TOYOTA CITY, Japan/ IRVINE, Calif., April 17- In 1997, Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the revolutionary Prius, the first commercially successful gasoline-electric hybrid car. Toyota Motor Corp will next year launch a hydrogen-powered car in the United States, Japan and Europe.» Read More
Business leaders from across the world are meeting in Copenhagen this week to discuss tackling climate change. They hope to influence world leaders who will decide in December on a follow up to the Kyoto agreement.
For years, we've heard Detroit and other auto makers lobby against higher fuel economy standards because it would drive up costs and ultimately hurt sales of SUV's and pick-ups- vehicles Americans want.
President Barack Obama wants drivers to go farther on a gallon of gas and cause less damage to the environment—and be willing to pick up the tab.
President Barack Obama will issue new vehicle emission standards and pair them with a broader goal of reducing pollution, marking the first time limits on greenhouse gases will be linked to federal standards for cars and trucks.
At 789 Chrysler lots across America sit 44,000 potential bargains—cars and trucks that are stuck between shell-shocked dealers and a troubled company that no longer wants their services.
As Americans prune their expenses because of the relentless recession, the family vacation is taking a hit. A third of those surveyed in an AP-Gfk Poll released Monday said they had already canceled at least one trip this year because of money.
While Americans debate the use of so-called clean coal, China is mastering the application of the technology.
A new, stylish, environmentally-friendly manufactured home from a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary is getting a lot of attention today, with a favorable comparison to Apple's popular iPod media player.
In what may be the most unique program to tackle the housing crisis, the Silicon Valley community of Menlo Park is offering to take over some debt of homeowners who are 90 days late on their mortgages.
We can make money by selling small cars in U.S. with our new global platform, said Alan Mulally, Ford Motor CEO.
The Obama administration will unveil measures to help homeowners and businesses modify second mortgages as well as primary ones.
The Obama administration is expected to unveil measures to help homeowners and businesses modify second mortgages as well as primary ones.
How you can save money down the road by "greening" your home now.
President Barack Obama says his administration is creating the first U.S. program to authorize offshore projects to generate electricity from wind and ocean currents.
Excess inventory is the mortal enemy of housing prices, according to Richard LeFrak, president of the LeFrak Organization.
As the world celebrates Earth Day in a bid to improve awareness for climate-change issues, CNBC asks market experts whether "green" stocks are attractive at the current stage of the economic cycle.
The investment research company picks the best ways to invest in green - but not everyone is convinced.
Thomas Skains, Chairman, President and CEO of Piedmont Natural Gas and Chairman, American Gas Association writes, "A key part of President Obama’s energy plan is a focus on significantly reducing current imports from the Middle East and Venezuela within the next 10 years. One of the ways to do this is by promoting the responsible domestic production of natural gas here in our own country."
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.
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.