SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, April 26- One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialised nations. Solar power is set to become profitable in Japan as early as this quarter, according to the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation, freeing it from the need for government subsidies and...» Read More
Output from the world's oil fields is declining at 4.5 percent per year -- significantly slower than the 8 percent rate many analysts have assumed, according to a study by Cambridge Energy Research Associates released Thursday.
British airline Virgin Atlantic said on Monday it would run the world's first commercial jet flight powered by biofuel between London Heathrow and Amsterdam next month.
The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose nearly 10 cents due to high crude oil prices, but they are not likely to continue to climb in the immediate future, an industry analyst said on Sunday.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed on Sunday plans to sign a nuclear cooperation agreement with the United Arab Emirates amid reports French firms could construct up to two nuclear reactors there.
OPEC's ability to tame oil prices that hit a record high above $100 a barrel last week is curbed by limited unused production capacity, officials from the exporter group and analysts say.
The International Energy Agency will not release its emergency crude stocks to calm record oil prices, the body's deputy head said on Thursday.
California sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday for denying its first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SUVs, challenging the Bush administration's conclusion that states have no business setting emission standards.
Orion Energy Systems soared in its market debut Wednesday, a day after an initial public offering priced in the middle of a forecast range.
President Bush signed into law Wednesday legislation that will bring more fuel-efficient vehicles into auto showrooms and require wider use of ethanol, calling it "a major step" toward energy independence and easing global warming.
The European Commission agreed on proposed legislation on Wednesday to force down emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from cars with steeply rising fines on manufacturers that fail to comply, an EU source said.
The House on Tuesday approved an energy bill to increase the fuel efficiency of U.S. cars and trucks for the first time since 1975, boost production of renewable motor fuels like ethanol and cut energy use in light bulbs and appliances.
The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed a broad energy bill that will boost automobile fuel efficiency standards and require more use of renewable fuels like ethanol.
Nope, it's not the news so many of you have been longing for: Nanosolar, the flexible solar panel company here in Silicon Valley is not yet announcing its initial public offering plans. But the company is taking a big step forward on its way toward becoming a viable company.
About 25,000 barrels of oil spilled into the Norwegian sector of the North Sea at the Statfjord oilfield on Wednesday and rough weather hindered the clean-up, operator StatoilHydro and energy officials said.
I spoke with Boone Pickens Tuesday as he launched Clean Energy's (CLNE) next venture at the Port of Long Beach in Southern California. The basic idea is to wean trucks and buses from diesel, and fuel them instead with liquid natural gas.
The 1st part of CNBC Smoke Test - ABSTRACT
Global oil supplies are expected to remain tight through 2008 as demand grows "much faster" than the world's major oil producers are able, or willing, to boost their petroleum output, the U.S. government's top energy forecasting agency said Tuesday.
A deadly ice storm in the U.S. heartland triggered power outages that paralyzed parts of the most important U.S. oil hub, threatening supplies to the region's oil refineries.