As bankrupt General Motors fights for survival, the company is ambivalent about trading in its love for gas-guzzling muscle cars for gas-sippers or the plug-in Chevy Volt.
Energy & Fuel
By NAOMI LUBICK
Willie Nelson recently graced the front of The New York Times business section in a laudatory story focusing not on the singer's gambling debts or tax evasion, but rather his latest money-maker: BioWillie Diesel.
"Oil prices on Thursday set a new high for the year, buoyed by a weaker dollar and the first drop in unemployment since January."
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Development of wind power in Minnesota is being frustrated by a clogged up capital market.
GM is saying that despite its bankruptcy the plug-in hybrid Volt still has the greenlight for a 2010 launch. But does it?
A new technology called LED lighting promises more savings in greenhouse emissions and longer appliance life than compact fluorescent bulbs -- at a price.
Energy Secretary Chu and CA Gov. Schwarzenegger today will dedicate the National Ignition Facility, a mammoth laser device designed to explore fusion energy.
"The most likely place for oil in the Arctic is off northern Alaska in the Chukchi Sea, the researchers report. But conservationists warn of drilling in the fragile environment."
"Global energy demand is expected to soar 44 percent over the next two decades with most of the demand coming from developing countries such as China and Russia, the U.S. government's top energy forecasting agency said on Wednesday."