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  • Secret to Jeff Goldblum's success? Think electric Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:48 PM ET
    Jeff Goldblum in a G.E. spot "Enhance Your Lighting".

    We've finally figured out the secret to Jeff Goldblum's enduring charm and success as an actor: really great lighting, TODAY reports.

  • Calls intensify for protecting America's power grid Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    Widespread electronic attacks on U.S. interests have amplified calls to fortify the U.S.'s aging electric grid from terrorism.

  • Quenching Beijing's thirst may stunt regional growth Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:20 PM ET
    Soldiers help villagers with a pipe line to pump water from a pond at Pingdi village in Loudi, China.

    China is about to realize a dream of Communist leader Mao Zedong to redirect China's river flows to benefit Beijing and the dry north.

  • Worst California drought crisis spreads Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    An American flag is displayed on a dead lawn in front of a home on July 18, 2014 in Fremont, California. As the severe drought in California continues to worsen, the State's landscape and many resident's lawns are turning brown due to lack of rain and the discontinuation of watering.

    New data reveals California's crippling drought conditions have never been worse. NBCNews reports.

  • Why utility bills are not getting cheaper Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    It's time to crank up the AC, but in this age of smart grids and smart meters, most utilities still have a frustratingly low technology IQ.

  • Don't judge utilities too simply: Citi's Levkovich Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Tobias Levkovich explains why the utilities sector is up 16 percent for the first half of 2014.

  • Supreme Court deals setback to US carbon limits Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    The Supreme Court has placed limits on an Obama administration program in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions.

  • Wisconsin Energy buys Integrys in $5.7 bln deal Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Wisconsin Energy struck a $5.71 billion deal to buy Integrys Energy, creating a larger, more diverse electric and natural gas company.

  • Why your water bill will likely increase Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    A new survey of 368 water utility companies across the country shows that 66 percent of them are not generating enough revenue to cover their costs.

  • Risk of overdramatizing geopolitical stories     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Discussing what higher oil and gas prices reveals about the economy and which sectors stood out in today's lackluster trading session, with CNBC contributor Ylan Mui; Fast Money trader Guy Adami; Cardiff Garcia, FT Alphaville; and CNBC's Dominic Chu and Kayla Tausche.

  • Big business of desalination     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    As demand grows, Mark Lambert, IDE Americas CEO, discusses what percentage of the worlds' drinking water will come from sea water desalination.

  • Drought vs. legislatures: Drought is winning Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Lake Mendocino, one of two major water storage lakes on the Russian River, is nearly empty on January 24, 2014, near Ukiah, California.

    Legislation proposed to ease the hardships caused by the severe drought may be too little too late.

  • Two thirds of the world without clean water     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Access to clean water and sanitation is still very sparse says Benedito Braga, president of World Water Council, adding that while cost is restrictive, political will also needs to improve.

  • SEOUL, June 3- South Korea's tax on coal imports for power generation will start in July and duty on some alternative fuels will be cut, the government said on Tuesday. The country's five utilities, fully owned by state-run Korea Electric Power Corp, import around 21-22 million tonnes of coal per quarter, according to industry data.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- In large part, the wide-ranging reaction to President Barack Obama's signature effort to cut power plant carbon emissions could have been written months in advance.

  • US unveils sweeping plan to slash power pollution Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    A plume of exhaust extends from a coal-fired power plant

    The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 30- U.S. environmental regulators could throw a lifeline to the nation's ailing nuclear power fleet when they unveil landmark carbon pollution curbs next week, heeding calls from operators like Exelon Corp to acknowledge nuclear energy as a valuable way to reduce emissions.

  • UK energy gears up for World Cup tea surge Friday, 30 May 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    National Grid is surveying soccer fans in a bid to gear up for the surge in energy demand during the World Cup from half-time cups of tea.

  • Bull case for utilities     Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    What's driving the surge in utilities? CNBC's Dominic Chu explains the attractive qualities of owning utility stocks.

  • Utility buyer beware     Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports utility stocks have lost about 3-4 percent in the past month.