prove it can still make a car we want.
World oil demand will grow more slowly than expected in the fourth quarter as record-high oil prices prompt some consumers to seek alternatives, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.
When it comes to solving the fossil fuel crisis, it seems like every silver lining comes accompanied by a dark cloud.
Kazakhstan's president pledged Monday not to review a major oil development contract with an international consortium led by Italy's Eni amid tensions sparked by production delays.
Discussing leadership, motivation and career success with Jack Welch, former General Electric chairman & CEO.
Quick, when I mention Hyundai, what do you think? If it's along the lines of "well made cars for the middle and entry level markets" you are not alone. In fact, this reputation for solid but inexpensive cars has the Korean automaker at a crossroads.
General Electric said Thursday it will close a number of lighting plants in Brazil and the U.S., as part of a plan to restructure its consumer and industrial division, potentially cutting more than 1,400 jobs in the process.
E.ON said it bought Irish wind farm operator Airtricity's North American operations for $1.4 billion.
ConocoPhillips Chief Executive James Mulva said on Wednesday he was "encouraged" by talks with Venezuela on reaching a compensation deal over the seizure of the oil company's assets there.
Amid soaring oil prices and ballooning global fuel demand, the Bush Administration is calling on Americans to help conserve energy on a personal level.
Sometimes those of us covering the auto business fall into the trap of believing the "conventional wisdom". Take the idea with gas prices still holding at roughly $3 a gallon, small, fuel efficient cars will be big sellers.
Kazakhstan softened its rhetoric on Wednesday in a row over production delays with a group of oil companies led by Italy's Eni, saying it hoped to resolve environmental concerns at the offshore oilfield.