OSLO/ WASHINGTON, March 29- The United States will submit plans for slowing global warming to the United Nations early this week but most governments will miss an informal March 31 deadline, complicating work on a global climate deal due in December. The U.S. submission, on Monday or Tuesday according to a White House official, adds to national strategies beyond...» Read More
Oil zoomed to an all-time high of $86.13 a barrel, propelled by robust demand from booming commodity markets and fresh geopolitical worries.
I’d like to thank the folks in Norway for choosing to announce Al Gore’s Nobel Prize win today, as opposed to say next Friday or last Friday. For months now, I’ve been pitching a story on the Solar Decathlon, a competition going on now on the National Mall that happens every two years and brings students from universities in the U.S. and Canada together to show off the best and brightest in green building.
Former US Vice President Al Gore and the UN climate panel shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for raising awareness of the threat of global warming.
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.
A major power generator agreed in a court settlement Tuesday to spend $4.6 billion to reduce chemical emissions blamed for spreading smog and acid rain across the Northeast.
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.
The average retail price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 4.31 cents in the last two weeks, but is not expected to drop much more, according to an industry analyst.
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, arriving in Kazakhstan on Sunday, said specialists were working on potential solutions to a dispute between Kazakh authorities and Italian oil company Eni.
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.
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.
Indonesia wants to boost its share of the revenues from a disputed offshore natural gas block held by U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Purnomo Yusgiantoro said late Tuesday.
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.
General Motors said U.S. sales rose nearly 4% in September, boosted by incentives on its pickup trucks, while Ford Motor and Toyota Motor posted declines.
September auto sales are expected to be weak due to a credit crunch, high gas prices and the troubled housing market, reflecting an overall slowdown for the year but little effect from the brief strike against General Motors, industry analysts say.
Russia's resources ministry asked the new prime minister on Friday to approve its plan to make oil firms spend billions of dollars on cutting the amount of gas wastefully flared off during oil production.
Record high coal prices and tight supply are piling the pressure on electricity generators already hit by soaring oil markets and high gas prices, industry players say.
The world's biggest greenhouse gas polluters -- including the United States and China -- sent envoys to the U.S. State Department Thursday for discussions on climate change and what to do about it.
Kazakh lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday allowing the government to unilaterally break contracts with foreign companies, potentially threatening an Italian-led consortium developing a giant oilfield.