Anglo American's first female CEO, Cynthia Carroll, took over the when the platinum producer was booming. But missteps by Anglo American in Chile and strikes in South Africa have exacerbated a worldwide slide in commodity prices.
China lays out plans to triple its nuclear power capacity by 2015. Until Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, which triggered a moratorium, China planned to quadruple its nuclear capacity.
Renewable energy proposal in Michigan would enshrine a '25 by 25' mandate in the state constitution. If voters approve the referendum Nov. 6, Michigan would be the first state to include a renewable energy goal in its constitution.
MIT inventor of a liquid metal battery makes guest appearance on The Colbert Show and adds a note of optimism in climate debate. Can liquid metal battery or other battery technology diminish world's reliance on oil?
Energy and green energy were hot topics during the presidential debates, but climate change didn't come up once. The candidates may be avoiding the issue because voters don't want to hear a difficult message.
Natural gas and new methods for oil drilling are creating an unconventional energy jobs boom in several states. By 2015, production of unconventional oil will outstrip conventional oil, according to a new report. But the boom in natural gas and oil extraction doesn't benefit everyone equally.
In Tuesday's presidential debate, energy and energy policy came up repeatedly. At several points, Mitt Romney was right on energy facts but wrong on the context.
Oil prices could fall over the next five years as supply grows and demand languishes, a new report forecasts. Expanding production from North America and shift in demand to Asia behind new dynamic for oil prices.
Renewable energy road map establishes 17 solar energy zones in six western states. New tack is supposed to spur renewable energy development on federal lands, but some developers remain skeptical.
Toyota recall involves cars, including the popular Camry, trucks, and SUVs. The US accounts for a third of the 7.4 million vehicles involved in the worldwide Toyota recall.
In the wake of record California gas prices, governor orders air-quality regulators to let refiners switch to winter-blend fuel. But how quickly California gas prices fall depends on a variety of refinery and pipeline issues.
Honda recall involves 2002-06 models with switch that can cause fire. Beyond the Honda recall of the CR-V, the automaker in the past month has issued major recalls of Civics, Pilots, and Accords for various safety problems.
Gas prices climb an average 17 cents in California, with some stations charging more than $5 a gallon and others closing for lack of fuel. One silver lining for motorists: California gas prices should start falling next week.
Romney pans Obama's subsidies for 'green' energy, citing Solyndra and other high-profile failures. Obama has far more green energy winners than losers so far, but his strategy is risky.
Fisker wants to share technology and sell shares, the latest sign that the economics of plug-in cars are making it difficult for automakers to turn a profit.
Helium shortage is raising prices for everyone from physicists and hospitals to retailers of Mylar balloons. But it's not supply and demand that's caused the helium shortage, it's a botched public-private handoff of responsibility.
From Mitt Romney's 47 percent gaffe to Warren Buffett's secretary's tax rate, this election is about taxes and who will be saddled with paying back America's huge debt.
The Great Recession of 2008/09 delivered the worst blow to the global economy since the 1930s. But in a few nations, 2012 is turning out to be worse than 2009 in terms of economic growth. Europe's debt crisis, the general slowing of the world economy, and domestic political troubles have played a role in undercutting 2012 growth for one or more of these four nations. Can you guess who they are?