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Carbon 101

  • What It Is, How It Works Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 12:53 PM ET
    The Carbon Challenge

    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.

  • Making A Market Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 10:06 AM ET
    Carbon Tax

    “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.

  • What Companies Are Doing Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 11:42 AM ET
    Carbon Emission

    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.

  • Regulation: Now and Later Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 9:32 AM ET
    Carbon Tax

    With emissions rules looking inevitable, companies are taking steps to prepare for a number of different  government  scenarios.

  • Key Players In The Market Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 9:30 AM ET
    CRT Details Report | The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report

    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

  • Role of Private Capital Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 9:38 AM ET
    The Carbon Challenge

    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.

  • Opportunities For Retail Investors Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 3:24 PM ET
    The Carbon Challenge

    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.

Slideshows

  • Biggest Clean-Tech M&A Deals of 2009 Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 1:04 PM ET
    In 2009, there were an estimated 505 clean-technology M&A transactions globally, totaling $31.8 billion, according to the Cleantech Group, a research firm based in San Francsico. In North America, Europe and Israel, the number of clean technology M&A deals was up from 2008, but the total value of those transactions was down. In China, however, M&A activity in the sector was red hot. The country reached a historic high with 29 transactions totaling $5.5 billion. Click ahead to see the biggest cle

    In 2009, about 505 clean-tech deals took place. These are the largest.

  • Top Clean-Tech Employers Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 3:06 PM ET

    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.

  • America's Greenest Companies: 2009 Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 3:56 PM ET
    The Carbon Disclosure Project has been tracking the carbon footprint of S&P-500 members since 2003. This year, for the first time, its report ranks companies based on their plans and actions taken to reduce emissions. (Past surveys it focused on relative disclosure.) This year, 332 companies responded to the voluntary survey, vs. 321 a year ago This year, the project actually applied a performance metric, but since it is a pilot program has opted not to release specific scores. Instead, it has r

    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.

CNBC Carbon Council

  • CNBC's Carbon Council Members Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 3:39 PM ET
    The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Top executives at nine global companies have teamed up with CNBC to discuss the obstacles and opportunities of the emerging carbon business.

  • CNBC's Carbon Council Backs Cap and Trade Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 4:25 AM ET

    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.

  • Seeking Agreement at COP15     Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 1:15 AM ET

    "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.

  • Turning Carbon Into Cash     Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Leo Apotheker, CEO of SAP and a member of the Carbon Council, tells CNBC how he plans to turn carbon into cash.

  • Exelon CEO on Climate Change     Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 8:37 AM ET

    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.

  • Not Convinced Cop15 Deal Will Occur: CEO     Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 3:45 AM ET

    "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."

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