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Carbon Challenge

  • Look What's Next Door: A Carbon Neutral House Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 8:08 AM ET

    The first carbon neutral house on the East Coast, located in McLean, Va., is opening its doors on Oct. 10. The Green House, as it’s been named, uses approximately 70 to 80 percent less energy per square foot than a comparable new house.

  • President Barack Obama

    A flurry of green agreements between the U.S. and China this month has lowered expectations for any global deal at a major climate change conference in Copenhagen next month, but they may also foreshadow a new approach by the Obama administration focusing on job creation and technological innovation.

  • 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.

  • CA "More Profitable" After Saving Energy: CEO Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 2:40 PM ET

    One of the world’s largest IT management software companies, CA is focused on the carbon challenge and how big business is turning a potential regulatory burden into a moneymaking opportunity.

  • Offshore Oil Disaster Could Boost New-Age Biofuels Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 12:24 PM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    While BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has dimmed the prospects for new offshore oil drilling, next-generation biofuels may be able to compensate for that lost production, marking the start of a bigger move away from oil.

  • Clean technology venture investments in North America, Europe, China and India totaled 180, according to a report by the Cleantech Group and Deloitte, but the  $1.9 billion total fell far short of the  2008 peak..

  • Political Patience Wanes as Gulf Oil Spill Grows Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 8:48 AM ET

    Political patience is washing away for BP executives who can't stop a broken underwater well from spewing oil into the Gulf, where crews were trying the latest solution—submerging a second containment box designed to funnel the gusher to a waiting tanker.

  • Power lines

    The decision of several major companies to quit the Chamber of Commerce over carbon emission regulation underscores the concern—and confusion—within Corporate America about how it will impact the bottom line.

  • No Climate Deal? No Problem, Say Clean Energy Firms Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 12:36 PM ET
    Carbon Emission

    While world leaders meet in Copenhagen next week to discuss carbon emissions targets, the energy sector will keep  moving into a cleaner energy future with or without them.

  • Global Warming

    U.S. policymakers may be looking to recast domestic cap-and-trade efforts as a new green-oriented stimulus package that invests in clean energy, employs Americans, tackles Chinese competition and banishes carbon emissions,—all at once.

  • Las Vegas Puts Sustainability In The Spotlight Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 2:28 PM ET
    CityCenter gas plant

    The city is looking to win big with  a new push on energy conservation, which could also pay off for its power-hungry  casino industry.

  • 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

  • Smart Lighting Technology May Offer A Brighter Idea Monday, 17 May 2010 | 12:55 PM ET

    A new lighting control system could dim prospects for competing technologies such as LED lighting and put the spotlight on the booming energy-efficiency industry

  • 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.

  • The Carbon Challenge: A CNBC Special Report

    Developed countries like the U.S. prefer a fixed-cap system while developing ones want one based on the intensity of their economic growth.

  • Switzerland’s Long Journey to Copenhagen Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | 8:37 AM ET
    The Carbon Challenge: A CNBC Special Report

    When the Swiss delegation around Environment Minister Moritz Leuenberg boards the train to Copenhagen on December 16th, its journey of more than 1,000 km to the world’s biggest climate meeting in history will not just send a signal by travelling more CO2-friendly than many of their colleagues. It will set the stage for the country’s urgent plea to the world to seal a deal.

  • Momentum For Clean Coal Conversion Burning Out Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:57 AM ET

    President Obama’s recent public support of clean coal and his waning interest in cap-and-trade legislation may not be enough to save the American coal industry from a perfect storm of competitive technology, stricter regulation and growing obsolescence.

  • 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.

  • Trees May Win One In Copenhagen Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 2:48 PM ET
    Boa Frente

    Defining how a forest can generate carbon credits could be the one landmark agreement coming out of the UN climate talks in Copenhagen.  "We can’t tell people to stop driving cars and trucks," says one proponent.  "But we can stop deforestation."

  • Danish PM to Become President of UN Climate Talks Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 6:15 AM ET
    The Carbon Challenge: A CNBC Special Report

    Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen will replace Danish minister Connie Hedegaard as president of the U.N. climate talks for a final summit session, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

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