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  • Solar Power Edges Towards Boom Time Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 10:08 AM ET

    Solar power could be the world's number one electricity source by the end of the century, but until now its role has been negligible as producers wait for price parity with fossil fuels, industry leaders say.

  • Oil Surges to New Record Of $89.47 a Barrel Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 3:27 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Oil prices extended a record rally to more than $89 a barrel on Thursday, supported byrecord weakness in the dollar, lingering geopolitical worries and tight inventories heading into winter.

  • Deutsche Bank: Climate Change Is Investment "Megatrend" Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 9:33 AM ET

    Government efforts to tackle climate change are creating a "megatrend" investment opportunity that should tempt even those sceptical about the nature and pace of global warming, Deutsche Bank analysts said on Thursday.

  • Oil Ends Below $88 After Hitting New Record Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 3:34 PM ET

    Oil's record rally stalled on Wednesday, after an OPEC minister said the group could not rule out another output hike to cool the red-hot market and may call a formal meeting next month in Saudi Arabia.

  • Toxic Town Lures Industry While Residents Wheeze Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 3:19 PM ET

    There is a quiet battle for the future of this industrial town, one of America's most polluted places.

  • Oil Settles Near $88 After New Intraday High Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 3:12 PM ET
    Oil Pipeline in Germany

    Oil closed at a record high, but below a new intraday peak established Tuesday, as investors watching supply concerns and tensions in northern Iraq extended the nine-dollar rally that started last week.

  • Oil Settles at Record High of More Than $86 Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 3:19 PM ET
    Oil Pipeline in Germany

    Oil zoomed to an all-time high of $86.13 a barrel, propelled by robust demand from booming commodity markets and fresh geopolitical worries.

  • Al Gore And Norway: Thanks For My Green Home Story Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    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.

  • Gore, UN Climate Panel Win Nobel Peace Prize Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 5:44 AM ET

    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.

  • Global Oil Demand Forecasts Cut for Forth Quarter: IEA Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 5:49 AM ET
    Oil Refinery

    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.

  • Biofuel Crops Increase Could Threaten Water Supplies Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 10:19 AM ET
    Global Warming

    When it comes to solving the fossil fuel crisis, it seems like every silver lining comes accompanied by a dark cloud.

  • AEP to Pay $4.6 Billion to Cut Chemical Emissions Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 11:01 AM ET

    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 Reassures Eni-Led Consortium on Contract Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 9:41 AM ET

    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.

  • U.S. Gasoline Prices Fell over Past Two Weeks Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 4:27 AM ET

    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.

  • Specialists Work on Kazakh Oil Row Solution: Prodi Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 3:36 PM ET

    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.

  • GE to Shut Lighting Plants, Cut Up To 1,400 Jobs Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 6:12 PM ET

    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 'Encouraged' by Venezuela Talks Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 3:06 PM ET

    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.

  • Energy Secretary Pushes for Energy-Efficient Bulbs Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    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 Share in Disputed Gas Block Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 5:33 AM ET

    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 Softens Rhetoric Over Kashagan Oil Delay Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 5:02 AM ET

    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.