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  • Solar Emerges From A Dark Period  Sunday, 15 Nov 2009 | 6:19 PM ET
    A worker cleans solar panels at a solar photovoltaic power station under construction in Xining of Qinghai Province, China.

    The outlook for the solar industry might not be glowing, but its a lot brighter than it was a year ago when financing and demand dried up, abruptly ending what some might consider a golden age.

  • Sustainability Indices Sprouting Up Sunday, 15 Nov 2009 | 6:19 PM ET
    Wind turbines spin behind a field of solar cell panels near the headquarters and production facilities of German solar cells producer Q-Cells near Bitterfeld, Germany.

    You’ll need to do some work to make an organic-apples-to-apples comparison between them, but they'll help you get to a company's sustainable bottom line.

  • Technology The Wild Card In Green Sector Sunday, 15 Nov 2009 | 6:18 PM ET
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    Investing in green tech a great way to get in on the ground floor of a burgeoning sector with global exposure, but you may be taking a gamble on still unproven technologies.

  • A Guide To Green Mutual Funds And ETFs Sunday, 15 Nov 2009 | 6:17 PM ET
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    Green investing has grown well beyond niche status, as the number of mutual funds and ETFs has increased enormously in recent years. Here's a list of the major ones.

  • Dipping Into Green Investing Sunday, 15 Nov 2009 | 6:16 PM ET
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    Green exchange traded funds, ETFs, and mutual funds  provide the average investor an easy entrée into the nascent and sometimes volatile world of carbon conscious investing.

  • Editor's Introduction: Invest In Green Sunday, 15 Nov 2009 | 6:14 PM ET

    These are exciting times in the world of green. Washington is abuzz with the subject and Wall Street and Main Street are certainly taking note. So does this special report: "Invest in Green."  It is by no means an imperative. Green investing is an option and an increasingly more popular one.  Think of this as a starter's guide.

  • The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    California is flirting with car insurance paid at the gas pump, so you’re actually paying based on how much of highway system you use—and how much carbon you pump into the air. Allstate, State Farm and Progressive are considering the idea.

  • Commercial Real Estate Near Disaster: Fund Manager Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 11:35 AM ET

    Commercial real estate is somewhere between an orderly massacre and a disaster, William Mack, founder and chairman of Area Property Partners, told CNBC.

  • Housing Still Has A Ways To Go: Wilbur Ross Exec Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    The housing market has improved slightly and prices are starting to stabilize, but we could see another downswing this winter, James Lockhart, vice chairman of WL Ross & Co. and former director of the Federal Housing Financial Agency, told CNBC.

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    Home prices always lag sales, but they may be beginning to catch up.  A new report from Zillow.com finds home values stabilized in the third quarter of this year, as sales of new and existing homes grew. 

  • Tamminen: Why Does Oklahoma Want To Drown New York? Sunday, 8 Nov 2009 | 9:20 AM ET
    Carbon Emissions

    As the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee began hearings on carbon regulation, debate ran along traditional battle lines, but with a new script.

  • Tax Credit: Good Deal, More Time Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 4:49 PM ET
    Home and Taxes

    Awareness for the First-Time Home Buyers Credit is high, but some prospective buyers still are confused as to whether they can qualify.

  • Top Clean-Tech Employers Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 3:06 PM ET
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    Most of the companies are based out of the U.S. but have a presence in the country. Click on to see which companies ranked on top.

  • Ford Workers Reject Contract Changes Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 2:57 PM ET
    Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    The United Auto Workers union had given local unions until Monday to complete voting. But a person briefed on the voting said Saturday that the contract changes have been rejected by large margins.

  • Retailers Paying Customers to Bring Their Own Bags Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 2:31 PM ET
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    Target and CVS are the latest retailers giving discount incentives to customers who bring in their own reusable bags instead of using the store's plastic bags.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama said Friday that opponents of his energy bill are disputing the evidence of global warming in a cynical ploy to undermine efforts to curb pollution and steer the nation to greener energy sources.

  • Spend $100K On A Car, Get $42K Back From Taxpayers Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 1:21 PM ET
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    In what may be the most generous taxpayer-subsidized auto incentive yet, the state of Colorado is offering a huge rebate for people buying a 2009 all-electric Tesla Roadster...What kind of Rocky Mountain High are they smoking?

  • Tamminen: Paterson's Bold Carbon Gamble Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 12:32 PM ET
    The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    New York's governor has proposed using $90 million of the state's $202 million in carbon allowance revenues this year to subsidize the budget deficit.

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    An on-product label that says a product is certified to a program such as SFI or FSC delivers assurance you are making a choice that represents conservation of biological diversity, protection of special sites, sustainable harvests, respect for local communities, and much more, writes Larry Selzer president and CEO of The Conservation Fund.

  • Tamminen: Performance Anxiety Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 10:51 AM ET
    The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    It’s not just the ads showing a baby-boomer couple sitting in matching bathtubs on a beach at sunset where you can find performance anxiety these days. Try looking in the hardware aisle and at the gas station.