Renewable Energy


  • Cleaning Up On Clean Technologies Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:37 PM ET

    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.

  • Playing Shades Of Green With ETFs Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:36 PM ET

    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.

  • Green Mutual Funds Look To New Leadership Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:35 PM ET

    As ethanol production costs surge, green mutual funds are shifting their focus to solar and wind energy.

  • Applied Materials Bets Big on Solar Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:34 PM ET

    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.

  • Breathing Easier Thanks To The Clear Air Act Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:33 PM ET

    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.

  • A Believer Plays The Skeptic Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:33 PM ET

    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.

  • Green With Envy Over New Alternatives Fund Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:32 PM ET

    The industry's oldest green mutual fund is having a money-spinning year, as it marks a quarter century in the business.

  • A Critic Fights The Environmental Tide Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:32 PM ET

    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.

  • More Energy On Energy Policy Needed In Washington Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:31 PM ET
    Christie Todd Whitman

    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."

  • Swept Away By Green Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:30 PM ET

    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.

  • Energy Industry Seeing 'Bubbling of Innovation' Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:30 PM ET

    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.

  • Fund Manager Likes Alternative Energy Stock Plays Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    Is alternative energy in your investing future?

  • $100 Oil? Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 3:47 AM ET

    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?

  • $100 Oil Specter Drives Clean Energy Stocks Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 3:05 PM ET

    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.

  • What Record High Oil Prices Mean for You Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 11:28 AM ET

    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.

  • Jay Leno And 50 Cent: Star Power For GM Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 11:01 AM ET
    SEMA 2007

    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.

  • World's Addiction to Coal Is Growing Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 | 3:26 PM ET

    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.

  • Investors Cashing in on China's Coal Boom Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 | 3:17 PM ET

    As China's appetite for coal is booming, American investors and businesses are cashing in.

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