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    The non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project is calling on companies to measure and publicly report their “water footprint.” Already 137 financial institutions, representing over $16 trillion worth of assets, have joined this march towards water use transparency.

  • Renault Nissan and Daimler will focus on small and energy-efficient passenger cars in their newly-announced partnership, the chief executives of the companies said Wednesday.

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    President Obama needs a real strategy that recognizes we will soon run out of oil and atmosphere and set goals to sustain our economy and environment in equal measures, instead of drilling for oil along the East Coast.

  • Most of David J. O'Reilly's compensation bump came from a salary increase and a greater amount of stock and options awards; while the value of his perks nearly doubled to $517,228

  • The automotive sector was handed major setbacks during the recession, but Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation, said the industry is in store for a “Fat V” recovery.

  • The following are some of automotive highlights from the 2010 New York International Auto Show.

    The 2010 New York International Auto Show (2010 NYIAS) features some interesting debuts as manufactures look into the future of the automotive industry.

  • off shore oil rig

    In some sense, I’m glad President Obama is opening the door to offshore oil drilling. But in the spirit of free-market deregulation, I do think that much, much more should be done in the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific, and Alaska.

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    President Barack Obama is to announce Wednesday a plan to permit exploration for oil and natural gas off the coast of Virginia as a way to create jobs and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

  • Oil ministers, rattled by the wild ride of oil prices in recent years, are aiming for more dialogue and cooperation with fellow producers and a barrel price they can live with.

  • The Nissan Leaf

    Nissan Motor said Tuesday its new electric car will cost just over $25,000 in the U.S., a move that could force rivals to lower prices on similar vehicles.

  • Toyota

    Toyota will provide its key hybrid technology to Mazda under a licensing agreement reached Monday, the two companies said.

  • Nuclear Power Plant

    Raise your hand if US taxpayers are responsible to pay for the most expensive mistakes you make in your business. Chances are, the only hands that just went up are attached to nuclear power executives and, if that unfair advantage were removed we would see the end of nuclear power in this country.

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    Coal is dying as a source of US power generation. Good. Let me count the ways that coal has finally been unmasked as not so cheap power.

  • Oil Barrels

    The CEO of the world's largest oil company says crude prices will remain steady and will not change dramatically in the months to come.

  • "It's a long road to achieve the goal," Energy Secretary  Chu said. "It will take many decades and you have to have something to replace them. We are working now on getting that done and getting alternative energy sources."

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    Australia’s National Roads and Motorists' Association hosted a summit to identify obstacles hindering development and production of the many alternative fuels and technologies already available in Australia and to determine a concrete set of steps to commercialize these solutions.

  • Biology can lead to changes in how the planet is powered, Synthetic Genomics CEO, Dr. J. Craig Ventor, told CNBC. He shared his research and progress with CNBC's "Power Lunch" crew.

  • The US would be making a monumental mistake if it does not begin to utilize one of its most prevalent energy resources, natural gas, oil tycoon Boone Pickens, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Buffett on making "dumb deals." This is part five of the transcript and video of Warren Buffett's 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010.  Topics include: Buffett's view on Kraft's acquisition of Cadbury, global warming, Goldman Sachs, Moody's, and Greece's debt problem.

  • Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin

    Thousands of the nation’s largest water polluters are outside the Clean Water Act’s reach because the Supreme Court has left uncertain which waterways are protected by that law, according to interviews with regulators.