Film star DiCaprio and billionaire philanthropist/investor Soros came together to discuss the economics of climate change.
The Kraft says its Philadephia cream cheese is made using renewable energy sources.
A bill in California could pass this week banning wasteful single-use plastic bags if state legislators can be convinced that consumers can bring his/her own sack for carting off a loaf of bread.
A new bill in the House of Representatives would use a reverse auction process to allocate future federal oil royalties to the best renewable energy projects and technologies.
The private sector has found success elusive. Now the federal government is stepping up its efforts to develop alternatives to gasoline, reports The New York Times.
In its bid to generate the cheapest electricity, Skyline Solar is using reflective metal troughs, cranked out in the auto industry, to focus the sun's energy onto a typical solar photovoltaic cell.
Many have dubbed the Gulf oil spill as the worst environmental disaster in American history. In my view, it’s not even close. Here are the 10 worst ones.
The potential economic impact of a carbon market seems to divide American industry as much as talk about healthcare reform may divide a family at Sunday dinner.
“I’m estimating carbon markets could be worth $2 trillion in transaction value – money changing hands – within five years of trading (starting),” says one federal regulator.
With carbon cap-and-trade legislation before Congress and increasing pressure from shareholders, US companies know they’ll have to deal with their greenhouse gas emissions, or carbon footprint, and many are jumping the gun to change their carbon liability into an asset.
With emissions rules looking inevitable, companies are taking steps to prepare for a number of different government scenarios.
In addition to the usual specialized brokerage and accounting services any commodity needs, carbon markets also require established standards to ensure credits are reliably similar and registries to track those credits from birth to retirement
Carbon may be the next great investment opportunity but private capital is still trying to get its arms around around it. The ideal carbon investment structure may be a hybrid of private equity and hedge funds models.
Ahead-of-the-curve retail investors looking to play carbon as a commodity may want to bone up on the facts while they are waiting to for the nascent market to scale up.
In 2009, about 505 clean-tech deals took place. These are the largest.
Most of the companies are based out of the U.S. but have a presence in the country. Click on to see which companies ranked on top.
The Carbon Disclosure Project has been tracking the carbon footprint of S&P-500 members since 2003. We've also included their total 2008 emissions where available.
Top executives at nine global companies have teamed up with CNBC to discuss the obstacles and opportunities of the emerging carbon business.
With President Barack Obama now committed to attending the final days of the Cop15 climate meeting in Copenhagen, the debate over how the world should reduce emissions remains as controversial as ever.
"There is no dispute, every country wants to contribute to climate change control," Dr. Zhengrong Shi, CEO of Suntech Power, told CNBC at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit Friday.
Leo Apotheker, CEO of SAP and a member of the Carbon Council, tells CNBC how he plans to turn carbon into cash.
John Rowe, CEO of Exelon, operator of the largest number of nuclear plants in the US, discusses climate change, cap and trade and more with CNBC.
"I am convinced actually that we are not getting legally binding targets in Copenhagen," Lars G. Josefsson, CEO of Vattenfall, said Wednesday. "But it is also not necessary because what we need, what business needs, what the world needs, is actually the thrust in a new direction that will lead up to binding targets."