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  • An aerial shot of Gevo’s Luverne, Minnesota, green isobutanol plant.

    A new generation of green chemicals from bio-based sources could help industrial production break from the grip of volatile oil prices.

  • The Electric Power Research Institute’s “Ti” transmission line robot, which harvests transmission line power as well as solar energy to move along transmission lines.

    Energy harvesting covers a growing basket of technologies that can find and transmit energy that might otherwise be misspent.

  • The Green Advantage

    Green is alive, if not entirely well, and certainly bigger than ever. As we highlight Earth Day as part of our "Green Is Universal" initiative, our mission is to show that green first and foremost is a business, and, at times, a transformative one.

  • Environmentally-Friendly Bottles

    CNBC's Jane Wells explains how beverage companies are turning to plant-based plastic bottles in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Indonesia Earthquake Update

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports the details of the aftershock Indonesia is facing since the earthquake.

  • Shoppers 'Hop' to Stores Before Easter

    Retailers are mostly reporting solid gains in March as warm weather prompted consumers to buy seasonal merchandise sooner than normal. Adrianne Shapira, Goldman Sachs broadlines retail analyst, weighs in.

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    Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens has been proselytizing for some time now about what he thinks is a secret weapon to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil: natural gas. Some businesses and investors have been listening.

  • Environmental voters

    Adding to GOP criticism from the right, President Obama is taking it from the other side, too. Environmentalists complain his policies are not green enough.

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    Watching the numbers on the gas pump tick ever higher can boil the blood, but consumers may find satisfaction in understanding the reasons behind the prices, in this Q&A. 

  • Aerial of iron ore ships at Port Hedland.

    BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner said Tuesday that it sees iron ore demand from top consumer China flattening, but one expert forecasts iron ore prices to rise this year and recommends picking up BHP shares.

  • Australia's parliament passed laws for a new 30 percent tax on iron ore and coal mine profits on Tuesday, amid a swathe of opposition that claims the tax is unfair, will not deliver the profits the government is seeking and worst of all, deter investment in Australia's mining industry. However, one expert told CNBC these fears were overblown.

  • Cascade Moka toilet paper

    Cascades Tissue Group, North America’s fourth-largest producer of towel and tissue paper, is trying to be green by offering marketing Moka, a 100-percent recycled, unbleached bathroom tissue.

  • Colin Barnett, premier of Western Australia, speaks during a conference.

    Colin Barnett, Premier of resource-rich Western Australia told CNBC on Friday that the federal government's mining tax is unfair and unconstitutional.

  • Emerging economies have been moving into clean technology and green energy at a pace that would surprise many. A recent , produced with the Boston Consulting Group identified some  profiting handsomely from sustainability. For example, Brazilian cosmetics giant Natura awards bonuses based on contributions to the company’s financial, environmental and social targets. Indian agriculture manufacturer Jain Irrigation Systems encourages farming practices that maximizes crop yields with less water. "N

    Emerging economies have been moving into clean technology and green energy at a pace that would surprise many.

  • "Apparently the President was not required to take a course in economics and learn about supply and demand", writes William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.

  • ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson

    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and IHS CERA chairman Daniel Yergin discuss the roles of government and the private sector in energy development and creating a climate for investment in new technologies. From CERAWeek, the world's premier energy conference.

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    Electric vehicles will continue to generate hype at auto shows around the world, but today’s limited battery technology will prevent them from crowding dealer lots for years to come.

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    In coming years, energy from waste-heat recovery systems could be the greenest power available, while letting more U.S. businesses squeeze extra energy out of their power bills.

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    Even as certain tax credits and funding from Washington have dried up, U.S. states remain in competition for clean energy funding, especially from venture capitalists.

  • An official in a full radiation protection suit scans an evacuated elderly woman with a geiger counter to check radiation levels in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture.

    In the darkest moments of last year’s nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered the possibility of evacuating Tokyo, an independent investigation into the accident disclosed.  The NYT reports.