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  • America's Greenest Companies Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 3:47 PM ET
    Some investors believe a company's  impact on the environment is an important investment consideration.  For this reason, the  (CDP), a group that represents 385 institutional investors with assets of $57 trillion, surveys the world’s largest companies to gather information on carbon emissions, identify goals for carbon reduction and gauge the environmental-related risks and opportunities of these global companies.The US CDP surveyed all companies in the S&P 500 in 2008. Being a voluntary prolec

    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?

  • Latest Green Cars Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 2:12 PM ET
    With President Obama committing $2.4 billion in stimulus package money for the development of electric vehicle technology, US automakers may have enough incentive to make the green car plunge and help contribute to the one million plug-in vehicles the President would like to have on the road by 2015. 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.

    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.

  • Pros Say: There's Still Gold in Green Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 12:16 PM ET

    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.

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  • Green Grows On Investors Sunday, 19 Apr 2009 | 6:36 PM ET
    Green Invests Here | A CNBC Special Report

    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."

  • Stimulus Package Driving Hybrid Bus Orders Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 3:35 PM ET

    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.

  • A Guide To Green Investing Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 3:34 PM ET

    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.

  • Green Funds May Take Time To Pay Off Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 3:34 PM ET
    Mutual Funds

    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.

  • Airline Industry Lifts Biofuel Development Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 3:34 PM ET
    New Zealand Airlines

    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 Sees Promise in Pond Scum Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 3:33 PM ET

    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.

  • Marketing Green: Think Value, Not Virtue Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 3:33 PM ET

    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.

  • Pressure Grows On Government To Up Green Spending Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 3:32 PM ET
    Strommasten in Bonn am Montag, 15. Januar 2007. In der Bundesregierung gibt es gegensaetzliche Haltungen zu der von der Europaeischen Union geforderten Zerschlagung der Stromkonzerne. Nach Wirtschaftsminister Michael Glos (CSU) signalisierte auch Umweltminister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) seine Bereitschaft fr entsprechende Plaene. Dagegen warnte Aussenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) vor einem solchen Schritt. (AP Photo/Roberto Pfeil) ---Power poles in Germany by Bonn, Monday, Jan. 15, 2007. (AP

    With big companies like BP, Shell and Iberdrola scaling back investment in renewable energy, analysts say governments need to pick up the slack.

  • Can A Nation Really Go Carbon Neutral? Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 3:31 PM ET
    The Maldives

    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.

  • Greening Your Home Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    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.

  • Green Improvements Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    Building, renovating or buying a home? Check into some of the eco-friendly building materials and construction methods now in use.

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