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  • 'Clunkers' Drives Huge Jump in New Car Fuel Efficiency Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 10:05 AM ET

    A study finds the fuel economy of new cars and light trucks sold in July noticeably jumped, thanks to the "cash for clunkers" program.

  • Chevy Volt

    General Motors said Tuesday its Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car should get 230 miles per gallon of gasoline in city driving, more than four times the mileage of the current champion, the Toyota Prius.

  • Retrofit Buildings to Create Green Jobs: Podesta Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 12:24 PM ET

    Retrofitting 50 million buildings – about 40 percent of the building stock in the U.S. – by 2020 to make them energy efficient would create 625,000 permanent jobs in the U.S., John Podesta, CEO of the Center for American Progress, told CNBC.

  • GM Plans Plug-In Hybrid System in Midsize SUV Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    General Motors logo

    General Motors's product development chief says the company will introduce a plug-in rechargeable midsize sport utility vehicle sometime in late 2010 or in 2011.

  • The Cash for Clunkers program has been vital towards resuscitating the US auto industry and should continue, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson told CNBC.

  • California Budget Plan Includes New Offshore Oil Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 3:56 AM ET
    San Francisco

    The deal to close California's $26 billion budget deficit included a plan to drill for offshore oil, drawing allegations that the fiscal crisis was used for a backroom deal following rejection of the idea by state regulators earlier this year.

  • Skyscraper Construction Site

    Ending his first official visit to China, the United States energy secretary, Steven Chu, said the two nations had agreed to plan joint studies on ways to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, a major issue in addressing China’s contribution to climate change.

  • G8 Commentary: G8 + G5 = G13, Unlucky for All Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    Day two at the G8 and all's not going swimmingly. No, I'm not still going on about the logistics (I mean what's three hours to get to the venue between friends). No, I'm talking about the fact that with the major developing nations, the so-called G5 turning up, things are just not so cozy and glossy for Silvio and all.

  • G8 Commentary: Thank You for the Chaos Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 10:05 AM ET
    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    Thank you Silvio Berlusconi. No, really, thank you.

  • GM Awaits Judge's Ruling on Asset Sale Plan Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 3:08 PM ET
    First page of the US bankruptcy filing for General Motors Corporation

    An attorney for General Motors urged a bankruptcy judge Thursday to approve the automaker's sale plan, saying that the only other alternative would be a liquidation of the company's assets.

  • Oil Market Never More Bearish: Gulf Oil CEO Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 11:06 AM ET

    The oil market is over-supplied, said Joe Petrowski, the CEO of Gulf Oil on Thursday. As oil stocks approach a 29-year high, the fundamental supply-side of the market has never been more bearish, he said.

  • Green Cities of the Future Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 11:19 AM ET
    From Brazil to Korea, a whole new generation of sustainable communities is getting built from the ground up all around the world. These 16 cities were selected by the Clinton Climate Initiative to participate in the Climate Positive Development Program, which will provide an open flow of information on green technology. Click ahead to take a look at sustainable cities of the future.

    From Brazil to Korea, a whole new generation of sustainable communities is getting built from the ground up all around the world. Take a look at sustainable cities of the future.

  • Toledo, Ohio Eyes Green Jobs Renaissance Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:48 PM ET
    Thin-film solar panel.

    The glass is half full again in Toledo. The Ohio city once known as the glass-making capital of America is trying to forge a new identity as a solar-energy, green jobs metropolis of the future.

  • Seeing The Forest For The Trees Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:48 PM ET
    Hand plant money

    In the current economic climate, with C-level executives in every type of business wanting to wring every penny from their corporate processes, sustainability means finding ways to reduce, reuse, and repurpose anything along their supply chain, leading hopefully to a leaner, cleaner—and greener—operation.

  • Building A Lasting Business Model Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:48 PM ET

    Sustainability isn’t just about saving the planet. It's about opportunity—reinventing business models to better compete in the global economy.

  • Laying The Right Foundation Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:48 PM ET

    As large cities around the world try to go green by doing everything from banning plastic shopping bags to installing wind turbines on roofs, a whole new generation of sustainable communities is getting built from the ground up.

  • ExxonMobil Completes Colorado Project Expansion Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
    (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)

    ExxonMobil said Monday it has completed an expansion of its natural gas processing capacity at a site in Colorado, allowing it to handle up to 200 million cubic feet of gas per day, double its current output.

  • Now Counting Carbons Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 3:03 PM ET

    Deutsche Bank  unveiled a 70-foot tall carbon counter in New York City that tracks the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

  • Exxon Ordered to Pay Interest on Alaska Spill Award Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 1:25 PM ET
    Exxon Mobile

    Exxon Mobil was ordered Monday to pay about $500 million in interest on punitive damages for the Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska, nearly doubling the payout to Alaska Natives, fishermen, business owners and others harmed by the 1989 disaster.

  • The leader of Canada's east coast province of Newfoundland has announced a tentative agreement to develop an offshore project estimated to contain 223 million barrels of oil.