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  • 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.

  • Stern Warning: Cost of Tackling Climate Change Rises Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:50 PM ET

    Curbing greenhouse gases has become an emergency, as global warming advances faster than previously thought, Lord Nicholas Stern, the author of the 'Stern Review' on climate change and the economy, tells CNBC.com.

  • Consumer Electronics Face The Dark Side Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:50 PM ET

    The prodigious American consumer electronics industry may be providing consumers with somewhat more ‘eco-friendly’ products. but it remains an industry with a dark side: mountains of toxic e-waste.

  • ZPower Recharges PC Battery Market Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:50 PM ET

    ZPower has spent the last 10 years working on  silver-zinc rechargeable battery technology and will unveil its first product through a major technology partner in August. CEO Dr. Ross Dueber talks  to CNBC.com  about the technological, financial and environmental issues for his company, the industry and consumers.

  • A convergence of factors -- from  sizzling commodity prices to high energy costs to new technology -- is  transforming the waste management industry and driving strong growth.

  • EU Should Rethink Biofuels Target: Lord Stern Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    The author of "the Stern Review" on the economic impact of climate change, Lord Nicholas Stern, talks to CNBC Europe about biofuels and climate change.

  • Paulson: Housing Is Still Biggest Threat to Economy Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:49 AM ET
    Henry M. Paulson, US Treasury Secretary

    The U.S. economy has "turned down sharply" and is at risk of weakening further because of the slump in housing, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said.

  • OPEC: Weak Dollar, Not Supply, Keeps Prices High Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    The weak dollar is the main factor keeping prices at high levels, not the supply of oil, and that situation is likely to continue, current OPEC president Chakib Khelil, who is also Algerian Oil Minister, said on Tuesday.

  • Gas Surges to Another Record: $3.34 a Gallon Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    Gas prices rose further into record territory Monday, pulled higher by resurgent oil futures and a growing belief that gasoline supplies are falling as the summer driving season approaches.

  • Retail Gas Prices Surge to New High Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 5:26 PM ET
    Gas Pump

    Retail gas prices surged to a new record above $3.30 a gallon Friday and appear poised to rise further in coming weeks as gasoline supplies tighten.

  • Should U.S. Crack Down on Fuel Speculators? Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 3:02 PM ET
    Heating Oil Delivery Truck

    Are hedge funds and investment banks unfairly driving up fuel costs for families in the U.S. -- or are soaring energy prices the result of a strong global economy and a free financial system? Industry officials are debating the question -- and will present their arguments to CNBC on Thursday.

  • Paulson: US Economy Faces a Tough Quarter Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 10:53 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    The U.S. economy has taken a sharp turn for the worse and is facing a tough quarter, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday.

  • Americans Prefer Energy Fix to Cancer Cure: Poll Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 2:09 AM ET
    Patrons line up for fuel, Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in Cincinnati. Oil prices rose above $72 a barrel Tuesday ahead of an OPEC meeting in Venezuela and the start of the Atlantic hurricane season later this week. The Memorial Day holiday marked the beginning of the peak driving season in the U.S., a period when energy traders are extra skittish about any loss of oil production or refining capacity. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    A nationwide survey of nearly 700 people suggests that Americans would prefer more money be invested in technology to solve the nation's energy ailments than to cure cancer or other diseases.

  • Toyota Says Prius is not Government-Funded Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 11:08 PM ET
    **FILE** Unsold 2007 Prius hybrid sedans sit on the lot of a Toyota dealership in Boulder, Colo., on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007. Hybrid vehicles are on track to achieve record U.S. sales this year despite signs consumer interest in hybrids is waning, an auto information company said Thursday.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

    Toyota Motor on Wednesday challenged a claim by a former senior executive that Japan's government funded the development of technology that drives the market-leading Prius hybrid.

  • US March Auto Sales Drop, GM Off 13% Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 2:37 AM ET

    U.S. auto sales dropped 12 percent in March in a decline blamed on shaky consumer confidence, high fuel prices and concern that a housing market downturn could spread into a full recession.