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  • California Unveils Major Plan to Slash Emissions Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 5:57 AM ET
    Los Angeles, California

    California on Thursday took a major step forward on its global warming fight by unveiling an ambitious plan for clean cars, renewable energy and stringent caps on big polluting industries.

  • Delaware Wind Farm Power Project Gets Green Light Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 5:54 AM ET

    Legislation to allow an offshore wind farm breezed through the Delaware legislature Wednesday and was quickly signed into law.

  • More Offshore Drilling Does Little at Pump: EIA Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 2:07 PM ET

    Allowing oil drilling in U.S. offshore waters that are now closed to energy exploration would do little to lower gasoline prices paid by consumers, the government's top energy forecaster said Wednesday.

  • Florida Buying Big Sugar Tract for Everglades Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 1:14 PM ET
    florida, everglades

    The dream of a restored Everglades, with water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay, moved a giant step closer to reality on Tuesday when the nation’s largest sugarcane producer agreed to sell all of its assets to the state and go out of business.

  • Beijing Pollution Threatens Success of Summer Games Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 2:54 PM ET
    Buildings seen through thick pollution in Beijing, China.

    Visitors to this summer’s Beijing Olympics will get an immediate lesson in the environmental cost of China's break-neck economic development: the world's worst air pollution.

  • Kuwait to Pump 300,000 Barrels More Oil by Mid-2009 Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 1:51 AM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Kuwait, one of the few OPEC members with spare capacity, will increase its oil output by 300,000 barrels per day starting mid-2009, state news agency KUNA reported, citing Oil Minister Mohammad al-Olaim.

  • Disposal company Republic Services said Monday it will buy Allied Waste Industries in a $6.07 billion stock deal that would join the second- and third-largest players in the disposal industry.

  • High Gas Prices Cut Short Rock Bands' Tours Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 3:31 AM ET

    Cramming into a rusty, creaky van and playing dive bars and house parties is a summer ritual for many young musicians and ambitious independent bands trying to get exposure, but high gas prices are putting the brakes on new bands' tours.

  • Related Links: Government Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    The US Government has been trying to find ways to reduce the country's dependence on imported oil in a number of ways.

  • Resource Center: Research Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    The reports below offer analysis and research on different parts of the energy industry,  such as the potential for wind energy, higher energy efficiency for low-income neighborhoods and the affects of biofuels on the economy.

  • Related Links: Energy Conferences Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    These energy industry events and conferences listed below bring together corporate executives, investors, lawmakers and regular folks looking to learn more about a particular industry.

  • Related Links: Organizations Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:56 PM ET

    As big as it is, the energy industry has a wealth of  organizations to promote its interests and educate the public.  Here's a sampling.

  • Investment Guide: Exchange Traded Funds Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    Not long ago, it was hard for retail investors to play the oil patch. Not anymore. As the energy bull market rages on, investors looking for a piece of the gains in oil and gas (and alternative energy) need only select from the dozens of energy-oriented Exchange Traded Funds (ETFSs) that are cropping up to meet demand.

  • Wind Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    Even with erratic federal and state subsidies, wind capacity in the US has blossomed since 2000, and there is now enough to serve 5 million homes. The Energy Dept. estimates wind could fulfill 20 percent of our electricity needs by 2020 if the right infrastructure is put in place.

  • Geothermal Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    Geothermal power has not only been getting investor attention recently, but it can lay claim to being perhaps the oldest of renewable energy sources.  It is also genuinely renewable. Estimates vary considerably, but all say the potential is vast compared to what exists today.

  • Investor Resource Guide: Energy Mutual Funds Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:51 PM ET

    With the proliferation of energy-oriented mutual funds over the last ten years, getting a piece of this supercharged, if highly volatile, sector has never been easier. But energy funds have been notoriously hot and cold over the years, so investors should allocate no more than 5 percent of their total portfolio to this sector.

  • Saudi Arabia's Oil Summit: What the Experts Expect Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Saudi Arabia is hosting a global oil summit to address high prices, and CNBC asked the experts what impact, if any, this summit could have.

  • Florida CFO: Don't End the Oil Drilling Ban Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 11:22 AM ET

    Alex Sink, Florida Chief Financial Officer, said this morning she is not in favor of off shore drilling because of the negative effect it would have on Florida’s economy.

  • Push Mower Makes Comeback as Gas Prices Rise Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 7:25 AM ET

    Sales of manual -- or push reel -- mowers with the cartwheeling blades are on the rise this year as gas becomes more expensive.

  • Homebuilding Giants Explain the State of the Sector Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 4:44 PM ET

    Real estate giants gathered in New York City on Thursday for the Bank of America Homebuilder Conference.  CNBC has the highlights from the conference.