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  • 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.

  • No More Premium Gas for Cash-Strapped Drivers Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 5:33 AM ET

    Ernesto Evangelista prefers to pump premium gas into his seven-month-old Nissan Titan, thinking it makes the truck run better.

  • US, China to Seek Accords On Investment, Energy Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 5:12 PM ET
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    U.S. and Chinese officials agreed Wednesday to launch negotations on a bilateral investment treaty and to expand their cooperation on energy and environmental issues, but differences remained on how quickly Beijing should liberalize its markets

  • Homeowners Offered New Way to Tap House's Equity Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    Several new products on the market aim to replace interest payments (and high reverse mortgage costs) with an unknown share of future profits.

  • Where Are the Pockets of Strength in Real Estate? Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC asked real estate experts for their insight on the economy, the housing market and commercial real estate.

  • Australia's Food Bowl Areas "Beyond Repair in Months" Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 10:09 PM ET
    Austrailia, Austrailian Flag

    Parts of Australia's key Murray-Darling river food bowl may be beyond recovery unless a prolonged dry spell and political wrangling over water use ends by October, a leaked scientific report warned on Wednesday.

  • China Says Needs Time to Move on Fuel Subsidies Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 9:50 PM ET
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    China intends to make its energy prices better reflect market fundamentals over time, but needs to move cautiously because of concerns about inflation, an official said on Tuesday.

  • Bush to Urge Lifting of Ban on Offshore Drilling Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 8:09 PM ET

    President George W. Bush will make an announcement on Wednesday about energy and call on Congress to pass legislation lifting a ban on offshore oil drilling, the White House said.

  • World Crude Production Has Peaked: Pickens Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 2:30 PM ET
    Boone Pickens

    World crude oil production has topped out at 85 million barrels per day even as demand keeps climbing, helping to drive a stunning surge in prices, billionaire oil investor T. Boone Pickens said on Tuesday.

  • America's Oil Crisis: What's Behind Soaring Prices? Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    Energy prices have doubled over the past year, and to better understand why, CNBC asked prominent executives, politicians and analysts for their insight.

  • Feeling Thrifty, the Thirsty Reach for Tap Water Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 7:21 AM ET

    With the credit crunch weighing on consumers' wallets, tap water is making a comeback.

  • Fuel Protests, Strikes Spread, Pressure Governments Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 10:21 PM ET
    Truck drivers block the border in Spain with France, Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Thousands of Spanish truckers began an indefinite strike over soaring fuel costs . (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Protests against surging fuel prices which have triggered fears of political instability and a global economic downturn expanded in Asia Tuesday, with Colombian truckers joining the wave of strikes and a South Korean labor union announcing a fresh strike scheduled for next month.

  • Saudi Arabia's pledge to boost oil production by 500,000 barrels per day may not be achievable, a source close to the Saudi oil industry told CNBC.com.

  • Fuel Price Protests Spread, Pressure Governments Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 8:02 AM ET

    Protests against surging fuel prices which have triggered fears of political instability and a global economic downturn expanded in Europe and Asia on Monday, and Colombian truckers said they would join the wave of strikes.

  • IMF Chief: Fuel Subsidies Won't Counter High Oil Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 6:01 AM ET

    The International Monetary Fund is opposed to general fuel subsidies to counter the high price of oil, and would prefer measures that target the poor, IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said in a newspaper interview.