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  • Automakers from Ford to Honda to Toyota have been steadily releasing hybrid, electric and smaller vehicles to appeal to environmentally-conscious and cost-sensitive consumers. But with all these new cars on the market, you might be wondering which are the greenest? The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked the 12 greenest vehicles based on fuel economy and emissions. Click on to check out the greenest rides, starting with the greenest first.

    What are the greenest cars on the road, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy? Click to see the list.

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    Investors are just as ill prepared for a sudden shift to sustainable energy as they were for the sub-prime meltdown.

  • Boone T. Pickens

    Boone Pickens spent much of the last two years, and $62 million of his fortune, on an advertising and public relations offensive in which he tried to persuade Americans to embrace his Pickens plan. It called for a vast expansion of wind energy to displace natural gas, freeing the natural gas for use in vehicles, thus displacing foreign oil.

  • As the Detroit Auto Show kicks off, automobile executives shared their perspectives on the economy, vehicle demand and the industry's future.

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    Let’s face it. Even though nothing came out of Copenhagen, awareness of easily avoidable phrases like “climate change,” “green careers,” even “green jobs” became hugely Googled, SEO-ed, categorized and tweeted.

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    Volatility has returned. There are a little more than 11 weeks or approximately 60 trading days remaining until the expiration of the NYMEX April contract (the first contract of this year’s refill season), writes Stephen Schork.

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  • With the winter weather in the East expected to linger for the better part of this month, the market’s concern regarding heating oil is the industry’s ability to sate this demand. remains in question, writes Stephen Schork.

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    You'll see far less greenwashing at CES in 2010 as marketing-driven, green-themed products or brands for people with fat wallets take a backseat to less sexy incremental improvements.

  • Energy prices were strong yesterday - and who knew so many people in the U.S. burn crude oil to heat their homes, writes Stephen Schork.

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    Yes, it’s that time of year again and carbon could make your New Year’s resolutions much more successful—and profitable. A new job, a new career, a new lifestyle?

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    As the post mortem of Copenhagen is written, was it a lump of coal in our 2009 holiday stocking—or could this global chunk of carbon actually be a diamond in the rough?

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    Natural gas prices began the week with a whimper instead of a bang, closing yesterday 1.8% lower at 5.625. That marks the third consecutive day the bulls have failed to break out higher, writes Stephen Schork.

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    On the heels of the popular "Cash for Clunkers" program, the government announced an appliance rebate program aimed at encouraging consumers to junk their energy-guzzling appliances for more efficient ones. But it's been hard to navigate the program, until now.

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    There is one caveat for the bulls to consider, there is a material amount of spare capacity in the form of deferred production, writes Stephen Schork.

  • For A123 investors, it's been a nice two-day run. The stock is surging today after a 5% gain on Wednesday, as the U.S. battery maker announces a joint venture in China with SAIC Motor Corp.

  • Factory Emissions

    Congress is reluctant to approve both because each will mean new and higher costs for American consumers at a time when they can least afford them..

  • Crude oil supplies in the Midwest (PADD II) and the GoM continued moving in opposite directions, writes Stephen Schork.

  • Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen speaks at the National Press Club

    The comments this week by Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen about President Obama's administration pushing electric cars is one that will no doubt get the attention of many in the auto industry.

  • Lars Rebien Sørensen, President and CEO of Novo Nordisk

    At the UN's Climate Summit in Copenhagen there's a lot of talk about reducing CO2 emissions. Coincidentally, the Danish capital is headquarters to Novo Nordisk, whose CEO is setting an example about cutting down on greenhouse gases in the environment.