Topic: Alternative Energy Production
Analysts say China is caught between its need to secure energy supplies from Burma (Myanmar) and its fears of escalating conflict on its borders.
06/21/2011 11:36 am
As an Aug. 2 deadline for raising the debt ceiling nears, Congress is getting serious about where to find major spending cuts. Republicans have vowed not to support a potential $2.4 trillion increase to the debt ceiling unless they get an equal amount of budget savings to offset the increase. Finding $2.4 trillion in spending cuts is not easy, but Congress's search is beginning to show some signs of promise. In particular, three programs long protected by big, bipartisan majorities in the past now appear vulnerable.
06/17/2011 09:29 pm
A Senate vote to eliminate $6 billion in tax breaks for ethanol producers is a strong sign that ethanol is losing allies and Congress is increasingly open to getting rid of tax breaks.
06/16/2011 09:14 pm
The Senate vote on repealing tax subsidies for ethanol producers has big political ramifications, but the impact on the industry could be minimal. A continuing federal mandate that requires refiners to blend ethanol into gasoline provides adequate support for producers, experts say.
06/14/2011 04:03 pm
Africa Monitor West Africa Rising: Can big infrastructure projects help Sierra Leone lure investors?
At an investment conference in the capital city of Freetown last week, President Ernest Bai Koroma described his hopes to build a massive new bridge, new airport, and new city in the sleepy village of Lungi.
05/31/2011 03:36 pm
Wind power development off Delaware's coast is delayed after Congress cuts back two loan guarantee programs. Is company having second thoughts about the wind power project?
05/27/2011 03:25 pm
Photos of the Day Photos of the day 05/18
After decades of abandoned plans and crushed prototypes, tidal powers finds new footing off the shores of Eastport, Maine.
05/16/2011 05:08 pm
Dam projects are drawing increased criticism in South America, which boasts three of the world's four biggest hydroelectric dam complexes. Chile is pushing forward with a $7 billion dam project.
05/10/2011 11:01 am