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  • East Coast heat wave spikes electricity prices Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    New York's Times Square on Tuesday.

    With electricity demand in places like NYC flirting with all-time highs, power prices are reaching staggering levels.

  • 'Vampire' Modems, Routers Waste $1 Billion a Year Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Modems and routers are bigger energy hogs than laptops and cell phone chargers. On a national scale, it’s pretty staggering: $1 billion a year in electricity.

  • JPMorgan Energy Spat Resurrects Ghost of Enron Friday, 10 May 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    Regulators used sharp words to accuse JPMorgan Chase of manipulating energy markets, in language similar to that which buffeted -- and eventually took down -- bankrupt energy giant Enron.

  • Cheaper Power Bills? You May Have NatGas to Thank Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    If you've noticed your utility bills falling, there's a good reason. Surging natural gas production in the U.S. has had one benefit already: curbing or even cutting power costs.

  • How BP Is Joining Big Oil Retreat From Renewals Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:21 AM ET

    BP has put its U.S. wind farm operation, one of the largest in the country, up for sale, marking the continued retreat of big oil companies from renewable energy investments.

  • Chinese Firm Looks to Tap US Natural Gas Market Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:26 PM ET
    Engineers at work on the drilling platform of the Cuadrilla shale fracking facility.

    One of China's largest private companies is quietly rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.

  • Using Solar Power to Reduce Blackout Risks     Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    David Crane, President & CEO of NRG Energy, discusses the technology behind keeping the lights on at the stadium during the Super Bowl, including using solar panels as a backup.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's State of the State Address.

  • Sandy Aftermath Creates Opening for Utilities: Pro Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 3:59 PM ET

    A Northeast region punch-drunk from powerful storms could create opportunities for a handful of utility companies, as governments move to rebuild battered infrastructure, an analyst told CNBC on Thursday.

  • A 'Superpower' That Couldn’t Keep the Lights On Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    An Indian diner waits for his meal in candle light at a hotel during a power cut in Siliguri on July 31, 2012. A massive power failure hit India for the second day running as three regional power grids collapsed, blacking out more than half the country in a crisis affecting over 600 million people.

    First it was corruption of staggering proportions, then an ill-conceived tax to claw back capital gains from foreign companies; that was followed by slowing growth and a swooning rupee. Now a power blackout in India has left 700 million people without electricity.

  • Power Failures Hit Half of India     Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:22 PM ET

    India is crippled by a blackout for a second day in a row, with CNBC-TV 18's Shereen Bhan.

  • Cramer Chats With American Electric Power CEO Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 6:29 PM ET

    Nick Akins, CEO of American Electric Power, tells Cramer about the state of the energy industry.

  • Cramer Interviews Consolidated Edison CEO Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 7:09 PM ET

    Kevin Burke, CEO of Consolidated Edison, discusses his company’s prospects.

  • One Hour Into Trading...     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    Bob Iaccino, of YourTradingRoom.com, discusses the market's latest moves.

  • Hot Weather Dampens Electricity Demand: Analyst     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    Discussing whether the heat wave could lead to a turnaround for utilities, with Greg Gordon, ISI Group analyst.

  • One-on-One with Dominion Resources CEO Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 6:55 PM ET

    Cramer talks to CEO Tom Farrell about the company and its most recent quarter.

  • Pay to Wait Powerhouse: AEP     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Discussing the EPA's new regulations on coal plants and the company's juicy 4.6% yield, with Nick Akins, American Electric Power CEO, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Bearish Outlook on Coal Prices     Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:20 PM ET

    Michael Parker, senior research analyst, Asian power & renewable energy, Sanford C. Bernstein, anticipates a slow down in emerging markets' power consumption leading to falling coal price.

  • Buy Glaxo: Asset Manager     Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 3:15 AM ET

    "I am looking for dislocation, opportunities to add value over a long period of time. You take a company like GlaxoSmithKline, profitability is up two-fold in the last 13 years, yet the share price is down 30 percent. So as a long-term investor, if I can buy Glaxo at 30 percent less, and 12 years on it has doubled its profitability, that's a good trade," Haig Bathgate, CIO at Turcan Connell, told CNBC.

  • Cramer Talks to American Electric Power’s CEO Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 7:17 PM ET

    American Electric Power CEO Mike Morris talks to the “Mad Money” host about his issues with the EPA and why his company appeals to retail shareholders.