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With investors fixating on $100-a-barrel oil and CNBC taking an in-depth look at the green movement all this week, it’s worth asking the question: Which group is performing better in the market?
I know the debate over how long until we see Hydrogen powered vehicles can be a heated one, but I have to admit I'm a little surprised at some of the e-mails sent to me about my blog yesterday. In a nutshell I told you I believe the hype surrounding the potential of hydrogen powered vehicles is overshadowing the reality that these clean burning rides won't be out on the street for a long, long time.
From mutual funds that use shareholder advocacy to influence corporate behavior to exchange traded funds that focus on clean energy, it’s easier than ever for average investors to “go green” -- without sacrificing returns.
Independent refiner Valero Energy said on Tuesday its third-quarter earnings fell 20 percent as the margins to make gasoline fell sharply from the record levels reached in the second quarter.
Gov. Deval Patrick and top lawmakers want to put Massachusetts on the clean energy map by requiring biofuel blends in home heating oil and providing tax incentives for producers of more efficient ethanol technology, known as cellulosic ethanol.
U.S. retail gasoline prices have rebounded to summertime levels following the five-week bull run that has lifted crude oil prices to over $96 per barrel, according to retail surveys released this week.
With this being the start of "Green Week" here on the networks of NBC, it's only natural the guy who covers the one industry responsible for a good chunk of the world's pollution, look at the great hope for reducing emissions in automobiles: Hydrogen.
Companies big and small are working on environmentally friendly initiatives, either looking to make money or save money.
Solar power is also getting some attention from the US. government, but the amount of funding is still low.
Many players in the clean-tech sector fully expect some price bubbling – if only as validation as attractive investment area – but insist it is inherently less susceptible to the outlandishly inflated valuations witnessed during the dot.com boom-bust cycle.
After years incubating in laboratories, then nurtured as start-ups by green-leaning venture capitalists, the clean-tech sector is finally getting serious attention from deep-pocketed investors who are seeing clearer exit strategies through an increasing number of successful public listings.
Solar, biofuels, energy efficiency, wind, water – not to mention upstart stocks -- can be bewildering even for disciplined investors. That’s why a recent spate of green or clean tech exchange-traded funds may be a welcome addition.
As ethanol production costs surge, green mutual funds are shifting their focus to solar and wind energy.
CEO Mike Splinter made a strategic decision to enter the solar business, a move that has already meant more than a billion dollars in investment. And, yes, it is paying off.
Twenty years ago at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Larry Filler came up with a plan to entice companies and workers into using more mass transit. Today , that qualifies Filler as something of a green trailblazer.
Rep. Paul G. Rogers helped win passage of the Clean Air Act Extension of 1970, one of the nation's most important pieces of legislation and a major environmental milestone.
Danish political scientist and popular author Bjorn Lomborg is all for doing something about climate change but he is skeptical about some of the efforts, which is why he wants to bring the debate back down to earth.
The industry's oldest green mutual fund is having a money-spinning year, as it marks a quarter century in the business.
The green movement has many supporters. Peter Schwartz, former chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute, is definitely not among them. Schwartz says environmentalism has had a profoundly negative affect on business, technology and the economy.
Automakers are all for sustainability, but they need regulations and policies to make green vehicles popular enough to ensure profitability, says Booz Allen Hamilton's William Jackson.