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  • States Chase Clean Tech Dollars and Jobs Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:44 PM ET

    Even as certain tax credits and funding from Washington have dried up, U.S. states remain in competition for clean energy funding, especially from venture capitalists.

  • Investors May Want to Stay on the Defensive Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:53 AM ET

    With uncertainty and volatility big issues much like last year, money managers say go for high dividend-paying stocks and sectors such as healthcare, consumer staples and utilities.

  • In Rush to Assist Solyndra, US Missed Warning Signs Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 9:51 AM ET
    Solyndra 200 Series solar panels.

    Industry analysts and government auditors say the administration failed to take note of trouble in the solar energy marketplace, the New York Times reports.

  • China Benefits as US Solar Industry Withers Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 9:13 PM ET
    A worker installs solar panels at the Lieberose Solar Park in Lieberose, Germany.

    The bankruptcies of three American solar power companies in the last month, have left China’s industry with a dominant sales position — almost three-fifths of the world’s production capacity — and rapidly declining costs. The NYT reports.

  • Recent surveys show energy supply concerns are forcing corporate offices to implement energy-reduction ideas, from lighting retrofits and HVAC system upgrades, to building redesign and rooftop solar panels, as much as climate change considerations.

  • Hot And Cold Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:04 AM ET

    Energy used to be something we took for granted; it is was cheap, accessible and plentiful. Now, energy seems precious, complicated and fractious, a chip in the high-stakes game of geopolitics.

  • Power strip

    Even when renewable energy is relatively cheap to produce, current costs to store huge amounts of solar and wind power can be two or three times the value for utilities supplying electricity.

  • Does the Solar Industry Have a PR Problem? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:01 AM ET
    Solar Panels on a residential roof.

    With all its attributes, solar energy still hasn't taken off with consumers. What's not to like. Apparently, a lot.  For one, switching over is a" a hassle," says a solar firm CEO.

  • Oil-Price Volatility Bedevils Business and Consumers Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    The resulting yo-yo effect on fuel prices for the last three years has made it hard for consumers and businesses to loosen their purse strings enough to jump start the lackluster economy.

  • Detroit Readies Hydrogen-Car Push Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    Chrysler's ecoVoyager concept car unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.The ecoVoyager mates an lithium-ion battery pack to an advanced hydrogen fuel cell, resulting in a vehicle with a range of more than 300 miles that emits nothing from the tailpipe but water vapor.

    Automakers are gearing up for mass-market production of hydrogen-powered cars starting in 2015, but the fuel-cell technology has plenty of skeptics, including President Barack Obama.

  • Smart Ways To Cut Energy Costs At Home Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 9:59 AM ET

    Choosing energy-efficient appliances, such as Energy Star, making a few small repairs and adjusting some behavior can help consumers save hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs.

  • King Coal Gets Another Chance Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    Celanese’s integrated chemical complex in Nanjing, China.

    With gasoline prices still stubbornly high, a new fuel from an old source could keep America moving more cheaply in the near future.  It's coal-based  ethanol and Celanese is making a big bet on it.

  • Small, But Superior: Is Qatar the Next Dubai? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:03 AM ET

    The buzz at the “Business and Investment In Qatar Forum” is summed up by a Pegasus private equity investor as, “get in soon, it’s growing fast.” 

  • CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning 2011

    March 2011 will be one of those months to remember for investors. And despite a rough start, it managed to contribute to the market's best quarterly performnace in almost 15 years. Here are the best and worst performing stocks in the ten sectors of the S&P 500 during Q1.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.