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  • Goldman: Natural Gas Crunch Possible This Winter Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    U.S. natural gas inventories could be at seriously low levels at the start of winter this year, if current rates of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports remain at record lows, a Goldman Sachs report said Wednesday.

  • Indonesia May Drop out of OPEC Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 3:48 AM ET

    Indonesia is considering quitting the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as the country's crude oil output had declined, the country's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Tuesday.

  • Electricity

    Done right, the smarter grid should save consumers money in the long run by reducing the need for new power plants, which we pay off in our monthly electric bills.

  • Smarter electric grid could be key to saving power Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 8:46 PM ET

    These days the environmental consequences and unfriendly economics of energy appear unsustainable. As a result, power providers and technology companies are making the electric grid smarter.

  • Gas-Tax Holiday Wouldn't Lower Prices at the Pump Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 10:16 AM ET

    On the surface at least, giving drivers a summertime "holiday" on the 18.4 cent federal gasoline tax sounds like a good idea. Too bad the idea flunks Economics 101.

  • Toy Industry Plays It Safe With Green Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    Growing safety concerns over children's toys has spiked interest in the eco-friendly toy sector and companies are working quickly to tap into the growing market.

  • Commander Planet: Retail Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 6:56 PM ET

    Looking for a retail trade that could make the competition green with envy. Commander Planet to the rescue!

  • US Rice Jumps to Record High on Supply Fears Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 6:09 AM ET

    U.S. rice futures rose to a fresh all-time high on Wednesday on worries about supply shortages which have triggered political unrest and export restrictions designed to protect dwindling domestic stocks.

  • On the Line: CSX CEO Michael Ward Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 6:57 PM ET

    This railroad company knows that green is the color of money. Here's how it makes the environment play in its favor.

  • Oil Prices Must Stay High to Have Enough Supply Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 2:56 PM ET

    Energy producers cannot halt a rally that has driven oil to nearly $120 a barrel and the world might have to live with even higher prices if it wants supplies for the future, exporters said on Tuesday.

  • Companies' 'Green' Claims Often Misleading: Experts Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 12:19 PM ET

    Many companies are guilty of "greenwashing" -- claims that mislead consumers, by words or image, about the environmenal impact of their products, experts say.

  • Know Your IPO: Intrepid Potash Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    Here's how Cramer would go about buying this new fertilizer company when it comes to market later this week.

  • When Bad Is Still Good Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Even the worst performers from Cramer's original green portfolio still beat the S&P. Of them, he would only sell one.

  • Green Is Money Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Find out which of Cramer's original green plays he'd still be buying.

  • New York City Takes On E-Waste Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 10:43 AM ET

    If New York City is the Big Apple, then it wants to make sure it is a green one by being the first major US city to introduce a law requiring residents and manufacturers to recycle used electronic devices.

  • OPEC President: No Need to Raise Oil Production Sunday, 20 Apr 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
    Gas Pump

    The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries sees no need to raise oil production to counter high oil prices, the OPEC President said on Sunday.

  • Message On A Bottle: Own Your Own, Don't Recycle Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    As people consumer more bottled water, there's been growing concern over how empty plastic bottles are disposed of.  As a result, t consumers are increasingly looking at drinking tap water from reusable water bottles and businesses are springing up to serve them.

  • A Weedy Contribution to the Biofuel Movement Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:53 PM ET

    As farmers divert crops to the production of ethanol and biodiesel, food prices rise. Enter Jatropha Curcas, a wild poisonous shrub that grows in poor soil conditions, needs little water and is pest resistant but is easily converted into high quality biodiesel.

  • Hybrids Find Growing Acceptance on Main Street USA Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:52 PM ET
    2005 Toyota Prius.

    Hybrids are finding growing acceptance around the country - including the Midwest, although the West Coast , thanks to California, is still the largest market.

  • Green Stocks: Bubble Trouble Time? Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:52 PM ET

    Green energy stocks have slumped since their peak in November and still look overvalued, since the price of oil, although painfully high, still hasn't risen enough to justify investors' hopes that renewable energy sources will steal the limelight.