VCG | Visual China Group | Getty Images The Bezos Earth Fund announced new donations of $443 million to a wide range of climate and environmental groups this week, including a $5.5 million grant to BlocPower, an energy efficiency technology start-up focused on building construction and retrofits in urban areas. BlocPower, which is a CNBC Disruptor
Amin Nasser, chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco, gestures as he speaks during a panel session on day three of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amin Nasser, the chief executive of Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer, urged global leaders
Yichuan Cao | NurPhoto | Getty Images Toyota Motor will build a new $1.29 billion battery plant for electrified vehicles in North Carolina, public officials and the company are set to announce Monday afternoon. The plant in central North Carolina is expected to create 1,750 jobs in the state, Toyota has said. The investment in
In this article ALO-FR .FKRX300 TSLA 7267.T-JP 7203.T-JP VOW3-DE BMW-DE A car is fueled with hydrogen at the Frankfurt Auto Show IAA in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on September 13, 2017. TOBIAS SCHWARZ | AFP | Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a history of expressing strong opinions about hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cells.
The OPEC logo pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria. Ramzi Boudina | Reuters A group of some of the world’s most powerful oil producers is meeting Wednesday to discuss how much of an impact the new omicron Covid variant is likely
A logo glows in front of the new corporate headquarters of the Houston-based energy trading firm Enron November 29, 2001 in Houston, Texas. James Nielsen | Getty Images The bankruptcy of Enron on Dec. 2, 2001, spawned an epic scandal, nearly two dozen criminal convictions and sweeping government reforms. Enron became an enduring symbol of
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) addresses a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 6, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas power grid is struggling with fluctuating energy prices and sporadic service, but the state’s growing bitcoin mining community believes it can help fix it. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz agrees.
In this article ENEL-IT ENR-DE RDSA-GB IBE-ES The Iberdrola Tower in Bilbao, Spain. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Spanish power company Iberdrola and Sweden’s H2 Green Steel are to partner and develop a major facility that will produce green hydrogen, in yet another example of how companies are taking an interest in the
In this article XLE CVS Stocks could be in for an unusually difficult December, Joule Financial’s Quint Tatro says. Though the market typically rises in the final month of the year — a phenomenon sometimes labeled the “Santa Claus rally” — there are cracks forming that threaten the historical pattern, he told CNBC’s “Trading Nation”
Oil rigs work on platforms in Gaoyu Lake in Gaoyou in east China’s Jiangsu province Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Barcroft Media | Getty Images OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers, an influential group known as OPEC+, will meet on Thursday to decide on the next phase of output policy. The energy alliance will convene via videoconference
The sudden collapse of Enron, culminating in what was then the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history on Dec. 2, 2001, changed thousands of lives, damaged investor confidence to the core and made household names out of previously obscure businesspeople. Many were dragged in front of congressional committees and berated in seemingly endless hearings. Some were
In this article PCG PG&E Corp.’s Diablo Canyon plant in California. (Joe Johnston/San Luis Obispo Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) San Luis Obispo Tribune | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University have published a 113-page report outlining ways to retrofit California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear
In this article @CL.1 XOM Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil. Katie Kramer | CNBC Exxon said Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s call to investigate “potentially illegal conduct” within the oil and gas industry is unwarranted. “If you go back in time in history, every time we see the supply and demand imbalances get
Wind turbines and solar panels in Kayseri, Turkey. temizyurek | E+ | Getty Images The world is set to add nearly 290 gigawatts of renewable power capacity this year, according to the International Energy Agency, with the Paris-based organization expecting 2021 to “set a fresh all-time record for new installations.” Published on Wednesday, the IEA’s
In this article @NG.1 A liquid natural gas (LNG) storage silo at the LNG terminal, operated by LNG Croatia LLC, in Krk, Croatia, on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Petar Santini | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. natural gas futures slid Tuesday to the lowest level in more than two months as warmer-than-expected winter forecasts sent
In this article 7201.T-JP An electric concept car from Nissan is displayed at the company’s showroom in Yokohama, Japan, on November 29, 2021. KAZUHIRO NOGI | AFP | Getty Images Japanese automotive giant Nissan is to invest 2 trillion yen (around $17.6 billion) over the next five years to speed up the electrification of its