ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday. Lisa Murkowski, R- Alaska, said she was briefed last week by federal officials who told her the Obama...» Read More
As people consumer more bottled water, there's been growing concern over how empty plastic bottles are disposed of. As a result, t consumers are increasingly looking at drinking tap water from reusable water bottles and businesses are springing up to serve them.
As farmers divert crops to the production of ethanol and biodiesel, food prices rise. Enter Jatropha Curcas, a wild poisonous shrub that grows in poor soil conditions, needs little water and is pest resistant but is easily converted into high quality biodiesel.
Hybrids are finding growing acceptance around the country - including the Midwest, although the West Coast , thanks to California, is still the largest market.
Green energy stocks have slumped since their peak in November and still look overvalued, since the price of oil, although painfully high, still hasn't risen enough to justify investors' hopes that renewable energy sources will steal the limelight.
Curbing greenhouse gases has become an emergency, as global warming advances faster than previously thought, Lord Nicholas Stern, the author of the 'Stern Review' on climate change and the economy, tells CNBC.com.
The prodigious American consumer electronics industry may be providing consumers with somewhat more ‘eco-friendly’ products. but it remains an industry with a dark side: mountains of toxic e-waste.
ZPower has spent the last 10 years working on silver-zinc rechargeable battery technology and will unveil its first product through a major technology partner in August. CEO Dr. Ross Dueber talks to CNBC.com about the technological, financial and environmental issues for his company, the industry and consumers.
A convergence of factors -- from sizzling commodity prices to high energy costs to new technology -- is transforming the waste management industry and driving strong growth.
The author of "the Stern Review" on the economic impact of climate change, Lord Nicholas Stern, talks to CNBC Europe about biofuels and climate change.
The U.S. economy has "turned down sharply" and is at risk of weakening further because of the slump in housing, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said.
The weak dollar is the main factor keeping prices at high levels, not the supply of oil, and that situation is likely to continue, current OPEC president Chakib Khelil, who is also Algerian Oil Minister, said on Tuesday.
Gas prices rose further into record territory Monday, pulled higher by resurgent oil futures and a growing belief that gasoline supplies are falling as the summer driving season approaches.
Retail gas prices surged to a new record above $3.30 a gallon Friday and appear poised to rise further in coming weeks as gasoline supplies tighten.
Are hedge funds and investment banks unfairly driving up fuel costs for families in the U.S. -- or are soaring energy prices the result of a strong global economy and a free financial system? Industry officials are debating the question -- and will present their arguments to CNBC on Thursday.
The U.S. economy has taken a sharp turn for the worse and is facing a tough quarter, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday.
A nationwide survey of nearly 700 people suggests that Americans would prefer more money be invested in technology to solve the nation's energy ailments than to cure cancer or other diseases.
Toyota Motor on Wednesday challenged a claim by a former senior executive that Japan's government funded the development of technology that drives the market-leading Prius hybrid.
U.S. auto sales dropped 12 percent in March in a decline blamed on shaky consumer confidence, high fuel prices and concern that a housing market downturn could spread into a full recession.
Democrats think they have a revenue-neutral solution: shift some $18 billion in subsidies now helping the bottom line of the oil and gas industry to fledging green industries – wind, solar and alternative fuels.