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  • Governor Arnold Shwarzenegger joined several leaders from around the world to announce the first alliance that will work toward climate change solutions.

    R20 Regions of Climate Action wants to create a new paradigm for achieving energy independence, saving vast sums of money, and putting their citizenry to work again.

  • Importing Coal, China Burns It as Others Stop Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 1:04 AM ET
    Coal Plant

    Even as developed countries close or limit the construction of coal-fired power plants out of concern over pollution and climate-warming emissions, coal has found a rapidly expanding market elsewhere: Asia, particularly China. The NYT reports.

  • M&A Transforming Cleantech Sector Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 9:22 AM ET

    Whether it's a startup in need of capital to power growth or a bigger company looking for a new source of growth through an emerging sector, more deals are being done.

  • Regulators 'Starving' Energy: Industry Advocate Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 4:17 PM ET

    Former Shell Oil company executive John Hofmeister told CNBC Monday that the Gulf of Mexico drilling moratorium is an example of the “starvation,” imposed on the hydrocarbon industry by the Obama administration.

  • GM IPO a ‘Transformational Moment’: AutoNation CEO Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 12:09 PM ET
    The New GM

    General Motors will return to the public market this week in what is expected to be the largest IPO in US history, and Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation, told CNBC the automaker’s comeback will be a transformative moment for the industry.

  • Consumers Attitudes Changing Toward GM Cars Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 10:44 AM ET
    In this handout image provided by General Motors, The first pre-production Chevrolet Volt is on the assembly line at the Detroit-Hamtramck manufacturing plant in Detroit, Michigan.

    Here are the opinions of four drivers all living in America's heartland and one Chevy dealer in Indiana. They gave their views on what was once considered the country's greatest brand.

  • We're Importing Oil From the Enemy: Boone Pickens Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 9:52 AM ET

    Touting his energy plan to get America off foreign oil, financier T. Boone Pickens told CNBC Wednesday  that the U.S. is importing oil from its "enemies."

  • Investing In Green - A CNBC Special Report

    With energy prices low by recent standards, credit conditions stubbornly tight—by any standard—and cap-and-trade legislation on life support, you'd think green investment would be in the doldrums.  Think again.

  • Wetlands

    Though the future of a cap-and-trade-based carbon market now looks grim, there are other less-known environmental markets--such as wetlands mitigation--that are up and running and attracting investor attention.

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    Corporations appear to have fewer questions than lawmakers about how climate change will alter how the world uses energy and natural resources, and are actively pursuing technologies they expect will give them a leg up in an economy less dependent on fossil fuels.

  • Tamminen: Advice for a Carbon Powered Congress Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 1:45 PM ET
    Factory Emissions

    Oil and coal companies helped elect a Congress more hostile to those sustainable energy solutions, but at least three oracles offer a different vision for our carbon powered Congress to follow that may result in more jobs and a faster economic recovery.

  • Warning for Investors: Natural Gas is Risky Trade Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:56 PM ET

    Natural gas has historically been one of the toughest trades in the commodities group and, once again, funds are losing big betting the wrong way.

  • Oil Will Test $100 Within Next Year: BofA Vice Chairman Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    Crude oil is near its highest level since 2008, hovering around $87 a barrel, and Tom Petrie, vice chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, expects the hot commodity to test $100 in the next year.

  • Sheet of US one hundred dollar bills

    After a hot first half, investment slowed in the third quarter, but the sector is still attracting more capital than others.

  • Dollars Did Not Trump Safety in Gulf Spill: Panel Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 10:31 AM ET
    Weathered oil collects on surface of water after explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

    The presidential commission investigating the massive Gulf oil spill has found no instance where a decision deliberately sacrificed safety to cut costs.

  • Ford, GM, Chrysler Beat Sales Estimates, Toyota Slips Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 1:11 PM ET
    Ford showroom

    Ford beat expectations as GM and Chrysler both handily beat estimates for the month of October, putting some life back into the  troubled auto industry, even as Toyota falters.

  • GM Hopes to Raise More Than $10 Billion in IPO Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 6:02 PM ET
    General Motors world headquarters, Detroit, Michigan

    General Motors will look to sell just over $10 billion worth of common stock and $3 billion of preferred stock in an initial public offering that would shift the U.S. government to a minority shareholder in the top U.S. automaker, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Tamminen: Energy Lessons From Manhattan Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 11:12 AM ET
    New York City Skyline

    The World Economic Forum in Marrakech last week included a lesson on energy economics from Manhattan.

  • T. Boone Pickens told CNBC Friday that he’s more conservative in his business dealings, thanks to mistakes, including a whopper—doling out dividends to shareholders, which were actually equity in the company.

  • Executive Vision: It’s Africa’s Time Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 4:07 PM ET
    Chobe National Park, Botswana

    Africa is booming – in part because African governments are heeding the call to action, removing barriers to trade, lowering taxes and improving the physical and social infrastructure that had impeded business growth.