EDEN, N.C.— Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17- ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia- North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.» Read More
CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.
Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor, discusses what it will take to improve America's infrastructure.
CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at railroads using plastics to make railroad ties.
Apple has hired an outside specialist firm to help audit the environmental practices of its suppliers in China following a series of critical reports by activists. The FT reports.
T. Boone Pickens discusses his outlook for energy and how easy it is for the United States to develop its own energy and the benefits of getting off of OPEC's oil.
Turmoil continues to spread in Europe, based on the day's headlines. T. Boone Pickens, founder & CEO, BP Capital Management, talks about the progress of his Picken's plan to develop an energy plan for the U.S. He also comments on the new Keystone pipeline that's running from Canada to Texas.
The cleanup business is booming, says Mad Money's Cramer, and CLH is a fabulous business where revenues are up 41% year over year. Discussing the company's double-digit growth, with Alan McKim, Clean Harbors CEO.
There are strong areas of opportunity to invest in now, says Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors, Inc. chairman/CEO/CIO, who shares his strategies to make money.
Federal, state, and even local government policies have had a huge impact on the research and development of alternative fuels, but a clear rival to fossil fuels has yet to emerge in the marketplace. Take our poll on which energy source you think will succeed over the next decade.
To mark our annual November "Green Is Universal" week, we've assembled a "Green Winners & Losers 2011" special report, looking at six industries whose fortunes either rose or fell this year.
The industry has had a profitable year despite the jump in corn prices , but overcapacity and the end of a generous government subsidy are major concerns.
The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Japan last March put the brakes on the industry's revival, dimming prospects for the immediate future.
Investors in the solar industry have needed a strong stomach this year, and that’s unlikely to change soon.
In the current economic climate of corporate thrift, the booming market for technologies to use less energy continues to attract more investor capital.
Although sales of some models have missed expectations, electric vehicles, EV, are a greentech success story just by showing up in significant numbers in 2011.
The industry is at a unique point in history, where economic growth overseas, high energy costs, demand for commodities and better recovery technologies have converged to swell revenue.
Federal officials are examining the safety of electric car batteries after a Chevy Volt's lithium-ion battery caught fire.
The Obama administration said plans to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas were on hold to study how environmentally sensitive areas could be avoided.
At an oil industry conference last week in Houston, one presenter said the “fracking” industry faced an “insurgency.” Another said his company has several former military psychological operations, or “psy ops” specialists, on staff.
In spite of the Thai government's warning that the world's largest exporter of rice could lose as much as a quarter of its crop because of the floods, analysts tell CNBC the potential shortfall is unlikely to impact prices.