Home improvement store Lowe’s began selling solar panels on Thursday, giving seasoned do-it-yourselfers a chance to install the devices on their roofs themselves.
The President has spoken out in support of the clean energy legislation that is making its way through the Congress. There should be a vote this Friday in the House--there is a very good chance it will pass, although its fate in the Senate is less than clear since it needs 60 votes to pass.
Deutsche Bank unveiled a 70-foot tall carbon counter in New York City that tracks the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
The rise of wind farms in the Pacific Northwest is seen by some as an opportunity to help save the wild salmon, by removing dams that have impeded their spawning.
Earth Day isn't just about environmentalism, it's also about leveraging consumers interest in green to make some serious green. Envrionmentally-oriented programming is generally a double win for media companies: people are increasingly interested in nature (and respecting the world around them) and it's a great boost for corporate image.
Brent Wilsey of Wilsey Asset Management has some suggestions for investing in environmentally-conscious companies. "If you do your homework here, you can find green companies that will actually put some green in your pocket down the road."
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With a the global economy in recession and energy prices in a slump, the green sector might be languishing, but the Obama administration's commitment to conservation and alternative energy is keeping more than just the die-hard optimists in the game. As we mark another Earth Day and another Green Is Universal week, few doubt that green is a sustainable business. So check out our special report, "Green Invests Here."
Smaller cities across the country are ordering hybrid buses for the first time, while some of the bigger ones are adding to existing fleets, thanks partly to the government's stimulus package.
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 funds.
In recessions investors tend to return to safe havens like government bonds, the US dollar, gold and consumer staple and drug stocks and cash flows out of what are considered more discretionary sectors.
Investors with a short time horizon and low tolerance for risk may want to avoid the group, but the patient and the bold may well be rewarded over time.
Airplanes of the future may not look like George Jetson or Star Trek aircraft, but they'll be powered by anything from vegetable oil to algae.
Big oil companies are betting that algae, that green slime found in ponds, is a viable source of renewable energy, and they're joining academics, start-ups and the U.S. government in dedicating resources to studying its potential.
With consumers watching every penny, they are asking tougher questions and wanting more results from the products they do buy. In this environment, it’s not enough for products to wrap themselves in the “green” banner, and tout fuzzy claims about making the world a better place.
With big companies like BP, Shell and Iberdrola scaling back investment in renewable energy, analysts say governments need to pick up the slack.
Cities, companies and even Scandinavian rock festivals are striving to cut carbon emissions to zero, but analysts are divided over whether it is achievable or even appropriate in fighting pollution and climate change.
So-called alt energy-powered vehicles, both production or concept models, were on display at the recent New Yok Auto Show. Here's a sampling.
Although not a complete list of S&P 500 carbon emissions, it is the most comprehensive compilation of carbon disclosures publicly available. So, what are America’s greenest companies?
Making your home environmentally friendly home doesn't have to be about big things—like solar panels and windmills on your roof—there are small, cheaper ways to green your home.