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  • Stranded in Europe: News Crew Waits for Clear Skies Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 3:23 PM ET
    Vienna Terminal

    Perhaps, you’ve been mystified, like me and the CNBC crew here in Vienna, by how a big cloud now covering much of Europe has brought us back to the Stone Age, travel-wise.

  • "It's a long road to achieve the goal," Energy Secretary  Chu said. "It will take many decades and you have to have something to replace them. We are working now on getting that done and getting alternative energy sources."

  • Oil to Hit $100 in US Driving Season: Analyst Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 5:32 AM ET

    A recovering economy and tightening supply from oil refiners will push the price of crude up to $100 a barrel as the US driving season gets into full swing, John Kilduff, co-CIO of Round Earth Capital, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Momentum For Clean Coal Conversion Burning Out Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:57 AM ET

    President Obama’s recent public support of clean coal and his waning interest in cap-and-trade legislation may not be enough to save the American coal industry from a perfect storm of competitive technology, stricter regulation and growing obsolescence.

  • With so many consumers reaching for their phones to make a donation to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti, the response could be seen as a small breakthrough for the use of mobile payments.

  • Corporate donations to the relief effort in Haiti now total more than $106 million according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, surpassing the $100 million in aid initially pledged by the U.S. government. 

  • Global Giving Surges Following Haiti Quake Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 4:07 PM ET
    Crisis in Haiti

    One week after the earthquake in Haiti, donations to the relief effort have surged past $210 million, according to the latest tally by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. That puts the pace of giving well ahead of the effort following the 2004 Asian Tsunami, but behind the $457 million raised in the week following Hurricane Katrina.

  • Latest Numbers: Companies Contribute to Haiti Relief Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 7:46 AM ET
    Housing is left in ruins in Morne Saint Lazare Delmas in Port-au-Prince,

    Major companies continued to pour support into the Haiti relief effort following last Tuesday's devastating earthquake, and the US Chamber of Commerce said corporate aid pledges had already exceeded $16 million by 11 am Eastern.

  • Music Biz, Hollywood Tweet and Text to Help Haiti Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 3:57 PM ET
    A Haitian woman in Port-au-Prince

    Celebrities are tapping into the power of social media to drive donations to help the three million people in Haiti that are desperately in need of aid.

  • The US must address climate change in an international context, not just from a domestic lens, Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens told CNBC.

  • Whet Your Appetite with These Food Commodities Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 5:08 AM ET
    Pig Farm

    As the holiday season fast approaches, food seems to be on everyone's minds. But does food also whet the investor's appetite?

  • Retailers Paying Customers to Bring Their Own Bags Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 2:31 PM ET

    Target and CVS are the latest retailers giving discount incentives to customers who bring in their own reusable bags instead of using the store's plastic bags.

  • Boone Pickens

    BP Capital Management Founder and Chairman T. Boone Pickens said he continues to expect oil prices will spike when the global economy picks up and spurs greater demand for oil.

  • US Coal Plant First to Use Carbon Capture Technology Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 11:42 AM ET

    The Mountaineer Power Plant in West Virginia has become the world’s first coal-fired power plant to capture some of the carbon dioxide it churns out and store it in the ground.

  • Look What's Next Door: A Carbon Neutral House Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 8:08 AM ET

    The first carbon neutral house on the East Coast, located in McLean, Va., is opening its doors on Oct. 10. The Green House, as it’s been named, uses approximately 70 to 80 percent less energy per square foot than a comparable new house.

  • Cramer: Natural Gas' Top Stocks Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 3:06 PM ET

    Plus, a play on the oil drillers.

  • Warren Buffett's retreat from "volatile" catastrophic property damage reinsurance gets a spotlight in today's (Monday) Wall Street Journal.

  • Oil Market Never More Bearish: Gulf Oil CEO Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 11:06 AM ET

    The oil market is over-supplied, said Joe Petrowski, the CEO of Gulf Oil on Thursday. As oil stocks approach a 29-year high, the fundamental supply-side of the market has never been more bearish, he said.

  • Might Coal Trigger More Energy Woes? Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 6:04 PM ET

    If you think coal is the answer to all our energy woes, you might want to think again.

  • China Outpaces US in Cleaner Coal-Fired Plants Monday, 11 May 2009 | 9:54 AM ET

    While Americans debate the use of so-called clean coal, China is mastering the application of the technology.