WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the divisive debate over climate change into the race for the White House, with candidates in both parties seeing an opportunity to capitalize. The president unveiled the plan at the White House Monday, calling it the "single most important step" the U.S. has taken to combat...» Read More
Those gathering in Copenhagen might want to take a look at new research from Cairo shows that rats become more belligerent when exposed to gasoline fumes and tailpipe pollution.
Expect the Fed to raise interest rates, emerging market stocks to soar and the U.S. Congress not to pass climate change legislation.
Oil prices spiked more than 2 percent Monday after news flashed on the wires about a British yacht crew being detained in Iran. Traders were already on high-alert after report this morning that the Iranian government plans to expand its nuclear program.
Here’s a clip-and-save cheat sheet, suitable for framing or taping to your refrigerator, that will save you time—and money—as you try to crack the carbon code for yourself, your business and your investments in the months and years ahead.
US corporations have long been bracing for the day they would have to make sharp cuts in their emissions. That day moved closer when President Obama outlined a target for such reductions, the New York Times reports
Ever wished your cab driver would stop nattering and just get to where you're going? Well the new driverless cabs being trialed at London's Heathrow airport could be for you.
California has taken a major step toward creating a broad-based trading system to limit emissions of pollutants blamed for harmful climate change.
The US must address climate change in an international context, not just from a domestic lens, Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens told CNBC.
According to a Monday report, water demand in 20 years will be more than 50 percent higher in the most rapidly developing countries. What areas of the water sector should investors consider? Michael Gaugler, senior vice president of research at Brean Murray, Carrett & Co., and Debra Coy, senior analyst at Janney Montgomery Scott, shared their views.
State regulators just set energy efficiency standards for new TVs, but the Consumer Electronics Association isn't happy about. It should be. If past is prologue, this new regulation will drive innovation in the form of exciting new technologies that can be adapted for other products.
Government programs don't help the market, one economist says, because they don't "get rid of the fundamental problem: There's still a glut of houses.”
The battle against global warming could be helped if the world slowed population growth by making free condoms and family planning advice more widely available, the U.N. Population Fund said Wednesday.
While investment capital seeks to exploit stimulus package programs for renewable energy projects, investors may want to consider the greenest form of energy out there—the megawatt no one uses. White credits measuring energy conservation are now available,.
"Water’s getting a lot of attention," says one analyst of the investment boom. "There’s an expectation that critical water needs are not being met, and that it’s only going to get worse in future.”
Those looking to turn a profit in the green space are most apt to do so by investing in stocks that are poised to benefit from government funding, have strong regulatory support and dominate an essential niche in the green market.
Despite recent advances, the U.S. lags far behind other major countries when it comes to clean energy investment and experts say it may never compete on equal terms, let alone lead.
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.
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.
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.
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.