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  • The Greenest Power Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    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.

  • States Chase Clean Tech Dollars and Jobs Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:44 PM ET

    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.

  • Nuclear Crisis Set Off Fears Over Tokyo, Report Says Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 2:18 AM ET
    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.

  • I drive about 25,000 miles a year, so changes in gas prices are something I notice. I spend about $13/day just for the round trip commute to work, assuming I don't also drive myself to a story.

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    On the cusp of trial over the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, phalanxes of lawyers, executives and public officials have spent the waning days in settlement talks.

  • Europe Carbon Tax: Cooler Heads to Prevail Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 6:10 PM ET
    Europe Carbon Tax: Cooler Heads to Prevail

    Andrew Herdman, Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines talks to CNBC about the aviation sector's reaction towards the EU's carbon tax.

  • Fuel Removal Under Way on Italy Cruise Ship Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 1:03 PM ET
    Sinking cruise ship in Giglio Porto, Italy

    Underwater pumping operations began Sunday to remove some of the 500,000 gallons of fuel aboard the Costa Concordia, officials said, nearly a month after the cruise ship ran aground off Tuscany.

  • After US Oil Snub, Canada Focuses on China Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 9:58 PM ET
    The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada.

    Canada will focus on exporting oil and other goods to China and other booming Asian economies even if Washington overturns its decision to block a pipeline that would have sent more Canadian crude to the United States.     

  • Mining equipment is submerged by flood waters on January 6, 2011 in in the central Queensland city of Rockhampton, Australia.

    An Australian military aircraft on Friday was due to deliver needed supplies to a flood-stricken town hit by the worst of summer flooding in eastern parts of the country, with coal mining and agriculture also affected.

  • Blog: Rebuilding America With US - Not Chinese Steel Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    America’s infrastructure can and should be built with American steel. That is why current Buy America provisions are so important, and why efforts to circumvent these provisions, such as California used in the Bay Bridge project, need to be stopped.

  • An auto rickshaw or tuk tuk drives along a street in Bangkok on January 13, 2009. The tuk-tuk, so-called because of the noise it makes when it starts, has been adopted as a Thai symbol, it actually originates in Japan. The motorized version reached Thailand in 1959, and after a few technical and aesthetic modifications, it became the colourful, open-air vehicle seen careering across Thailand today.

    Thailand’s economy has the potential to grow at 7 percent in 2012, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Kittirat Na-Ranong, told CNBC Friday. He added that the billions being spent this year on post-flood reconstruction projects would help boost the economy.

  • Crude Rallies on Chinese GDP Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
    Crude Rallies on Chinese GDP

    Crude prices rise on Chinese GDP data, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • How to Make Your Air Travel Green Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    The carbon offset market enables business travelers to balance their impact on the planet by purchasing tax-deductible credits toward a project that reduces carbon dioxide emissions elsewhere.

  • VC Backs Life Sciences Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
    VC Backs Life Sciences

    Sanofi and two venture capital firms announced Tuesday that they are investing in bio-tech start-up "Warp Drive," with Oliver Fetzer, Cerulean Pharma Inc. CEO, and Terry McGuire, Polaris Venture Partners.

  • Killer Battery Eludes Electric Car Makers Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford charges the Ford Focus EV during the vehicle's reveal in early 2011.

    While electric vehicles will continue to garner more hype at the North American International Auto Show this year, today’s battery technology will keep the so-called EVs a niche product for years to come.

  • Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Planet and Profit Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 3:11 PM ET
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    From growing your own food to conserving energy, guest blogger Terry Tamminen offers strategies to save the planet and money — just in time for new year's resolution season.

  • SPDR Consumer Staples is Up 11% Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
    SPDR Consumer Staples is Up 11%

    The Fast Money Halftime Report traders share insight into the SPDR Utilities charts.

  • Resilient Skiing Customers Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 10:34 AM ET
    Resilient Skiing Customers

    Most ski areas have not gotten as much snow this year as usual. Discussing the attraction to their ski resorts, with Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley Ski Resort president/CEO and Bill Stenger, Jay Peaks Resort president/CEO.

  • New Careers After 50 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:31 PM ET
    If you want to be a model, a bike messenger or a ball boy, it pays to be young. However, if you want a job in which you’re expected to convey reliability, wisdom or gravitas, people over 50 have the advantage. They’ve been around the block a few times, and they have years of hard-earned knowledge with which no amount of postgraduate education can compete.However, job-hunters over the age of 50 may be apprehensive about what’s out there. Will they be written off prematurely thanks to ageism? Will

    It pays to be young. but if you want to convey reliability, wisdom or gravitas, people over age 50 have the edge. See the new careers for workers over 50.

  • The $30 Billion Problem DC Is Not Discussing: Commentary Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 1:53 PM ET

    In 2011, we learned (again) that global events that we cannot control can shake the oil markets, send prices higher and steal money from your wallet.