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  • 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.

  • 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
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    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
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    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.

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