Renewable Energy


  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Apple Inc, Google Inc and Facebook Inc have made significant progress in adopting renewable energy sources to power their Web services, the environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was down on the day, as traders took some profits. Nat gas was also down and could drop to $4. And gold was down a dollar.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • March 31- Shares in Biofuel Energy Corp more than doubled after hedge fund manager David Einhorn and his affiliates unveiled a plan to take a controlling stake in the ethanol producer. Einhorn already holds more than 35 percent of Biofuel Energy, mostly through his investment fund, Greenlight Capital Inc, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.

  • 'Great time to buy' this solar stock: Top chartist Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    Teams gather for the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition.

    Carter Worth says that it's the perfect time to get into this battered solar name.

  • First Solar has room to run: Pro     Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    The solar industry will continue to grow, says Ben Kallo, Robert W. Baird analyst, sharing his thoughts on the future competitiveness of the solar industry versus other energy providers.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Last year's spike in the price of ethanol blending credits cost independent refiners at least $1.35 billion, more than three times as much as the year before, according to a Reuters' review of securities filings.

  • Solar's spike tied to oil prices? Don't bet on it Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Solar receivers and boilers on top of two towers are reflected in heliostats at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System on March 3, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada.

    The link between oil prices and solar energy stocks has broken down, and that may be a good thing for renewable firms.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The U.S. Energy Department will soon issue a plan to offer loan aid for renewable energy projects, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Friday, doubling down on investments that have drawn intense criticism over past government-backed business flops.

  • BP raises estimate for Lake Michigan oil spill Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    BP refinery October 12, 2007 in Whiting, Indiana.

    More oil than supposed may have leaked into Lake Michigan from BP's Indiana refinery, the company said after meeting with two U.S. Senators.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold closes down about $9     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up on the day, while nat gas sold off today after the "Nor'easter" never materialized. Gold lost more ground today, and copper saw some selling pressure today.

  • *But costs high, at $60- $250 a tonne of carbon dioxide-IPCC. OSLO, March 26- A little-known technology that may be able to take the equivalent of China's greenhouse gas emissions out of the carbon cycle could be the radical policy shift needed to slow climate change this century, a draft U.N. report shows.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold hits 5-week low     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down slightly on the day, while nat gas spiked as another "Nor'easter" bears down on the northeast. Meanwhile, gold hit a five-week low and copper was up slightly on the day.

  • Japan lifts offshore wind tariff, cuts solar prices Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    TOKYO, March 25- Japan will lift the amount utilities must pay for electricity from offshore wind farms while cutting prices for power fed in from solar projects, as the country looks to diversify its use of renewable energy.

  • Siemens to invest millions in British wind plant Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    In a boost to UK manufacturing Siemens will invest millions in a wind plant in Hull, northern England, the Financial Times reports.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day, nat gas was down slightly on the day, and gold took it on the chin.

  • How we will live: More green, urban and efficient Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    Boston's Public Gardens, together with the Boston Common, these two parks form the northern terminus of the Emerald Necklace.

    The neighborhoods of 2039 will be more environmentally friendly, with energy efficient amenities and people living closer to their jobs.

  • March 24- Chinese solar products maker ReneSola Ltd posted its first profit in 10 quarters, helped by higher shipments of solar modules. The company's net profit attributable to shareholders was $800,000, or 1 cent per American depositary share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 compared with a loss of $88.9 million, or $1.03 per ADS, a year earlier.

  • Merkel: US shale gas imports an option for Europe Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that imports of U.S. shale gas could eventually be an option for European countries seeking to diversify their energy sources.

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