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  • Fueling the Future with 'Green' Trades Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 5:47 PM ET
    Fueling the Future with 'Green' Trades

    The Fast Money traders with the play on Capital One's earnings, and Darren Jamison, Capstone Turbine president & CEO, explains how low natural gas prices are fueling profits for this company's low-emission turbines.

  • Flooded containers in Klong Luang on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.

    Hundreds died and businesses lost billion in last year's floods, caused in part by overflow from dams filled to hedge against drought. This year, Thailand is testing different prevention measures. The CSM reports.

  • 15 Green Celebrities Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:45 PM ET
    For all the criticism lobbed at Hollywood over greenwashing, there are a few true champions of nature among the rich and famous – and these 15 exemplify that.

    For all the criticism lobbed at Hollywood over greenwashing, there are a few true champions of nature among the rich and famous – and these 15 exemplify that.

  • Virtual Power Plants Are for Real Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:35 PM ET
    A graphic of a sample virtual power plant (VPP).

    The greenest power plant of the future may be one that is already built and can be found in many communities.

  • Solar Energy Grows on North American Farms Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:35 PM ET
    Recurrent Energy solar power plant on a farm in northern California.

    Farmers in California and Ontario, Canada, are signing 20-year leases with a firm that places small solar installations on marginal land.

  • Green Chemicals Show Game-Changing Potential Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:33 PM ET
    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.

  • New Crop of Technologies Harvests Lost Energy Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:32 PM ET
    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.

  • Playing the Green Advantage Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:32 PM ET
    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 Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 2:26 PM ET
    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 Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 1:12 PM ET
    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 Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    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.

  • Businesses, Investors Betting on Future of Natural Gas Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 11:06 AM ET

    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.

  • Environmentalists: Obama Not Green Enough Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:07 AM ET
    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.

  • Pump Primer: What Makes Gasoline Prices Rise? Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 11:39 AM ET

    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. 

  • Iron Ore Prices to Rise, Buy BHP Billiton: Analyst Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:31 AM ET
    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.

  • Western Australia Premier Says Mining Tax Unfair Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 3:08 AM ET
    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.

  • 9 Emerging-Market, Clean-Tech Plays Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 9:20 AM ET
    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.

  • Dunkelberg: Drill Baby Drill Does Work Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 2:52 PM ET

    "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.