Archive Energy Source with Sharon Epperson

  Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 2:11 PM ET

Energy Tax Benefits: Time Is Running Out To Save Money

The first winter we spent in our new home I kept them temperature at a toasty 75 degrees constantly, until I got the first heating oil bill. To cut the costs for the next blistering cold season, we put insulation in our attic and I figured out how to use the programmable thermostat. »Read more
  Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 3:49 PM ET

Lighting Up My Christmas, But Not My Energy Bill

In my 8 in '08 predictions, I told you to expect more melding of my enthusiasm for the energy beat with my passion for personal finance. So you shouldn't be surprised that this is what's on my mind. I plan to decorate my house for the holidays this weekend. »Read more
  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:58 PM ET

Energy Source with Melissa Francis

As you may have read in Sharon's post, both she and I are "sharing" the joy of making predictions for 2008 as part of CNBC's Outlook For '08. Here are mine, with as much "futuristic foresight" as I can muster: »Read more
  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:57 PM ET

Energy Source with Sharon Epperson

Melissa and I are taking part in the Outlook For '08 predictions, but we decided to split them up. So, out of the eight we are making, I took four and Melissa took four. That way, you'll get double the pleasure next year, of seeing whether the two of us are right! »Read more
  Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

Boone Pickens' Clean Energy Venture: Okay, But At What Cost?

I spoke with Boone Pickens Tuesday as he launched Clean Energy's (CLNE) next venture at the Port of Long Beach in Southern California. The basic idea is to wean trucks and buses from diesel, and fuel them instead with liquid natural gas. »Read more
  Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 10:01 AM ET

Gas Pains At The Pump: Are You Feeling Them Like Me?

I paid $67.31 to fill up my car yesterday. A few disclaimers. First, the fuel red light had been on for a WHILE. The needle sat decidedly below empty, and I'm pretty sure my car was in the process of applying for a credit card so that it could get gas on its own and not wait for me to get off the dime. »Read more
  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 4:57 PM ET

OPEC: Does It Really Matter Anymore?

Hi all. This is my first post for Energy Source and like Melissa says, we hope this blog to be informative and fun. So, here I go. Questions, questions. I've been hearing a lot of questions about OPEC lately. In fact, OPEC talk has been all-consuming for the past week as oil prices have slid from over $99 a barrel to a six-week low under $89. But the bigger question many analysts and traders are asking is does OPEC really matter? »Read more
  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

Welcome And About That $100 A Barrel For Oil

Hello and welcome to Energy Source. My colleague, Sharon Epperson and I will be blogging about the all that's energy related in this spot and we hope it will be informative and fun. We'd like to hear from you as well, so drop us an email with your thoughts and comments on anything you read here. We'll certainly post them as we go along. Here we go then. »Read more