BEIJING— Workers were overcome with toxic gas from a paper mill's waste pool and seven of them died, authorities said Saturday, in China's latest deadly accident involving dangerous chemicals. The pair of incidents follows China's worst industrial accident in recent years, a massive explosion at a warehouse storing toxic chemicals in the port of Tianjin that...» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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 is somewhere between an orderly massacre and a disaster, William Mack, founder and chairman of Area Property Partners, told CNBC.
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.
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.
As the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee began hearings on carbon regulation, debate ran along traditional battle lines, but with a new script.
Awareness for the First-Time Home Buyers Credit is high, but some prospective buyers still are confused as to whether they can qualify.
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.