CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Downward pressure on stocks drove down oil prices today. Nat gas was up slightly on the day, albeit in a tight range. And gold was up slightly on the day, closing at $1,284.60.» Read More
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.
Former EPA boss turned business consultant Christine Todd Whitman says we need national policies on energy and climate change and the lack of them is frustrating business, which wants "to do the right thing."
What started as a fringe movement of environmental activists and hippie entrepreneurs more than thee decades ago is becoming mainstream for companies, investors and consumers.
Oil expert Daniel Yergin says progress is being made in meeting our energy needs, but "innovation takes time to develop and unfold", while more emphasis needs to be put on energy efficiency.
Is alternative energy in your investing future?
Crude oil futures breached the $96 level this past week. Next stop $100? That’s the talk dominating the market. And the key question is not if, but when, we get there. Oil is up almost 60 percent from a year ago and it’s jumped 19 percent in the past month. Given the blistering pace of oil’s appreciation, market watchers are not ruling out a triple-digit oil price by the end of the year, if not earlier. So what's in store for the not so distant future?
Clean energy stocks worldwide, and especially solar, have roared upwards in the past 10 weeks following the latest spiral in oil prices -- but proving a direct link with oil is elusive, analysts say.
Oil prices keep breaking record highs. What does it mean for the economy--and investors? Here's what some of the experts are saying on CNBC.
OK, at first blush Jay Leno and rapper 50 cent might seem like a strange combination. But for General Motors this odd couple is the star power the automaker needs to draw attention to specialty auto parts. Last night here in Las Vegas, Leno unveiled a Corvette Z06 modified for racing performance even when running on E85 ethanol.
Coal is big, and getting bigger. As oil and natural gas prices soar, the world is relying ever more on the cheap, black-burning mainstay of the Industrial Revolution.
As China's appetite for coal is booming, American investors and businesses are cashing in.
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