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    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
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    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.

  • Building A Lasting Business Model Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:48 PM ET
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    Sustainability isn’t just about saving the planet. It's about opportunity—reinventing business models to better compete in the global economy.

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

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

  • Divers Struggle to Retreive Oil from Alaska Shipwreck Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 12:53 PM ET
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    Divers on Sunday began removing fuel from an oil field supply ship that sank in the Cook Inlet five months ago, but the work was soon halted when the inlet's extreme tides started rocking a vessel being used as a staging area.

  • Bill Ford: Small Cars Will Be 'Profitable' Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 8:29 AM ET

    Although GM and Chrysler’s bankruptcy may be playing into Ford Motor’s strong June numbers, "it’s really our products that are getting the best reviews they’ve ever gotten," said William Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor in a live interview on CNBC.

  • Crude Oil Price Sends US Gasoline to $2.66 A Gallon Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | 5:51 PM ET
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    The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose nearly 17 cents over the past two weeks as crude oil prices climbed to about $72 a barrel, according to an industry analyst.

  • Airbus CEO Defends A330 as Safest Ever Built Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 10:43 AM ET
    Air France Airbus A330-200 jet in flight

    Speculation that Airbus may have to ground its entire fleet of A330 aircraft due to safety fears is completely unfounded and the plane is among the world’s safest, Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus, told CNBC.

  • US House Passes 'Cash for Clunkers' Plan Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 5:38 PM ET
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    With auto sales in the doldrums, the House approved a plan Tuesday to provide vouchers of up to $4,500 for consumers who turn in their gas-guzzling cars and trucks for more fuel-efficient vehicles.

  • GM Taps Ex-AT&T CEO Whitacre To Be Chairman Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 2:28 PM ET

    Edward Whitacre, former chairman and CEO of AT&T, will become chairman of General Motors when the company emerges from bankruptcy, said interim Chairman Kent Kresa Tuesday.